Last February, I wrote a blog discussing the Tecla Shield. The Tecla Shield is an assistive device that gives individuals hands-free control of their smart devices. The Shield has been around for a few years now, but the same company has recently introduced the all-new tecla-e.
The tecla-e is the newest version of Tecla. It is a cloud-connected assistive device that provides users with control of their smart devices and environment. It is ideal for anyone with limited upper-body mobility resulting from spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, ALS, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke, and more.
Features of tecla-e:
- The tecla-e itself is a light-touch button switch that requires about 200 grams of force for activation
- Can pair with up to eight Bluetooth devices
- User can switch between them by pressing and holding one of their switches
- Compatible devices include:
- iOS devices with Switch Control (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
- Mac Computers (macOS with Switch Control)
- Apple TV with Switch Control
- Android devices with Switch Access
- Samsung devices with Universal Switch
- Windows computers (requires compatible scanning software)
- The device can control Internet-enabled appliances via its WiFi connection. Currently supports devices through IFTTT and devices controlled by Logitech’s Harmony Hub
- Has temperature, location, motion, and ambient light sensors built-in to it
- Information gathered by these sensors can be uploaded to the cloud and accessed through the Tecla app (iOS and Android)
Check out Tecla’s website to learn more!