Assistive Tech is Progressing Faster Than Ever!

63AF9761-A79B-4E2A-BE23-C1129B81DFB0.jpegAssistive tech is progressing faster than ever, and these 7 devices prove it from Digital Trends. The future of AT is bright!

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/assistive-tech-examples/

LED Handrails for the Visually Impaired

7DC1B674-0E54-4170-9F72-D06F10F15B13.jpegAwesome product for those with blindness:LED Lighted Handrails. Thanks to Carol from OTs with Apps and Technology!

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There are a many exciting  innovations emerging for individuals with low vision and blindness, from environmental supports to sophisticated new wearables. The Assistive Technology Daily shares LED handrails that can guide the traveler in the direction of the walkway or stairs in this case.

LED Handrails Collar Assembly Zoon Designs’ LED handrails are both a clever and surprisingly obvious way to light up a staircase. Named the Blind Handrail they are conceived to replace area lighting and put it where it is needed the most. The concept handrails even can be many colors, making the lowly stair well one…

via LED Handrails for the Visually Impaired  — The Assistive Technology Daily

HT to The Assistive Technology Daily for their share of everything AT!

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Wow! Check this out! Amazon Echo can really help persons with disabilities and to get a discount? Awesome!

business-money-pink-coins.jpgwww.consumerreports.org/amazon/amazon-echo-voice-commands-offer-big-benefits-to-users-with-disabilities/

Brilliant Product: Liftware Steady

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Liftware Steady (previously marketed as “Liftware”) is an “electronic stabilizing handle and a selection of attachments that include a soup spoon, everyday spoon, and fork. Liftware Steady is designed to help people with hand tremor, which may be related to Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, eat more easily.”

Take time to check out the Liftware product line which is amazing for dampening tremors for persons with disabilities. The cost for the starter kit is $195 and we’ve heard that the VA can be a potential source of funding for veteran’s with ALS.

https://www.liftware.com/steady/

 

 

Cybathlon: Battle of the bionic athletes – BBC News

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How bright is the future of assistive technology for person’s with disabilities? Very bright indeed! As an OT you have to love the wide variety of ADL and IADL tasks that were the basis of this novel event. Bravo!

Access and Inclusion through Technology

imageOne of the BEST resources out there for keeping up to date on Assistive Technology! A must read. Thanks David Barnes.

Access and Inclusion through Technology, by David Banes: A round up of news from the world of accessible technology

Source: Access and Inclusion through Technology

Great NEW AT Products: 2016

Great NEW AT Products:  2016 by Molly Shannon, OTR/L, ATP, on the ATandOT Blog     After attending the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference in Florida last w…

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