The LipSync is an assistive technology that allows quadriplegics and other people with limited hand mobility to use touchscreen devices by manipulating a mouth-operated sip-and-puff joystick.
The unit allows users to control an on-screen cursor with minimal head movement, enabling them to independently send text messages, make phone calls, and browse the web. It can be used with most Android and Windows phones & tablets, and all laptops/desktops. iPhones and iPads are currently incompatible as iOS does not support on-screen cursors.
We are releasing this device open-source to make the Lipsync a solution that can be made at the community level for less than $300 (including electronic components).
The LipSync project is funded by Google.org, Vancouver Foundation, and the Government of Canada.
Volunteer your 3D printing skills to help people with disabilities in your community!
Makers Making Change is an initiative of the Neil Squire Society, a Canadian non-profit that helps people with disabilities.We are committed to creating a network of volunteer makers who support people with disabilities in their communities through 3D printing assistive devices. Check out our library of free, open-source assistive technologies with parts and build instructions.
Print all components in orientation of STL file. See Read_me.txt for print instructions.
Assemble the components to build a LipSync.
Beginner to intermediate solderers may take 3-5 hours; advance solderers may spend 1-2 hours to assemble a unit.
Makers who build the LipSync can give the device to someone they know or donate it to a someone in their community who may need it.
To find a person in your community who can benefit from using the LipSync, search your city or postal code on http://www.makersmakingchange.com/