HouseMate enables people with disabilities to access their smart phone and control their environment. Independently control your smart phone and use it to operate appliances in your home or work environment. You can operate HouseMate with it’s built-in switch or you can connect up to five external switches. For joystick users interface cables are available for popular wheelchair controls. HouseMate is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Pressing your switch starts the scanning on the screen. Launch the HouseMate app to begin environmental control. The app uses symbols to represent the appliances in your house. When you choose a symbol the control box transmits the corresponding InfraRed or Radio signal.