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Automatic Page Turner for Books

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Handles books from 4"x6" to 9"x12" up to 1.3 inches thick (~500 pages). Turns up to 10 pages (front & back) providing reading of up to 20 pages, then the next set of pages is prepared. Operate with the included wireless pedals, any ability switches, or by voice with our VoiceIR & Single or Infrared ECU 4 Function Switch Interfaces. Dual Ability Switch Y Adapter Wire (see related items) required for compatibility with all standard 3.5 mm mono ability switch jacks.

Page turning is an important ancillary process of reading. This mechanical process, however, is a source of great challenge and inconvenience to many people, including musicians, people with disabilities, and avid readers. PageFlip now introduces a revolutionary, patent-pending, electronic page turner to solve this problem. The page turner can be placed directly on a piano, music stand, kitchen counter, exercise equipment, or on the bed for convenient hands-free reading.

Simply slide the book into the book holder, preload up to 10 sheets (20 pages) into page slots, and activate the device to begin turning pages. The setup procedure for clamping the book and installing the pages as shown below. The reader may advance the page in the forward or reverse directions by tapping a wireless hand/foot pedal, pressing a button on the front panel, or using a sip-n-puff switch. Our robotic automatic page turner is designed to offer a bidirectional hands-free solution that is 100% reliable, portable, quiet, and affordable. Complete instructions can be found in the user manual.

 

DISABLED:
An automatic page turner would be an assistive technology to people with limited bilateral upper extremity function caused by neurological impairment, musculoskeletal problems, and generalized weakness. Included in this population are people who have suffered cerebrovascular accidents, spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and arthritic joint changes. The automatic page turner would enhance the quality of life of the elderly and disabled by improving their independence in this activity of daily living. A care-giver must
be available to install successive batches of 10 sheets after each 20-page reading session. This process guarantees 100% reliability in turning one page at a time.
  

MUSICIANS:
Consider the problem of a musician whose hands are busy playing their instrument. It is very disruptive to stop playing simply to turn the page. This is further complicated by the fact that many books do not readily stay open and musicians must often secure the pages by placing clips or other books along the edges. A need clearly exists for an automatic page turner to operate on conventional books. The idea is to take any music book off the shelf, attach up to 10 sheets (20 pages) to the robotic page turner, and begin playing. With the tap of a wireless foot pedal, the musician can have full confidence that only one page will be turned at a time in either the forward or reverse directions.


AVID READERS:
An automatic page turner provides avid readers with convenient book support and page turning features. It permits them to discover the convenience of hands-free reading. The robotic device can supplant book holders for use with cookbooks in kitchens, books in libraries, reading material on exercise equipment, or simply for reading in bed.
Hands-free reading is limited to 10 sheets (20 pages) at a time before the next batch of sheets must be attached to the page turner. This tradeoff assures the reader that only one page will be turned at a time. No other automatic page turner can make that guarantee.

 

 

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Product: This patent-pending design guarantees 100% reliability in turning one page at a time. It requires the user, or care-giver, to separate up to 10 sheets (20 pages) at a time into slots that will be individually turned. Subsequent batches of pages will then need to be processed similarly.

Contents: Page turner, wireless pedal, book clamp, support stand, universal AC adapter with US/UK/Europe plugs, carrying case, and
user manual.

Musician Version: No auxiliary switch outlet
Disability Version: For use with external sip-and-puff, Jellybean pushbutton, and eye switches. Accepts 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo plugs.
Note: Both versions can be triggered by the wireless pedal (included).

Shipping: $20 (USA/Canada), $35 (Europe), $50 (elsewhere)

Warranty: 90 days

Returns and Support Our through the Manufacturer for this product.  support@pageflip.com
Manufacturer Return policy: 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. Customer must pay return postage and a 15% restocking fee.

* Very lightweight paper such as used in some magazines may not work well.  Some very lightweight papers tend to fold over and not cooperate well to be turned from the very bottom of the page - the manner in which PageFlip operates.

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1a. INSTALL BOOK (FOR USE ON A TABLE):
1. Unfold the collapsible support stand and place it on a flat surface.
2. Raise the crossbar on the support stand to adjust the book tilt for maximal stability and comfort.
3. Slide the crossbar back into the support stand if it is mistakenly pulled out of the rubber tubing.
4. Rest PageFlip Lite in the bottom groove of the support stand.
5. Open a book to the desired page and attach the book clamp along the center of the bottom edge.
6. Insert the clamp pegs into the rear slots of PageFlip Lite to attach the book to the unit.
7. Click here to see video of installation process.



1b. INSTALL BOOK (FOR LIGHT BOOKS ON A PIANO / MUSIC STAND):
1. Rest PageFlip Lite on the book ledge of the piano or music stand. No support stand is necessary.
2. Open a book to the desired page and attach the book clamp along the center of the bottom edge.
3. Insert the clamp pegs into the rear slots of PageFlip Lite to attach the book to the unit.
4. Stable approach for light books that can be supported by the PageFlip Lite unit sitting on a ledge.
5. For heavy/thick books, please refer to 1c below.
6. Click here and scroll down to "Piano / Music Stand Operation" video.
  
1c. INSTALL BOOK (FOR HEAVY BOOKS ON A PIANO / MUSIC STAND):
1. Rest book directly on book ledge of the piano or music stand.
2. Open a book to the desired page and attach the book clamp along the center of the top edge.
3. Turn PageFlip Lite upside down and hang it upon the clamp pegs (which are now facing up).
4. Make sure that pegs slide into the rear slots of PageFlip Lite to attach the unit to the book.
5. Be careful that book is heavy enough to support weight of PageFlip Lite. Otherwise, it may topple.
6. This approach is convenient for thick books: no heavy lifting; just clip unit to top of book.
7. Click here and scroll down to "Piano / Music Stand Operation" video.

          PageFlip Lite supports light book.     Heavy book supports PageFlip Lite.
2a. LOAD PAGES (FOR NORMAL/WIDE PAGES)
1. Press the right button on the panel to move all page-turning arms to the right side.
2. Release up to ten sheets from under the spring-loaded arm of the book clamp.
3. Lay these sheets behind the page-turning arms.
4. Lift the topmost page to be turned from under the page-turning arms.
5. Slide it through the slot of the next available page-turning arm.
6. Press the left panel button to turn the page and expose the next sheet.
7. Repeat steps (4) - (6) for all pages.
8. Rewind the pages by repeatedly pressing the right button.
9. Page loading takes about 3 seconds per page. Loading all 10 page slots takes under a minute.
10. Click here and scroll down to "Page Loading" video.


2b. LOAD PAGES (FOR NARROW PAGES)
1. Press the right button on the panel to move all page-turning arms to the right side.
2. Release up to ten sheets from under the spring-loaded arm of the book clamp.
3. Lay these sheets over the opposite side of the book.
4. Lift the rightmost page to be turned from the set of loose pages.
5. Slide it below the page-turning arms and weave it up through the rightmost page-turning arm.
6. Repeat steps (4) - (5) for all pages.
7. This method is best for books with narrow pages since you won't load more arms than is necessary.
8. The pages loaded in Method 2a may slide off arm if arm is advanced beyond edge of narrow page.

 

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History of Page Turners

The subject of automatic page turning dates back over a century. A patent review reveals that as early as 1874, Rinderknecht (US Patent 151,159) patented a page turning device that used a series of fingers to turn multiple sheets of music one at a time with a complex arrangement of pulley, plates, and rope actuated by a handle. In 1890, Leevey described a foot-operated mechanical device that turned pages using a foot pedal, cords, springs, and mechanical arms (US Patent 425,810). These devices were complex, large, heavy, and cumbersome. To this day, there are over sixty patents on the subject but virtually all of them are marred by complexity and a lack of consideration for ill-behaved books that readily close upon themselves. The cartoon shown below is a satire to the level of complexity shared by many designs.

Our patent-pending design solves many of the traditional problems with page turners. We have identified three processes that all page turning devices must address: engagement, transport, and restraint. The engagement process refers to the act of fetching, or lifting, a single page. This can be achieved by means of suction tubes, friction wheels, adhesives, clips, magnetic tabs, or torpedo tabs. Once the page is engaged, it may be transported (turned) by many possible means, including a rotating arm, rotating page disks, spring mechanism, or linear movable arm. Throughout these processes, some page restraint mechanism must ensure that underlying pages are held in place so that the book may be opened flat.

To date, an effective automatic page turner has not been successfully commercialized in large quantities due to technical challenges relating to these three processes, which we deem essential for proper hands-free operation. Despite many patents on the subject dating back to 1874, there has been a dearth of viable products. The root of this problem can be attributed to the fact that the prior art addressed at most two of the three processes necessary for reliable operation. This explains why virtually no patent in this area has led to a device capable of achieving sufficiently reliable performance to realize commercial viability and success. Thanks to federal SBIR funding, we have made progress in this area and now offer our revolutionary solution. Our product is the lowest-cost bidirectional page turner on the market. It supports a unique wireless foot pedal that is especially useful for musicians who do not want to expose cables around their piano or music

 
Demonstration Overview Video
 
 
BOOK INSTALLATION



PAGE LOADING



DESKTOP OPERATION



AUXILIARY SWITCHES



PIANO/MUSIC STAND OPERATION


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SKU Reading_Page_Turner_Book
Weight 3
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Flat Shipping Rate No
Free Ground Shipping N/A
Dimensions No
Warranty 1 Year
Availability Shipped by Partner
Brand Broadened Horizons
Includes No
By Disability or Limitation No
by Ability or Control Method No
Shipped from Partner Warehouse Yes
Harmonization Code No

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