Category Archives: Activities of Daily Living

AWARE App – Creating Location Services Indoors

We are all familiar with GPS systems and most likely use it regularly to assist with locating businesses, homes and other attractions by address or GPS guides us to an address  or location, an essential tool for those of us who travel to and … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activities of Daily Living, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Assistive Technology, Environmental Control, Intellectual Disability, Low Vision/ Blindness, Maps, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Special Needs, Uncategorized, Wearable technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tech Toolbox™

Thanks to the The Assistive Technology Daily blog for offers the latest tech resources for individuals with disability. One of their recent posts features The Arc’s Tech Toolbox™ , an online resource to find, share, rate and review technology for … Continue reading

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Flip Writer AAC – Available Again and Free!

Flip Writer AAC app   is a communication tool for individuals with hearing and speech disorder who benefit from text based information for the iPhone and iPad.  The app also features  high quality text to speech, providing a voice to those with a speech … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activities of Daily Living, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Communicaton, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Text to Speech, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Technology and the Elderly: A New Era –

Technology is not just for the sake of having a cool new toy to play with (although we all remember how cool it was to hold our first iPhone), but it should change and affect (positively) people’s lives […]… Sourced … Continue reading

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Gyroglove for Tremor Management

Regain your independence. Sourced through Scoop.it from: gyrogear.co The Gyroglove is the mother of invention for a 103 year old woman with severe tremors. The innovator of the Gyroglove identified the lack of solutions resulting in the woman’s limitations with performing basic self-cares … Continue reading

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Sunu Band | Smart-Watch

Sunu Band is a discreet smart-watch that uses sonar technology and haptic feedback to improve perception, orientation and navigation for those living with impaired sight.SMART-WATCH Discreetly tell time with Sunu’s haptic vibrating clock. ULTRASONIC SENSORSonar ‘look-ahead’ technology helps you sense … Continue reading

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WVU OT Students App Recommendations

Thank you to Dr. Anne Cronin, OT Professor at WVU and the 2016 OT Graduating Class for their app recommendations! I appreciate their share of the recommended OT apps as listed below by category: Wrist Movement Apps Gyrosynth (iOS 2.99) – GyroSynth is a … Continue reading

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