First, I’m not sure where to post, so apologies if it is in the wrong place.
I would like to throw something out for any of you to ponder to see if there is a workable tech solution. I am a Speech Pathologist and I am working with a young woman who is cognitively and physically challenged. She is positioned in a bed all day and loves music. She currently has an MP 3 player, hers is a RCA. In order for her to have her music someone has to put it on for her. I did some checking quickly over in the RCA spot, but I haven’t been able to contact them yet. What I want to do is give her switch access so she can independently turn on her player and let her music list play. I have a switch she can use and there is a system called the PowerLink that will allow this to occur. The problem is that it requires the music system to have a plug or a battery. I need some sort of an adaptor that the player could connect into and then be plugged into my system. It is similar to a battery interrupter concept, but can’t use that because there is no “battery” that is accessible for that to work.
I just attended a seminar today with one of the major switch and environmental control companies and in talking with their representative he didn’t have any solutions currently on the market or in development. There is one adapted MP 3 player out there, but trying not to have to purchase that. Right now she is going to have to purchase a mounting and switch system and none of this stuff comes cheap.
Is there anything out there I might be missing that could help?
If you need more information please let me know as I wasn’t sure what would be helpful. She’s a neat gal and it would be nice for her to have this ability.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.