Alternate Devices – Vectis

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Vectis

The Vectis is an adaptive technology and alternative input device. Born of a need for simplified and universal adaptive technology, the Vectis is foot-operated device that enables and enhances interaction with modern software and apps.

The Vectis aims to provide a true “plug and play” alternative to accessibility switches. Replacing up to nine accessibility switches, the Vectis is a touch-responsive input device that can turn gestures into meaningful input on an attached computer, tablet, smartphone, or other USB- or Bluetooth-capable device.

The Vectis is designed from the ground up to enable independence across many tech-driven activities. By reducing all configuration to activity-centric profiles, a user can seamlessly navigate many modern apps and software to achieve independence in the workplace, educational, entertainment, and communication applications without therapist intervention or extensive training.

Accessibility, redefined

The Vectis platform is designed from the ground up to be easy to use and intuitive. Vectis gives anyone the ability to seamlessly navigate the world of technology, empowering the individual to achieve independence in all activities. The Vectis is capable of assisting users in a diverse set of activities including education, entertainment, and productivity in the workplace.

No software required

The Vectis is a pressure-sensitive device that responds to a variety of gestures. Each input can be easily assigned to common activity-centric actions, which are communicated to attached device(s) through USB or Bluetooth.

Touch and go

The Vectis is designed to “just work.” It is compatible with any Windows, macOS, or Linux computer, as well as Android phones and tablets, and the iPhone and iPad, with wireless battery-powered operation. “Zero configuration” templates allow the device to be easily set up for common activities, allowing even a tech novice to easily customize the experience across many activities.

Web-based configuration

The user interface may be accessed by any web-enabled device. Just open a web browser from any device to start customizing the Vectis. No software or drivers are required – the app is built-in and ready to be used right away. Two options are included with the Vectis:

  • Stand-alone operation
    • The Vectis user interface is self-contained. Optionally connect the Vectis to your home WiFi network to allow easy access from your personal devices
  • Vectis cloud platform
    • The Vectis device can be connected to Alternate Devices’ cloud platform. Remotely manage the device from anywhere in the world.
    • Our cloud platform aggregates anonymized usage data, employing modern machine learning techniques to offer the most useful subset of capabilities to end users.

Universal design

The Vectis has been developed through collaboration with occupational therapists and adaptive technology professionals using modern, agile development methodology. Each iteration of the design aims to further improve the universality of the device while retaining usefulness to the user.

 


Vectis is the future of accessibility

Their first product, the Vectis, provides an easy way for users with disabilities to use software and apps.

The Vectis is a pressure-sensitive device that can be operated using the feet or other extremities, turning movement into action.

The Vectis works with most modern app platforms. Having multiple devices no longer requires multiple input solutions – the Vectis can talk to the iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and Windows and Mac computers.

Accessible interaction

Vectis was conceived by Alternate Devices’ founder after a life-altering injury left him with a limited ability to use a keyboard or mouse. The Vectis was developed to be an easy-to-use, dynamic input peripheral that enables fast interaction with modern user interfaces.

Engineered to improve upon accessibility switches, the Vectis translates three degrees of interaction into nine distinguishable actions. Each action allows a user a range of control when engaging in common everyday activities such as browsing the web and playing games.

From users with severe disability to those looking to relieve the hands, the Vectis provides an alternate way to provide input to smart devices. Adaptive technology is no longer just for those who have difficulty using keyboards, mice, or touchscreens – the Vectis gives users the ability to enhance their use of modern technology through the use of their feet.

The Vectis is a universal adaptive technology that removes barriers to independence for people with disabilities.

No software required

The Vectis is a pressure-sensitive device that responds to a variety of gestures. Touch-based input on the device enables users to interact with many of the tech-driven activities commonplace in education, entertainment, office productivity, and more. Designed to remove barriers to accessibility, the Vectis is universal across tablets, smartphones, and computers, and is designed for out-of-box operation without the hassle of software installation, configuration, and training.

Touch and go

The Vectis is designed to “just work.” It is compatible with any Windows, macOS, or Linux computer, as well as Android phones and tablets, and the iPhone and iPad, with wireless battery-powered operation. “Zero configuration” templates allow the device to be easily set up for common activities, with optional customization possible through the web.

Web-based configuration

Customization of the system is done through Alternate Devices’ cloud platform. Quickly see how the Vectis is being operated, change how it interacts with attached devices, and define context-specific profiles for operating within different apps. All of this may be done locally or remotely, using off-the-shelf templates, or automatically generated setups based on how other users are interacting with their devices.

Durable design

Available in a lightweight triple-bar design, as well as a durable, all-machined enclosure capable of being mounted.


 

Vectis engages gamers by extending interaction to the feet

Extend the functionality of video games through touch-based control.

The Vectis is a pressure-sensitive device that turns movement into action. It is compatible with other standard and accessible game controllers, replacing up to nine accessibility switches or one joystick axis.

It can be used to provide a greater degree of control, placing most-used commands right at a gamer’s feet.

Universal design

Vectis was conceived by Alternate Devices’ founder after a life-altering injury left him with a limited ability to use standard input devices including game controllers. The Vectis was developed to be an easy-to-use, dynamic input peripheral that enables fast interaction with modern technology.

Engineered to augment the use of game controllers, the Vectis is capable of providing alternative means to playing games. Whether as a controller replacement, or as an addition to existing gaming setups, gamers are provided an immediately useful tool to improve their game using the Vectis.

The Vectis is a better accessibility switch

No software required

The Vectis is a pressure-sensitive device that responds to a variety of gestures. Touch-based input on the device can control and extend functionality in many video games. Through the use of universal human interface device (HID) controls such as keyboard, mouse, and gamepad inputs, the Vectis can augment and replace many of the ways gamers interact with computers and consoles.

Touch and go

The Vectis is designed to “just work.” It is compatible with any Windows, macOS, or Linux computer, as well as Android phones and tablets, and the iPhone and iPad, with wireless battery-powered operation. “Zero configuration” templates allow the device to be easily set up for many games, with customization possible through the web.

Web-based configur