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Mechanical switches

Plate, light touch plate, lever, pneumatic, mercury,

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Other switch types

Enabling devices string, roller, pinch,

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Plate, light touch plate

A flat surface which is depressed to activate switch

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Lever

These switches are bent in any direction to activate

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Pneumatic

A change in air pressure activates the switch, may be sip n puff, some are dual switches as well

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Mercury

Tipping the switch allows a drop of mercury to make contact, make the connection and activate the switch

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String

Pulling a string makes the connection

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Roller

Rolling a cylinder activates the switch

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Pinch

This is designed to be placed between the fingers and is activated by a pinch

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Duel switches

House two switches in one package, providing two switch outputs

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Switch joystick

Shaped like a joystick, can provide 1-5 switch outputs

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Multiswitches

These provide 1-5 switch outputs and are often used for power mobility access

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Wireless/ remote switches

Mechanical switches that are wireless

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Electronic switches

Proximity, these switches are activated by a body part coming with in an adjustable range, non-animate objects will not activate these switches

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Fiberoptic

Visible light, breaking the beam of light activates the switch , this is designed for larger movements

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Touch

The skin is conductive and completes the circuit to activate the switch

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Sensor

These switches pick up electrical impulses from the muscle, small movements, which activates the switch, requires careful placement and frequent calibration

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Photocell/ photoelectric

Breaking the beam of light activates switch, designed for larger movements, visible light

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Sound activated

Volume of sound activates switch

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Vibration

Such as small small movements and even the force of your breath

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Ultrasonic

Breaking the beam of light activates switch, invisible light

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Mind switch/ bioelectrical

This switch is activated by a combination of muscle movement and EEG readings, worn on the forehead