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Find out more about our MegaBee™ writing tablet and see photos by clicking here.

What Is MegaBee™

Communication matters....

MegaBee in use with Kathrin Lemler The MegaBee writing tablet MegaBee writing tablet shown in its case
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MegaBee™ is a simple-to-use assisted writing tablet to aid frequent communication with people who have:

  • Brain Damage
  • Strokes
  • Motor-loss
  • MS/ALS/MND
  • medium and severe Cerebral Palsy
  • Those who have no, or impaired, ability to speak and cannot write legibly

MegaBee™ is easy-to-use and rapidly deployed, providing convenient, frequent means of communication with the carer, thus providing a much enhanced lifestyle for the user. It does not require calibration and accommodates changes in head position or movement of the tablet. It requires very little training and is learnt in minutes.

HOW DOES IT WORK? The tablet uses eye movement and blinking as the method to select letters or phrases, which are then displayed on its screen.

IS IT EASY TO USE? MegaBee™ is easy-to-use and rapidly deployed, providing convenient, frequent means of communication with the carer, thus providing a much enhanced lifestyle for the user. It does not require calibration and accommodates changes in head position or movement of the tablet. Very little training is needed and it can be learnt in minutes.

For an interactive simulator of the writing tablet in Flash format please click here.

DOES IT NEED TO BE CONNECTED TO A PC? No! MegaBee™ is fully portable and can be used for bed-confined, home-care and chair-mobile situations. Whilst the unit does not require computing equipment for its basic operation it does however have Bluetooth® wireless communication ability if the user wants to display on a larger screen to several people or input text into a personal computer.

Custom abbreviations of up to 260 phrases (20 characters maximum) can also be uploaded using a computer to provide a short-cut typing mechanism specifically tailored to suit the individual user

CAN IT USE SYMBOLS INSTEAD OF TEXT? Yes, MegaBee™ can be used in 'picture' mode which allows symbols, pictures, cartoons, and drawings to be used instead of text. For low literacy levels or cognitively impaired users this allows a highly personalised and flexible solution. Symbols can be changed at will using our free software and a colour printer.

HOW LONG DO THE BATTERIES LAST? The rechargeable batteries provide regular use over a 24 hour period with notification of low battery given 5 minutes before shutdown. The unit can still be used whilst charging the batteries.

DOES IT COME WITH ACCESSORIES? MegaBee™ is supplied in a custom carrying case which includes battery charger suitable for worldwide use, full operating instructions, computer animation for easy training purposes, and all necessary software.

IS IT EASY TO LOOK AFTER? The tablet is made from lightweight textured high-immpact strength ABS which is tough and durable and allows easy cleaning with a damp cloth. It also contains an anti-microbial compound making it resistant to MRSA and E.Coli.

Click here to visit our technical page to find out more about the specifications of the MegaBee™ writing tablet.

DOES IT COME IN DIFFERENT COLOURS? MegaBee is produced in anthracite grey with an antimicrobial additive to prevent transmission of infection.

Custom painted finish on the MegaBee writing tablet

 

Some MegaBee Users .....

Nottingham Queens University NHS Trust, St Johns Hospice Lancaster, Forth Valley NHS Trust Falkirk, Frenchay NHS Hospital Bristol, Philadelphia Chapter of ALS association of USA, Southwark NHS Trust, Isle of Wight MND Association,.....