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Meet Puffin An inclusive solution to access smart devices

Latest version of Puffin input device with larger switch in plastic casing and blue electrical components box as well as flexible arm links that are part of the mounting system

Puffin is an innovative input device that incorporates machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and internet of things connectivity to help people with disabilities lead more inclusive, independent lives.

How it works

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    All-in-one package

    Puffin comes with our patented technology and customizable mounting system – everything you need to get started is included in one complete package!

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    Connect and install

    Puffin works like standard bluetooth devices. After successfully pairing Puffin with your smart device and installing our app, you are ready to go!

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    Start activities on your own

    Puffin is designed with defaults that make for easy and immediate use. Independently control your smart home devices like lights, doors, thermostats, media play, or any number of mobile booking or ordering apps. The sky’s the limit to what you can do with Puffin!

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    Puffin’s sensitivity, speed, duration, and shortcuts to different devices are all adjustable settings in our app. You can also create profiles tailored to different operating systems, situations, or tasks so you can start and switch between activities with ease.

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    Adapt to you

    The more you use Puffin, the smarter it becomes. Our machine learning technology tracks pressure, direction and duration of movement, atmospheric temperature & patterns to intelligently adjust Puffin to fit your needs. Recommended adjustments can be automatically set or manually opted in to through notifications.


    All data is stored safely and is non-personally identifiable information.

Product specs

Input device
Width2.5 inches
Height2.5 inches
Depth7 inches
BatteryLithium-ion polymer battery 3.5 volts 500 milliampere/hour
Power input5 volts

What Puffin users are saying

The Puffin allows me to open the garage door so I can get into my house. It allows me to turn on the computer and then turn the phone and make a phone call. It basically allows me to have a normal day and forget about my disability for a little while.

Remon Jourdan

Beta tester

This is my first time using Puffin, it is awesome how I can just use my fingers to manipulate the mouse. I usually can’t use my fingers that often with computers so this is a new found independence.

Cristina Cortez


Frequently asked questions

Puffin is an innovative input device that provides a single interface to connect to and operate smart devices from. It’s designed for hands-free operation, like sip-and-puff gestures, but is flexible enough to work with any gesture that produces pressure on the device. Puffin uses bluetooth technology so you can operate a wide range of devices. Once connected, you can control any application available on your smart device like smart home, communication, or convenience applications. Over time, Puffin learns to adapt to you with our machine learning technology for a better user experience.

Puffin is designed for people with significant physical disabilities but is applicable to a wide variety of groups, situations, and use cases. Its flexible design works with any gesture that produces pressure on the device. Beyond users, Puffin collects data that is useful to educators, caregivers, and clinicians for informing treatments and plans. Overall, Puffin is useful for anyone requiring hands- and/or voice-free access to a smart device or finer motor control over it.

Puffin stands apart as an all-in-one, customizable solution. Purchase of the Puffin system includes the Puffin device, customizable mounting system, and charger. Puffin settings are also highly customizable and easily adjusted in our app with assistance using our proprietary machine learning technology that adapts to each individual user. Puffin is battery powered, so you can confidently start and finish all your tasks and activities no matter where you are.

Puffin is currently in beta in the Boston area, largely with nonprofits and government organizations. We are looking to expand to direct-to-consumer sales in the future but are not taking orders at this time. If you’d like more information, we’d love to hear from you. Fill out our contact form and we’ll reach out to you as soon as we can.

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Recognition & awards

2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Assistive Technology Hackathon Winner

Interested in learning more?

Are you part of an independent living, vocational rehabilitation, or educational organization? Are you interested in using Puffin yourself? We’d love to chat!