The original design was created to assist children with physical disabilities that still have moderate neck control and one-switch ability. However, the adaptation is fun for everyone to use.
The final adaptation can be viewed in this video starting @ 0:28
The benefits of the design is its low cost and the mechanical design supports all phone sizes and shapes. The down-side is that the mobile app is currently only available for the Android OS.
Step 1: Bill of Materials
1) Helmet $18 (Walmart)
2) Elastic Band (Medium/Tough Strength) $4
3) Sticky Velcro 3$
That's it! It's very easy to put together, and if you have to buy ALL the materials (which you probably won't have to do) the total cost won't be more than $25.
Feel free to use your helmet you have at home, as long as you don't mind it having sticky velcro on each side. Saves you ~$18!
Make sure the band is stronger than the average. You don't want it to be too relaxed, because you want the phone to be securely fastened on top of the helmet.
If you do not want to pay for the elastic band, make a visit to your local physical therapy office. I'm sure they would give you one for free, or charge $1 for about 12"
You can get this at your local super market for very cheap <$3. Need at least 2 sets.
Step 2: Adapting the Helmet
Place your phone on the top of the helmet. Connect the velcro you just attached, and stretch the band over the phone to the other side. Find the correct tension for your phone to be securely attached to the helmet. Mark with a sharpie where to place the next velcro set on the elastic band and the helmet. Using the sharpie mark as reference, place the velcro strips.
The helmet should now have soft velcro on each side. The elastic band should have plastic velcro on each end.
Next step you download the mobile app and get rolling!
Step 3: Download and Install the Android App
Download and install the Android App here.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Let me know if you have any issues in the comments! Thanks and enjoy.