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Zyrobotics Launches TabAccess for Assistive Tablet Access
Technology startup Zyrobotics has
launched TabAccess, a device designed to help people with
limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.
According to the company, more than 3 million people in the United States
struggle to use tablets because of limitations in their hands and forearms, and
TabAccess aims to make tablets accessible to those people. According to the
company's site, TabAccess is available in three retail options: TabAccess offers
accessible switches, sip/puff devices and grasp switches; a wireless joystick
offers 4-input access; and a plush toy called Zumo offers accessibility for
Key features of TabAccess include:
- Wireless tablet control;
- Android and iOS compatibility;
- Out-of-the box operation;
- Lightweight, compact design;
- Easy mounting to assistive devices such as powered wheelchairs and
- Compatibility with switch-accessible apps; and
- Built-in apps.
In conjunction with the introduction of TabAccess, the company has also
released ZyroSky, a switch-accessible gaming app for Android and iOS. The game
centers around a robot named Zyro, who has crash-landed on planet AirO, and
players help him repair his ship. The game is available through the Google Play
Store and Apple App Store.
Zyrobotics was founded through the Georgia
Institute of Technology's business incubator, Venturelab.
Further information about TabAccess can be found on the
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].