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phone gimbal with on screen orientation change

winston006

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I am disabled and I need a gimbal for my smart phone, I can mount to wheelchair no problem but I need to be able to change landscape to portrait using the app, I control the phone with my joystick on my wheelchair as my hands hardly work. would appreciate the help
 

Terfyn

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I had a look on Amazon and spotted this:- Hohem Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer. There are a range of models some with remote control via Bluetooth. Price range from£89-£205.
There may be one which covers your needs but the RC seems to be from another smartphone.

A second option may be the FeiyuTech Gimbal which can use a Bluetooth remote control. (again Amazon)
 
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Terfyn

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DJI have released a Osmo Mobile 3 will switches from landscape to portrait with a trigger on the gimbal. Buy Osmo Mobile 3 - DJI Store
Maybe worth looking at
Couple of quick questions:-
Can it be remotely controlled via a Bluetooth joystick?
Will it mount on a wheelchair?
 

Terfyn

Well-known Member
Can it be remotely controlled via a Bluetooth joystick?
Will it mount on a wheelchair?
May I repeat the questions?
 

dave_bass5

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May I repeat the questions?
It was only announced yesterday. No one has it other than reviewers.

No reason to think it cant mount on to a wheel chair, it has a standard tripod mount on the bottom.
 

Terfyn

Well-known Member
Fair enough. I was trying to keep to a pattern of fixing to wheelchair plus some sort of remote control that can be handled easily. An App on a screen may not be possible to manage but Bluetooth joystick could be OK.
Kit that we can easily handle may not be so good for OP.
 

12harry

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Winston006, sorry to read of yr situation.
Can you explain how your phone is fixed to the wheelchair now? Also why is this unsatisfactory?​
-OR- is this the issue? - you do need something to attach it conveniently... I'm surprised some Disability Groups haven't solved this already.
To attach to the arm of a wheelchair ....something like a "Magic Arm" ( under £20), could be set by a Helper, but it won't look too cool and you'd have to spin-about to change scene. ( But I guess this isn't particularly difficult ). Where is won't help is being fixed, you won't be able to point it "Up" for buildings, for example.​
They come in different styles, but generally provide a tripod-end and a jaw-Grip at the other. By cranking the arm you should be able to achieve a sensible viewing-distance to the screen - then use joystick control(?), to "Snap".
There are "Motorised Pan/Tilt" units ( under £100?), which could be attached to a Magic Arm, to provide movement..... perhaps this is something to consider?
However, the snag with these will be battery-power . . . it will always fail just when the best scene hoves into view.

+You may have to explain how that "Joystick" is controlling your phone, too.

Hope that may help.​
 
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