Wireless apparatus with proximity sensor switches allowing a disabled person to control an electronic device.
Disclosed is a proximity sensor switch operated control unit for electronic devices to be used by disabled persons with limited motor skills. The control unit consists of switches that sends signals to electronic units which process the signals and send secondary signals wirelessly to a computing device eg a home computer, a mobile phone or a PDA. The computing device is coupled to a visual display which displays text, icons and other visual cues to show the user the current function setting of the switches. The computer processes the received signals and sends on control signals to the devices to be controlled, based on the information displayed on the screen. The switch may be a Hall effect switch operated by a magnet, with the magnet being wearable as part the user's clothing or jewellery. The sensors, switches and/or the electronic units may be mounted on a wheelchair or other such mobility device.
EDWARDS REUBEN CHARLES [GB]; MELLING PETER [GB]
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