ASL Adaptive Switch Labs makes controls for mobility and access, including a wide range of joystick options for users who have difficulty using a standard wheelchair joystick.
ASL 138 – Extremity Control Joystick
The ASL 138 Extremity Control Joystick is a very small profile joystick designed to be used for clients with decreased range of motion in their extremities. It has a resistance of about 1/3 of a standard joystick. The optimal use for this joystick is mounted at the chin, because of the outer shell it is resistant to saliva and other foreign objects that get into most joysticks. A feature this joystick has is in changing the slide switch on the interface will allow the client to make the reverse direction be reset. This will be a benefit to chin joystick users so you do not have to find another switch site for reset. Along with the ASL 624 Swivel Joystick Mount, the small profile of this joystick allows it to be mounted in almost any orientation.
ASL 135 – Mushroom Joystick
The ASL 135 Mushroom Joystick was designed to fit the contour of a hand, so no gripping or pincer grasp is needed. It also uses a light spring, so deflection of the joystick uses minimal force. The flat plate that surrounds the cap of this joystick provides a place for the hand and wrist to rest. The client does not have to hold his arm and shoulder steady to make it function. The plate is made from a slick material so a hand can slide for easier control. By adding a Gatlin Mount, it can also swing away.
ASL 134 – Compact Joystick Dual Switch
The ASL 134 Compact Joystick Dual Switch is a fully proportional joystick. The unique shape and size make it easier to grab and manipulate. It has a textured end for a tactile feel making it easier to hold on to for someone that can not grasp tightly. The top of the joystick is not removable, therefore it will not fall off and need to be replaced. There are two switches on the top of the joystick that come with two mono jack plugs so you decide what they will activate such as; reset, tilt, on/off, left and right mouse click, or even single or dual switch access to a communication device.
ASL 133 – Compact Joystick Single Switch
The ASL 133 Compact Joystick Single Switch is a fully proportional joystick. The unique shape and size make it easier to grab and manipulate. It has a textured end for a tactile feel making it easier to hold on to for someone that can not grasp tightly. The top of this joystick is not removable, therefore it will not fall off and need to be replaced. There is a single reset switch in the top of the joystick cap so that pushing directly down from neutral position will reset the chair to the next mode or function that is turned on such as seat functions.
ASL 132 – Paediatric Compact Joystick
The ASL 132 Paediatric Compact Joystick is a fully proportional joystick in a compact package. Since it is only two inches tall from the bottom to the joystick base it is ideal to mount midline in conjunction with a ASL 616 Gatlin Mount or on any paediatric wheelchair. The small size and joystick cap make it easy for the user to operate and manage.
ASL 130 – Micro Extremity Control
The ASL 130 Micro Extremity Control (MEC) is a fully proportional joystick with the unique feature of having a built in mode change function. The MEC only requires eighteen grams of force to deflect the joystick. Pushing directly down from neutral position will reset the chair to the next mode that is turned on. A new feature this joystick has is in changing the slide switch on the interface will allow the client to make the reverse direction be reset. This will benefit anyone that because of weakness does not have another switch site available or has difficulty taking their hand on and off the joystick. In conjunction with the ASL 603 Driving Platform, the MEC is protected and it provides a place for the hand to rest. It is durable, but still only requires light force for activation.
ASL 128 – Molecule
The ASL 128 Molecule Joystick is the lightest touch joystick offered by ASL. It takes only 8 grams of force to displace from neutral and requires only 3 millimeters of movement to reach full throw. Designed for someone with weakness, this joystick can keep a patient driving proportionately instead of having to move to a digital system. This joystick is designed for patients with SMA, DMD, Arthrogryposis, ALS and high level spinal cord injuries. With the addition of ASL accessories, a client can wirelessly connect to an AAC device, a mouse emulator, and the Tecla E Bluetooth Interface.