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Environmental Control Units and Assistive Technology “Switches” Operational Training

Environmental Control Units and Assistive Technology “Switches” Operational Training

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  1. Environmental Control Units and Assistive Technology “Switches” Operational Training Prepared for Foundation for Senior Living Phoenix, AZ Prepared by Arizona Technology Access Program Phoenix, AZ

  2. Definition of Terms • The United States lags far behind the world especially the European Union in providing safe, comfortable and independent living environments for older adults and those with disabilities. While the US uses terms like Electronic Aids for Daily Living and Environment Control Units, the world outside the US uses terms like Ambient Assisted Living , Ambient Intelligence and ultimately an Attentive rather than Smart Home* • For the sake of clarity I am using the terminology Environment Control Unit, ECU. It is the most widely used term in the US and most descriptive of the tasks being performed. • Perhaps some day the US will “catch up” to the world and Ambient Assisted Living will be the appropriate terminology. * Proceeding of ICOST, International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telemetrics (2003 – 2010) Arizona Technology Access Program

  3. Goals • Provide a real world demonstration of two variations of Environmental Control Units, ECUs. • Demonstrate different “access techniques” and “switches” available to control Assistive Technology devices. Arizona Technology Access Program

  4. Introduction to ECUs • Designed to provide “command & control” of electrical appliances such as: • TV, radio • Interior and exterior lighting • Open/close doors and curtains • Adjust thermostat • User interface is adapted to accommodate the consumer’s capability • Switches • simple push button • proximity • sip ‘n puff • Voice Recognition • Computer screen point and click • Appliance control and communication techniques • Infrared (IR) transmission • Radio frequency (RF) • Power Line (X-10) or newer implementations i.e. Universal Powerline Bus, UPB • Hybrid combinations i.e. RF – X10 or IR – X10 Arizona Technology Access Program

  5. IR Overview • Infrared Control – modulated IR i.e. invisible light beam • Same technology as used with home TV and stereo • Primarily line-of-sight but will bounce off hard walls and ceilings • ECU controller must be “trained” using existing remote controller • Using the existing remote control unit is the only technique available “train” the ECU controller Arizona Technology Access Program

  6. X-10 Overview • Control information is transmitted over existing house wiring • An X-10 Controller “transmits” commands • An X-10 Receiver “receives” commands • X-10 Controller and Receiver plug into the existing house power outlets • Lamps and appliances plug into the X-10 Receiver • ECU provides either an RF or IR link to the X-10 Controller • X-10 protocol provides for House Code and Device Codes • Note: X-10 has a several second delay in command execution Arizona Technology Access Program

  7. X-10 Controller and Receiver RF link to ECU X-10 Controller X-10 Receiver Unit Code X-10 protocol transmitted over existing house wiring House Code House Code Lamp plugged into X-10 Receiver Arizona Technology Access Program

  8. Access Techniques“Direct Selection” • Push Buttons • Point and click • Voice Recognition Power Link 4 HAI Home Automation Solutions SiCare Light II Arizona Technology Access Program

  9. Access Techniques“Indirection Selection i.e. Scanning” • Horizontal and Vertical Menu Scanning • Single switch - Relax 3 • Scanning is automatic • Switch controls “selection” • Dual switch - SiCare Light • One switch controls scanning or sequencing • Second switch controls “selection” • User feedback • Visual feedback - Relax 3 • Auditory & Visual feedback - SiCare Arizona Technology Access Program

  10. Relax 3 IR Control to TV, Stereo, etc Visual Feedback - Horizontal scan - Vertical scan Single Switch Operation RF Link RF Linked X-10 Controller • Click for Relax 3 basic operations video • Close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  11. Relax 3 Maintenance9V Battery Compartment Battery is not rechargeable Replace with standard 9V battery Arizona Technology Access Program

  12. Relax 3 - IR Device Training Video • Today’s TV and stereo equipment is controlled by a hand held “remote” or remote controller. • This “remote” controls the TV, stereo, CD, etc. by transmitting a “sequence” of IR pulses • This IR pulse “sequence” from the existing Remote Control must be programmed into the ECU controller • The following is a video of how to program the Relax 3 using an existing TV remote. • The information in the video is also provided in the Relax 3 documentation. • Click for the Relax 3 IR training video , close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  13. Relax 3 - TV Operation • The Relax 3 provides 10 operations for a TV/VCR combination: • Power - Mute • Channel + - Play • Channel – - Stop • Volume + - Rewind • Volume – - Fast Forward • Click for the Relax 3 TV operation video , close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  14. Relax 3 – TASH Telephone Functions • The Relax 3 allows the consumer to: • answer and hang up calls, • place calls to numbers stored in the directory • place calls to five (5) speed dial numbers. • The Relax 3 controls the TASH Telephone thru an IR link same as the TV/VCR • All IR sequences are pre-programmed, no user programming is required. • The Relax 3 will only operate the TASH Telephone Arizona Technology Access Program

  15. Relax 3 – TASH Telephone Operation • The Relax 3 provides 10 operations for the TASH telephone : • Answer/Hang up - Speed Dial 1 • Directory - Speed Dial 2 • Down - Speed Dial 3 • Up - Speed Dial 4 • Dial - Speed Dial 5 • Click for the Relax 3 Telephone video, close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  16. Relax 3 - Wheelchair Mounted Relax 3 Actuator “Button” Switch Arizona Technology Access Program

  17. SiCare Light II with Chin & Cheek Switches Arizona Technology Access Program

  18. Chin and Cheek Switches Cheek Switch Chin Switch Arizona Technology Access Program

  19. Chin & Cheek Cabling to SiCare Light IIfrom Two 1/8 Mono Plugs to One 2.5 mm Stereo Plug 1/8 inch or 3.5 mm stereo plug 2.5 mm stereo socket 1/8 inch Mono Plug for Cheek switch 1/8 inch Mono Sockets 3.5 mm stereo socket 1/8 inch Mono Plug for Chin switch 2.5 mm stereo plug Arizona Technology Access Program

  20. SiCare Light II • Speaker Dependent Voice Recognition • Dual Switch Scanning • Auditory and visual feedback • IR Control of Audio/Video Equipment • IR – X10 for power line appliance control Arizona Technology Access Program

  21. SiCare Configuration • Bedside Mounting • Consumer interface • Voice Recognition • Dual switch scanning using Chin & Cheek switches • Controls table Lamp via IR to X-10 • Controls SunSounds Radio via IR to X-10 Arizona Technology Access Program

  22. SiCare Operational Configuration X-10 Controller (IR to X-10 Converter) Controlled Lamp X-10 Protocol IR transmission X-10 Protocol transmitted over existing home wiring SiCare Light II Cheek Switch X-10 Receiver Lamp plugs into X-10 receiver Chin Switch Arizona Technology Access Program

  23. SiCare Maintenance Batteries are rechargeable Contact supplier before replacing Keep SiCare stored in “cradle” and plugged-in when not is use Arizona Technology Access Program

  24. SiCare X-10 Controller & Receivers House code set to “I” Lamp Unit Code = 1 Radio Unit Code = 2 House code set to “I” IR to X-10 Controller Arizona Technology Access Program

  25. SiCare X-10 Receiver Location Power Strip with X-10 Receivers Arizona Technology Access Program

  26. SiCare X-10 Receivers Installed Power cord from IR to X-10 Controller X-10 Receiver for SunSounds Radio X-10 Receiver for table Lamp Arizona Technology Access Program

  27. SiCare Setup and Voice Training • SiCare Device Setup video, close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint • SiCare Voice Training video, close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  28. SiCare “Red” Switch Operation Red left switch is “scan or sequence” operation Red right switch is “select” operation SiCare Operation with Front Panel “Red” switches video , close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  29. SiCare “Chin & Cheek” Switch Operation Red left switch equivalent - sequence Red right switch equivalent - select SiCare Operation with Chin and Cheek switches video , close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  30. SiCare Voice Recognition Operation No switches ! SiCare Operation with Voice Recognition video , close Windows Media Player to return to PowerPoint Arizona Technology Access Program

  31. Universal Bedroom Arizona Technology Access Program

  32. Demonstration Configuration The Relax 3 is programmed to control the TV/VCR and TASH Telephone The SiCare Light II is programmed to control the table Lamp and SunSounds Radio Arizona Technology Access Program

  33. Universal Bedroom – Detail 1 Arizona Technology Access Program

  34. Universal Bedroom – Detail 2 Lamp Controlled via SiCare X-10 SunSounds Radio Controlled via SiCare X-10 IR to X-10 Controller used with SiCare TASH Telephone Controlled via Relax 3 X-10 Receivers Arizona Technology Access Program

  35. Universal Bedroom – Detail 3 TV Controlled Via Relax 3 SiCare Light II and Chin & Cheek Switches Arizona Technology Access Program

  36. For Additional Information on Assistive Technology Contact: Arizona Technology Access Program Phoenix, AZ 602-728-9534 Arizona Technology Access Program

  37. Arizona Technology Access Program