The CleverControl concept consists of the CleverControl Cuboid interface with control wheels and colour display screen and the CleverControl software for your PC.
Why Move Towards Wireless Technology?
The trend is for physiology hardware configurations to become more complex with more devices around the sample, which means space becomes more of a consideration. With more devices on your rig, you are bound to have even more cables to control the devices. This means more cable management and more hassle with trying to ground cables that can act as antennas for amplifying electrical noise during electrical recordings.
We reversed this trend by enabling both the Cuboid and the PC Software to control linked devices via wireless signal.
All the electronics for driving device motors and performing commands are accommodated on-board the instrument on the rig. The electrical signal frequency is outside of the boundaries where physiologically interesting activity is present, so there is no concern in terms of electrical noise.
The devices on the rig only have one long power cable each, for connection with the power supply, and short, flexible cables between the on board control-circuitry and the motor. This makes issues with cable and noise management less likely.
Ergonomy and flexibility are key here – control wheels for moving device motors are positioned at ergonomic angles, and the buttons are easy to access.
The button-functionality change depending on the functions displayed on the screen, which gives the user an eight-button user interface, but effectively unlimited functionality from these buttons.
CleverControl PC Software
The CleverControl PC software offers the same functionality as the Cuboid software, and more. We have more freedom with space, the positioning and amount of control buttons on the GUI, and also to provide regular updates. Click here for more information about the CleverControl PC Software and CleverControl Cuboid.
How to use the Change Probe and Working Position functions on the cuboid
How to select a different device on the cuboid
How to save and select memory positions on the cuboid
How to switch the CleverControl Cuboid from right to left-handed or left to right-handed
CleverControl Wireless Control User Interface
The CleverControl user interface is the product of our intensive focus on the way the user interacts with all devices integrated into the CleverExplore system.