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Talking LabQuest® 2

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The Talking LabQuest 2 is a sensor interface for blind or low-vision students for use in science education.

Blind and Low Vision (BLV) students can participate independently alongside their peers in hands-on science laboratory experiments with a LabQuest 2 interface and Sci-Voice Access software. This is a result of the work being done through a partnership with Vernier Software & Technology and Independence Science to bring speech to LabQuest 2.

Features

  • Handheld device for field activities or classroom experiments
  • Talking, real-time data readings for experiment participation
  • Audible and viewable interactive periodic table with multiple descriptors for each element
  • Navigate the device with spoken menus
  • Your choice of language, including English and several others. Please check for availability
A student measures temperature in a stream while listening to the values from his LabQuest

Hands-on Science for Blind or Low-Vision Students

Developed to encourage a greater interest in STEM fields of study, the purpose of the Talking LabQuest 2 is to help break down the barriers of the typical science classroom for students who are Blind or Low-Vision.

The Department of Education’s Office of Human Rights along with Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) require that, whenever available, individuals with disabilities are provided the same educational benefits and technology as those provided to individuals without disabilities.

The Talking LabQuest 2 provides students with BLV the same science laboratory learning opportunity, with the same substantially equivalent ease of use, as sighted students.

Talking LabQuest Overview

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Behind the Scenes at Perkins

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Compatible Sensors and Lab Equipment

Talking LabQuest 2 is compatible with over 70 Vernier sensors to support multi-variable experiments and data-logging activities.

LabQuest 2LabQuest 2 and LabQuest App133 sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires a Motion Detector USB Cable or an Easy to Go! Adapter to connect to a standard USB port
  3. Requires a BNC electrode
  4. Connect this sensor via Bluetooth® for best results.
  5. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  6. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  7. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
  8. Requires a OHAUS Scout® USB cable
  9. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  10. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  11. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.

ComputersComputers and Graphical Analysis 4 for Computers133 sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. Future software updates will support the use of this sensor with LabQuest connected via USB to computers or Chromebooks.
  2. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  3. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. The software does not support this sensor when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB.
  4. Requires a BNC electrode
  5. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  6. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via USB for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  7. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  8. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  9. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
  10. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. The software does not support this sensor when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB or Bluetooth.
  11. Connect this sensor via Bluetooth® for best results.
  12. Requires a Heart Rate Receiver to connect to an interface
  13. Requires a OHAUS Scout® USB cable
  14. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output
  15. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  16. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  17. Software does not support baseline adjustment.
  18. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.
  19. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.
  20. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. The software does not support this sensor when connected to a computer or Chromebook via Bluetooth.

ComputersComputers and Logger Pro84 sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires a BNC electrode
  3. Requires a Heart Rate Receiver to connect to an interface
  4. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output
  5. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  6. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  7. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.

ComputersComputers and Logger Lite72 sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires a BNC electrode
  3. Requires a Heart Rate Receiver to connect to an interface
  4. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output
  5. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  6. Software does not support baseline adjustment.
  7. This interface/software combination auto IDs the VSMT Force sensor; displacement measurements require a Logger Lite file found at www.vernier.com/til/3621/

ChromebookChromebook and Graphical Analysis 4 for Chrome133 sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. Future software updates will support the use of this sensor with LabQuest connected via USB to computers or Chromebooks.
  2. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  3. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. The software does not support this sensor when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB.
  4. Requires a BNC electrode
  5. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  6. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via USB for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  7. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
  8. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  9. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
  10. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. The software does not support this sensor when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB or Bluetooth.
  11. Connect this sensor via Bluetooth® for best results.
  12. Requires a Heart Rate Receiver to connect to an interface
  13. Requires a OHAUS Scout® USB cable
  14. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output
  15. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  16. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  17. Software does not support baseline adjustment.
  18. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.
  19. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.
  20. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. The software does not support this sensor when connected to a computer or Chromebook via Bluetooth.

iOSiOS and Graphical Analysis 4 for iOS133 sensors

For All Supported Sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires a BNC electrode
  3. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  4. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  5. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  6. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
  7. Connect this sensor via Bluetooth® for best results.
  8. Requires a OHAUS Scout® USB cable
  9. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  10. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  11. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.

iOSiOS and Graphical Analysis GW for iOS133 sensors

For All Supported Sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector USB Cable or an Easy to Go! Adapter to connect to a standard USB port
  2. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  3. Requires a BNC electrode
  4. Connect this sensor via Bluetooth® for best results.
  5. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  6. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  7. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  8. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
  9. Requires a OHAUS Scout® USB cable
  10. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  11. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  12. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.

AndroidAndroid and Graphical Analysis 4 for Android133 sensors

For All Supported Sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires a BNC electrode
  3. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  4. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  5. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  6. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
  7. Connect this sensor via Bluetooth® for best results.
  8. Requires a OHAUS Scout® USB cable
  9. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  10. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  11. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.

AndroidAndroid and Graphical Analysis GW for Android133 sensors

For All Supported Sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector USB Cable or an Easy to Go! Adapter to connect to a standard USB port
  2. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  3. Requires a BNC electrode
  4. Connect this sensor via Bluetooth® for best results.
  5. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  6. Wireless connection of this sensor to a LabQuest 2 requires a Go Wireless Bluetooth Adapter when used with some older LabQuest 2 models.
  7. Connect this sensor directly to a supported mobile device via a wireless Bluetooth® connection for best results.
  8. Requires a OHAUS Scout® USB cable
  9. Sensor does not auto-ID; manual setup is required.
  10. Requires a Gas Pressure Sensor
  11. Use with an electrode such as a pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, or ORP Sensor.

LabVIEWLabVIEW and NI LabVIEW for Education79 sensors

Supported Sensors

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
  2. Requires advanced programming for data collection
  3. Requires a Heart Rate Receiver to connect to an interface
  4. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output

Ordering Information

Sci-Voice Software

The Talking LabQuest 2 can be ordered as a complete unit, or you may order the Sci-Voice Software separately to add speech to any LabQuest 2 units you currently own.

Contact Independence Science directly to purchase or for more information on the Talking LabQuest 2 for your Science Classroom or Laboratory.

Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

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