• Short Summary

    Typewriter for disabled people operated by beam from torch attached to special spectacles.

  • Description

    No title. No finger typewriter - new aid for handicapped, pilot control system, Roehampton, London.

    L/S woman in wheelchair sitting in front of typewriter with pilot control panel. C/U the pilot control panel: a typewriter keyboard with light sensitive patches instead of keys. C/U magnifying lens put in front of typewriter connected to control panel (this is so operator can see what they are writing). C/U disabled woman wearing glasses with torch attached. C/U ditto as torch beam flashes into camera. C/U as torch beam goes over pilot control panel to operate typewriter. C/U typewriter working. M/S ditto. L/S woman operating the typewriter.

    L/S patient lying flat on his back operating the pilot typewriter by reflecting beam from torch into mirror and onto pilot panel. C/U pan ditto. C/U light from torch in the mirror. C/U typewriter reflected in mirror. M/S typewriter with panel.

    M/S man operating torch on model of front room. C/U as light beam opens curtains. C/U as light beam switches on light. C/U light comes on by remote control. C/U light beam opening door. M/S ditto.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:46:00 / 01:43:53:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The device featured here is the PILOT (Patient-Initiated Light Operated Tele-Control), made by Hugh Steeper Ltd.

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