Daedalus Technologies have been in the mounting business for a long time now. Their main product is the Dassey mounting system which is well designed and versatile. This mounting system has a wide range of brackets, device adaptor plates and connecting bars that will fit most communication machines onto various wheelchairs. Although still a good option for mounting it was initially designed when communication aids were heavier than they are now. For example, the old Dynavox 3100 weighed 2.12kg or the IBM’s ThinkPad laptop weighed 2.09kg. However now the new iPad Air2 weighs just 437g which is less than a quarter the weight of previous devices.
Now Daedalus Technologies have a new mounting system out called LITE MOUNT. The new Lite Mount is specifically designed for lightweight devices such as iPads, Tablets and Switches. It is available in 2 versions, Adjustable and Indexed.
The LiteMount Adjustable consists of a round frame clamp to fit onto the wheelchair frame, adjustable balljoints, various length tubes and a quick-release base. The balljoints have an easy handle adjustment and the round frame clamp can fit to either 1” round frames or onto tubing ⅞”, ¾”, 22mm & 20mm using sleeves.
It has an overall length of 28 inches and is suitable for devices up to 1.5kg.
The LiteMount Indexed consists of a round frame clamp, 2 indexed (hirth-coupling) adjustable joints, various length tubes and a quick-release base. The indexed joints can be adjusted using an Alan key to change positioning. Again the round frame clamp can fit to 1” round frames and also onto tubing ⅞”, ¾”, 22mm & 20mm using sleeves. It is suitable for devices up to 2kg.
Note: using the mount as a switch mount you need to change the quick release fitting to a switch fitting.