'Our launch of TabAccess is a life changer for so many. Now anyone with motor limitations can have easier access to Android and iOS tablet devices than was previously possible,' says Dr. Ayanna Howard, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Zyrobotics.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
Zyrobotics LLC, a technology startup company, announces TabAccess, the first device of its kind making it possible for anyone with motor limitations to play games on a tablet or iPad without touching the screen, is now for sale at an introductory price of $129 (regularly $149).
“Our launch of TabAccess is a life changer for so many. Now anyone with motor limitations can have easier access to Android and iOS tablet devices than was previously possible," says Dr. Ayanna Howard, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Zyrobotics.
Zyrobotics created TabAccess as a Bluetooth Switch Interface using patent-pending technology. It's the first device of its kind delivering easier access to both Android and iOS tablet devices for children and adults with motor limitations.
More than 3 million people in the U.S. have limitations in their hands and forearms, making it difficult for them to use tablet computers. TabAccess technology now gives this fast growing population the ability to interact with tablet apps in a way they haven’t been able to do before.
“Most applications for smartphones and tablets are not designed with accessibility in mind, especially for those with limited fine-motor control,” explains Dr. Ayanna Howard. "We are excited that the people who will most benefit can now order TabAccess right on our website. "
TabAccess enables easy use of tablets with accessible switches, sip/puff devices, grasp switches, and 4-input joysticks. With TabAccess, apps become more accessible for adults and children with limited motor skills.
As part of the TabAccess launch, Zyrobotics recently released Forest Fighter and ZyroSky, two of the first switch-accessible gaming apps for Android and also available on the Apple Store.
Forest Fighter has been nominated as one of the "Best Apps for 2014 for Children and Toddlers" and has been downloaded over 4,000 times since its launch.
TabAccess Product Features
- Connectivity for multiple accessible devices such as sip/puff, button switches, grasp switches
- Wirelessly control tablet apps and play games
- Android and iOS compatible
- Compatible with iOS 7 Switch Control Events
- Out-of-the box operation
- Small size, light and compact
- Easy mounting for powered wheelchairs, adjustable beds, etc.
- Works with switch accessible Apps (iOS and Android)
- Works with other fun and free Android Apps. View our complete list at http://zyrobotics.com/app-reviews/.
Purchase TabAccess at http://www.zyrobotics.com.
About Zyrobotics LLC
Zyrobotics, LLC is an Inclusive Technology company. Our mission is to enable freedom through technology by developing products that are adaptive to each individual’s capabilities. For children, our products uniquely focus on accessible play. Zyrobotics’ first product offerings include switch-to-tablet interactive toys, interactive robots, and a suite of gaming apps that are specially designed to enable accessible play. Zyrobotics, LLC was founded in 2013 as a Venturelab startup company. Venturelab is the University business incubator affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology.