Beamz - Special Educational Needs
BEAMZ EDUCATION - SEN
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Beamz Interactive Music System is an inclusive tool that enables users of any age, physical or cognitive ability the opportunity to interact with music.
By using our universally designed laser controller or access methods, users can have instant access to hundreds of musical instruments, sound effects and songs.
HOW IT WORKS
The Beamz is an interactive music system, allowing you to play impressive music easily and quickly and its great fun. The Beamz uses a series of musical building blocks that are always in tune with each other.
It uses four low level laser light beams which you play like you might play the strings on an instrument. You break the light beam with your hand or fingers. You can play it one note at a time or you can block the beam with your hand to play a riff or series of notes.
Using our Beamz Player software you can build amazing songs with a variety of instruments, samples and melodies.
The nature of Beamz, along with its universal design, makes it appropriate for an extensive number of disabilities. That said, many disabilities present similar characteristics; like limited mobility, cognitive or intellectual impairments, communicative disorders and so on.
Here is a list of the disabilities of which we are currently serving;
- Visual Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
MULTIPLE ACCESS METHODS
Interactive Whiteboards & Touchscreens
Beamz software interface is a near replication of the Beamz laser controller. Players can activate lasers and function buttons by touching the lasers and buttons on the screens of touchscreen enabled devices–laptops, tablets, iOS devices and interactive whiteboards.
Full Eye Gaze compatibility. Beamz provides a choice of beam widths increasing the "target" area of the display for a more comfortable experience for users interacting with Eye Gaze solutions.
Keyboards & Alternative Keyboards
All twelve instruments sounds, page swapping and rhythm track activation have correlating key equivalents. This enables players to use standard and adaptive keyboards.
A head pointer is a great “low tech” method for playing the laser controller. In fact, you can use any object to interrupt the lasers—heads, toes, and even feathers!
Interfaces, Switches & Mouse Alternatives
Make Beamz switch accessible by connecting a programmable switch interface. Programmable interfaces allow you to pair key commands to specified jack ports. You can then plug in multiple switches for activating instruments sounds, page swapping and rhythm track start/stop.
The number of switches is dependent on how many ports are provided on the particular interface device you’re using—the number of jacks vary from model to model.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Option to deactivate controller buttons
- Option to select wider beam width settings
- Record to Mp3--Listen to performances on any device
- Activity Guide--new samples in a variety of settings
- iPad – 3rd generation or later, running iOS 6.0 or later
- iPad mini – all models, running iOS 6.0 or later
- iPhone – 4S or later, running iOS 6.0 or later
- iPod Touch – 5th generation or later, running iOS 6.0 or later
- MAC – computer running OS 10.8x or later
- PC – computer running Windows 7/8/10
Hardware - C1R42 MIDI Controller / USB Cable / Bluetooth Dongle
Software - Beamz Player / Beamz Studio / Virtual DJ LE
Song Content - 50 songs representing a broad range of musical styles
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