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Nae Mair Sair Heids with Head Switches

by Paul Nisbet

on Thu Nov 10, 2016

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On Wednesday I was in a school setting up some head switches with a learner, for driving a Smart Wheelchair on loan. Since most switches are made of hard plastic, over the years my practice has always been to glue some foam or Evazote on top of the switch to make it more comfortable - it's no fun bashing your bonce against a lump of unforgiving polyethylene.

Softytops are soft cushions that fit over Jelly Bean, Buddy Button and Piko switches, and make them much more comfortable to activate. The surface is smooth to the touch (unlike Evazote, which rubs a bit) and soft, so you can bash them repeatedly without getting a headache.
 
They come in red, blue, black and pink and take seconds to attach.
 
Softytops cost:

  • £6.99 each
  • or £30 for 5 

from the lovely people at Smile Smart Technology.

I thoroughly recommend them for people who use head switches, or anyone who wants a switch that's more comfortable to activate.

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