My new communication device shipped today. I'm pretty excited about it. I have been using an older model from Tobii for about a month already, and really like its functionality out of the box.
I have also found it really easy to create my own communication screens. It took no time to create a screen with all the commands I use with my service dog, Jake. To save him some confusion, we also recorded sound clips of me saying the commands for Jake.
The model I'm using was always intended as a stop-gap measure; I placed my order for the new I15 in anticipation of its release.
The new model has some huge improvements in its hardware: a solid-state hard drive, rear and front facing cameras, better speakers, improved IR remote capability, and a much better screen.
We'll likely go out to get remote controlled light switches this weekend. The switches should tie in easily with the new device, and gives me an easy way to interact with my surroundings at home.