Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

PageBot for Kindle 2

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

PageBot for Kindle 2

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The PageBot for Kindle 2 is a switch interface for the Amazon Kindle 2 electronic book reader designed for use by individuals with neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, or repetitive strain injury. This switch interface works with all models of Amazon's 2nd Generation Kindle, including both the domestic (U.S.) wireless and international wireless models. It enables individuals who cannot hold the Kindle or press its buttons to read electronic books and other long form documents independently. The PageBot combines a secure and adjustable mount, dual integrated actuators for the Kindle's "Next Page" and "Previous Page" buttons, and a built-in intelligent drive circuit that can directly interface with a wide variety of adaptive switches with 3.5-millimeter microphone-style connectors. Dual switches can interface with a single stereo cable. In addition, a USB host interface allows the unit to be operated from the buttons of a wired or wireless USB mouse. A Keep Awake mode with an automatic timer can prevent the Kindle from entering sleep mode after a period of inactivity, eliminating the need to manipulate the Kindle power switch after a pause in reading. …

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