Laird Creates Video Production System for People with Disabilities
Posted Oct 19, 2004

Laird announced the launch of a new system for mounting a video camera on a wheelchair. This system, named VGO, gives a wheelchair user full control over their video camera. This new wheelchair video system helps broadcasters, educators, and AV and media departments meet ADA and Section 508 compliance.

The broadcast video wheelchair system comes equipped with a steel swing-out arm and a camera tripod head mounted on it for safe and steady camera movement. The arm can easily swing out of the way when the user needs to enter or exit their wheelchair. The entire system can be removed simply from the wheelchair by releasing the two locking knobs.

VGO is available with two choices of tripod heads: either a normal hand-operated version, or an electronic head that adds automatic controls of camera start, stop, record, lens focus, and zoom as well as full pan and tilt capability. All of these features are controlled from a cabled handheld remote.

There is an optional 5.6-inch color LCD monitor system and clamp available so users can view exactly what the camera is recording without having to be near the camera.