How the tecla-e works

The tecla-e allows people with upper body immobility to interact with iOS and Android devices, computers and smarthome systems hands free through the use of wheelchair drive controls and adaptive switches.

The tecla-e itself is a light-touch button switch that requires about 200 grams of force to activate. This feature is ideal for users who aren't familiar with switch access. Due to the device's built-in radios, tecla-e should not be positioned near a user's head. An orby switch, Sip/Puff switch or Wireless Head Array is recommended for head control.

tecla-e built in switch

The rechargeable, long-lasting battery has up to 48 hours of continued use. tecla-e can be charged with any standard USB-C. 

tecla-e demo from the creator Komodo OpenLab

 Multiple device control

The tecla-e can pair with up to eight (8) Bluetooth devices and the user can switch between them by pressing and holding one of their switches. 

tecla-e connects up to eight devices
Compatible devices include:
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS devices with Switch Control)
  • Mac Computers (macOS with Switch Control)
  • Apple TV (tvOS with Switch Control)
  • Android devices (with Switch Access, we recommend Pixel devices)
  • Samsung devices (with Universal Switch)
  • Windows computers (compatible scanning software required)

Integrate with Smart Home Technology

tecla-e can control Internet-enabled appliances via its WiFi connection through smart home platforms and services. tecla-e currently supports devices through IFTTT, devices controlled by Logitech’s Harmony Hub, and integrates with Amazon Alexa's voice assistant service. Quadriplegic users can have full control of their lighting and security with access to the best mainstream devices like Philips Hue, Nest and tp-link smart plugs etc.

Smart Home Automation

 tecla-e is App Enabled as well

Configure your device from the Tecla app for iOS and Android, use the app as a remote control and remotely monitor a tecla-e device. The new Tecla app for iOS and Android has two functions:

  • Hardware Set Up - You can use the app to customize how your tecla-e works and upgrade the firmware as new features and bug fixes roll in.
  • Soft Remote - The app has a fully customizable remote, where you can create buttons for phone functions (direct dials, text messages, etc) or to control your Internet-enabled appliances with IFTTT, Harmony, and Alexa commands. Users with speech impairments can even create an Alexa text query button to access all of Alexa's skills without using their voice.