Saturday, December 26, 2009

Design for WiiCane pole at the end of the walking course

Here is a proposal or how to organize the WiiCane system components to make it easier to keep track of everything. In this picture, you can see that I mounted an all-in-one touch screen PC on an adjustable height tension pole, and added a horizontal aluminum rack a few inches above the screen. The rack makes a convenient place to hang the cane, the headphones, the blindfold and the belt unit.  The USB controller for the light track is mounted out of sight on the back of the PC, since there is no user access required to that component. Configuring and launching wiiCane will be via a basic graphical user interface with a few big buttons on the PC screen. Instructors and students will operate the system with speech assistance, and we will supply a transparent tactile graphic overlay sheet to be mounted over the screen, so that users can feel the locations of buttons.

In cases where the wiiCane track is being fastented to the ceiling, and there is no pole, the rack for the wiiCane accoutrements can be mounted to the wall adjacent to the walking course.

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