Pads are clear adhesive-backed, touch-sensitive plastic patches. When
adhered to a surface or object, they act like switches, activating
any of Adaptivation's compatible devices.
a Taction Pad is touched by some part of the hand or our Conductive
Foam patches (sold separately), the device into which it is plugged
is activated. Taction Pads were designed to operate specifically with
Adaptivation's line of touch activated devices and will
not work with other assistive devices or adapted toys unless accompanied
by the LinkSwitch.
a Taction Pad over a picture, an assistive device can be activated
when that picture (actually the overlying Taction Pad ) is touched.
For example, touching a picture of a lamp could activate the lamp.
Picture boards can be made to talk or control one's environment when
teamed up with other Adaptivation products.
more intuitive switches are needed, objects can become switches. Imagine
touching a glass, then a message such as, "May I have something
to drink please?" plays to a care provider. This intuitive cause-effect
relationship provides a cognitive step beyond merely placing a button
in front of the glass. Taction Pads facilitate choice selection such
as picking one of several color markers, shown below.
of hitting a button placed next to a tape player, touching a Taction
Pad adhered to the tape player makes the tape player activate. Taction
Pads give teachers and therapists the power to choose what they feel
is the best target object.
Pads are resistant to saliva, hand grime and urine, and can be cleaned
with mild soap and water.