Introducing tecla-e

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.

tecla-e assistive device

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!