The Simple Music Player was originally designed to play music to people with dementia. Playing music from their formative years vastly improves their cognizance and lucidity. The effects are dramatic, and are widely recognized by Alzheimer professionals. Because of the ease of use, patients with various conditions of diminishment can operate the Simple Music Player themselves. Any mp3 will play, including books on tape, pod casts, or record a book in your own voice for your loved one to enjoy.
Now! the Simple Music Player is appropriate for students with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The switch jacks on the back allow the teacher, parent or therapist to connect a suitable switch, giving the student complete access.
Upload your student's favorite music (mp3, etc.) from your computer to the Simple Music Player using a USB cable. The Simple Music Player appears to the computer as a thumb drive.
The Simple Music Player has been designed to be as easy as possible to operate for the end user. Setting up the player is undertaken by friends, family or care givers, as a one-time process. Extensive trialling has verified that the operation is highly intuitive and does not require any prior knowledge or memory to start and stop the player. The styling is also reminiscent of old radios and is instantly recognizable as something which plays music.
To operate, there are only three controls:
- Start playing music - just lift the lid
- Skip currently playing song - press the big button
- Stop the music - close the lid
- The music will always continue from where it was last stopped.
The volume control is designed to avoid being accidentally changed by the user. This could lead to the music being far too loud and disturbing, or too quiet so it may appear to be ’broken’ if hard of hearing or confused.
Note: Adaptivation's version Simple Music Player has switch jacks at the back so that it can be controlled using the switches of your choice. Simple Music Players available from other sellers may not have this valuable feature.
Dimensions: 12" x 7½" x 4¼", Weight 33/4 lb., AC power adapter included.
Simple Music Player
- SMPL-RD (red),
- SMPL-GN (green)