Create a bigger Flic for Service Dog handlers
Is it possible to make the Flic bigger? I have a Service Dog and it would be great to have a bigger Flic she can paw to get emergency help!
I know other Service Dog handlers would be interested in this.
I work as a rehabilitaiton engineer and have made the Flics disability accessable by (as suggested above) 3D printing a pendant style / large surface adapter that creates a surface about the size of a business card. the lever action also makes it a slightly softer press to activate. It can be worn as a pendant around the neck, or glued/ velcro'ed to a switch mount for head switching etc.
If anyone wants the 3D model you can get someone to print it for you (even an online 3D printing service) quite cheaply. email tim.mclennan @ health.wa.gov.au.
Lauren Nicole commented
ThIs would be a great idea for service dogs! The potential for medial use is HUGE!! ESPECIALLY for us service dog handlers! Having the dogs be able to press the button would be SUPER helpful!
Shayna Pulley commented
This is also important for persons with dexterity and motor skill difficulties due to their disabilities.
A bigger button could allow a quadriplegic to use Flic and open up so many possibilities for them from their wheelchair. Flic has the potential to be an incredibly valuable adaptive medical aid!
Lewis Paterson commented
I know this isn't ideal but in theory you could have some one 3D print a flat disk with inlet for the flic to click into, allowing it to be pressed. This as an add on made by a 3rd party or the creators of flic would be better than a bigger button.
Or experiment with some super glue, and a jam jar lid.