The client, in his early twenties, has Down’s syndrome and has limited sight and hearing. He likes to occupy himself in his room but is subject to epileptic seizures usually triggered by being taken by surprise. His family needed a gentle means of attracting his attention when necessary, for example, when meals are ready.
The paging device is worn on a belt or carried in a pocket. When a button is pressed on the transmitter, a vibrator in the device is activated starting at a low level and rising gradually to a higher acceptable level. The client can respond by pressing a button to acknowledge acceptance of the signal. No seizures have been experienced since the pager has been in use.