May 23, 2009

Bodyworn Controller Pouch


AUD $15,00= per Bodyworn pouch.
Safetypin attatched.

blue/black shimmer

AUD $ 10,00= per pouch.
$15.00 per set of two.
Clip or safetypin attatched.

May 17, 2009

Freedom Bodyworn Controller Pouch

Same style, but larger.

Alyssa has started wearing her Bodyworn controller with her Freedom again. Not often but it is just another option she has to choose, and she does switch between the three This comes in handy as she often damages the BTE controller. The last incident recently when it fell from a shelf unit and the display screen had cracked. So the bodyworn is useful when she is waiting for a replacement BTE controller. Although she still prefers the shoulder worn. This bodyworn prompted the idea of producing a pouch. It was not difficult. The pouch design is identical to the Processor pouch only in a larger size. It can also be made with the safety pin attached( picture right) or with the loop for the clip.  It fastens with velcro at the back. (see pictures below) This pouch will also be available in all the same colours and prints as with the processor pouches. 


May 13, 2009

Bodyworn controller pouch

This is the front view of the new Freedom Bodyworn Controller Pouch. It is still in experimental stages but so far is looking good. My little guinea pig Lissy hasn't had any complaints about it yet. But I just have to adjust a few features to make it more comfortable for the unit. 

May 12, 2009

This is the back view of the pouch. The only main adjustment that has to be made is the flap will have to be longer so it can reach the velcro on the back. This one was just a bit short but is still quite a good first try. 

May 08, 2009

Losing Lissys CI in Gymnastics

CI Trouble In Gymnastics 
Here Alyssa is doing her bars training at Gymnastics, I hadn't realised that it was going to be sideways. It was recorded at last minute and with my phone, so the quality is not the best. But what to watch for....When  Lissy does her pull over her coach is reaching to pick ou her processor from the floor. It had, as it always does while doing this, flown off.  But unfortunatly she can not wear her pouch during gymnastics. If it is sitting on the back of the shoulder while she does rolls and tumbling it can be broken. so not much can be done about it. We usually put a headband around her head which will help it stay on. But the headband slides back of her head, so that solution only works if I can keep the band on her head and it creates double worry, how to keep the headband from sliding back and how to keep the processor on the ear. Frustration overload. 

Soccer season

Soccer Season
 Soccer season is upon us, but ther is no worry about the processor falling off anymore. This is probably week 6 or so into the season and there had not been one time that the processor has fallen from her. One of the biggest  changes we have notices was how often the coil stays put.  When the processor is at ear level, and Lissy running about, it seems to pull on the coil causing it to come off her head. So she would have the unit on her ear with the cable dangling like a large earing.  this would happen just before the processor completely comes off. During soccer there is none of this worry.  She can concerntrate fully on her game without the constant job of fiddling with unit, and I dont have to worry about it falling and breaking. So everybody's happy.  
Running Free
This is Alyssas first year doing athletics while wearing the Processor pouch. Every year there were disruptions in her races caused by the processor flying off her ear while competing in the sprints. This is the 200m sprint ( although the neswspaper got it wrong), which Alyssa had come 1st in. The last 200m run she did was last year and to watch her go from 1st to last because of a lost processor was frustrating for the both of us. Alyssa knows she can win and gets very upset when she loses the unit and the race. I was at the finish line waiting for her to cross it and saw one of the coaches running behind her. I thought it was funny and cute that she would go for a run with the kids. But it was not what it seemed. Lissys processor had fallen off after the race had started and, so Lissy could finish the run, she took the unit and ran with it to the finish so lissy could get it back at the end. No need say where she placed in that race or how she felt about it. Alyssa is a very competitive athlete and sports person. Her goal is always to win. I don't know if that is a healthy attitude or not,  but that is Alyssa. 

May 05, 2009

Pouches with safety pin attached.

This is my new design pouch with the safety pin attached. It is just another option for anyone wishing to purchase this design rather than the pouch with the clip. Advantages to these pouches are they are handy for wearing with clothing where there is not a collar. Alyssa wears this option when she is wearing T-shirts and ballet leotards. The safety pin cannot be removed and the pouch sits with the flap facing outward, where with the clip designed pouches the flap would sit inward against the garment. 

May 04, 2009

Experience.

VIVIE FROM GREECE

This is Vivie Moraiti from Greece. She was sent these after expressing interest in trying out the pouches. Vivie has been very happy with them and says that her ear used to hurt from the processor. What I like about Vivies reports are that she is an adult and can give me fantastic and accurate feedback on the pouches. There was not a complaint about hearing less or worse with the processor on the shoulder. Although she did state that wearing a coat over the processor did create some rustling sounds that were a little distracting. Other than that she has been wearing the pouch since receiving them late in April.