Product Type: 
Primary device
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Approximate Cost: $499.00


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Product Description: 

tecla-e is for anyone who cannot easily use a smartphone, tablet computer or household technology independently. Users can pair with up to 8 Bluetooth devices and the user can switch between them by pressing and holding one of their switches. Additionally, tecla-e itself is a light-touch button switch that can be used to control your devices.

Main Features: 

  • Multiple device control: tecla-e can pair with up to 8 Bluetooth devices and the user can switch between them by pressing and holding one of their switches.
  • Control smart home technology: tecla-e can control Internet-enabled appliances via its WiFi connection through smart home platforms and services. tecla-e currently supports devices through IFTTT, devices controlled by Logitech’s Harmony Hub, and integrates with Amazon Alexa's voice assistant service. Quadriplegic users can have full control of their lighting and thermostats with access to mainstream devices like Philips Hue and Nest.
  • Built-in button: tecla-e itself is a light-touch button switch that requires about 200 grams of force to activate. This feature may be helpful for users who aren't familiar with switch access.
  • Remote monitoring: tecla-e contains location, temperature, motion, and ambient light sensors. The information gathered by these sensors can be uploaded to the cloud and accessed through the Tecla apps for iOS and Android. The user can make this information available to family and caregiver who have also downloaded the app. This feature is currently only available in North America.
  • App-enabled. The new Tecla app for iOS and Android has three functions:
    • Hardware Set-Up: You can use the app to customize how your tecla-e works and upgrade the firmware as new features and bug fixes roll in.
    • Soft Remote: The app has a fully customizable remote, allowing you to create buttons for phone functions (direct dials, text messages, etc) or to control your Internet-enabled appliances with IFTTT, Harmony, and Alexa commands. Users with speech impairments can also create an Alexa text query button to access all of Alexa's skills without using their voice.
    • Remote Monitoring: Sensor information from the tecla-e hardware  (GPS, motion, surrounding temperature and light conditions) can be accessed through the app. This information can be shared with family and caregivers that have downloaded the app and created an account.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Compatible with:
    • iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS devices with Switch Control).
    • Mac Computers (macOS with Switch Control).
    • Apple TV (tvOS with Switch Control.
    • Android devices (with Switch Access).
    • Samsung devices (with Universal Switch).
    • Windows computers (compatible scanning software required).
    • Internet-enabled smart appliances.
  • Built-in battery: The rechargeable, long-lasting battery has up to 48 hours of continued use. Can be charged with any standard USB-C.
  • Due to the device's built-in radios, tecla-e should not be positioned near a user's head.

Options & Accessories: 

Accessories are available for purchase for this product. These include, but are not limited to:

More Information: 

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