Switch-It began in 1988 with a desire by its founder Mark Parker to help a patient of his wife who couldn't drive a powered wheelchair with a traditional controller. Using sensitive proximity sensors, Mark pioneered its use as a drive control for wheelchair applications. Transforming how people with disabilities could use technology, Switch-It would become an industry leader in alternative drive controls. And we're still innovating 30 years later, bringing smart technologies to powered mobility and helping people regain their mobility and independence.

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MicroPilot product.


The MicroPilot is a proportional drive power wheelchair control. The device gives the user the ability to operate their power wheelchair with 360° of control as well as the full range of the wheelchair's drive parameters (speed, acceleration, etc.). Force-based technology enables users with minimal strength and without range of motion to drive their power wheelchair. Sensitivity adjustments allow control to be fine-tuned to each individual. Metal construction offers a significant durability advantage. The MicroPilot works in a plug-and-play fashion and is compatible with most manufacturers' electronics. The MicroPilot makes use of force-based technology: the harder you push, the faster the chair will move. The sensitivity is adjustable by turning a potentiometer with a small screwdriver. Turn to the right for less sensitivity. Settings are between 10 and 50 grams.

VersaGuide product.


The VersaGuide is a fully proportional and durable compact joystick that can be mounted virtually anywhere. Its unlimited mounting options are what give the versatile VersaGuide its name. This compact joystick provides full proportional control (forward, reverse, left, and right).The VersaGuide provides two built-in connections for mode and on/off jack sockets, called SmartJacks, which are unique to the VersaGuide. The SmartJack sensor input will automatically adapt to both proximity and mechanical switches.

Vigo Head Drive product.

Vigo Head Drive

Vigo is a wireless, proportional head control that allows drivers to control their power wheelchairs and other devices with subtle and intuitive head movements. The discreet design of the headset doesn’t inhibit the rider’s vision and blends right in with modern tech gadgets. The lightweight headset is intuitive to use and can be easily adjusted for the driver’s range of movement. The manufacturer, Now Technologies LTD, has more than 10 years of industry-specific knowledge and was founded to help people with disabilities to live an independent life.

Bringing smart technologies to powered mobility to help people regain their mobility and independence.

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