Category Archives: Adults

MOVER technology: Home-Based, Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Programs – The Assistive Technology Daily

For war fighters recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the benefits of home-based, outpatient physical rehabilitation programs are numerous—they can exercise at home on their own schedules, be among family and friends and spend less time in treatment facilities. Sourced … Continue reading

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iPad Air 2 Cases with Keyboards for Senior Citizen with Low Vision

As new iPads with iOS 9 appear, the “Hey Siri” feature may make the need for keys for speech recognition obsolete, but until that time, some users may need that feature readily available on the keyboard. I recently evaluated a … Continue reading

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Gray Matter App Assists with Dementia Care

Although dementia is not my specialty, prior work in long term care settings and recent personal experience with my late mother has given me many opportunities with individuals who were in different stages of the disease. The recent experience with my … Continue reading

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Monitoring System Takes Stigma And Stress Out Of Aging Independently

For any senior who has cringed at the infamous “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” ads, there’s a new product in store that can take the stigma out of aging, far more discreetly Sourced through Scoop.it from: Huffington Post … Continue reading

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Step-By-Step App from SOAR

  StepByStep app   for iPad, (free, in-app purchase for additional sequences) is a OT created app requiring sequencing clip art pictures of steps of activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living for children and adults. Steps of activities of daily living are … Continue reading

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STAC App for Cognitive Assessment

The STAC (Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition) App for iPad is an automated screening tool designed by Cognitive Innovation’s Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA and Heather Cole, MA CCC- SLP’s for health care professionals. The iPad app provides self-directed instruction of cognitive  tasks, reducing … Continue reading

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I Forgot to Remember…

I had the opportunity to journey and present at the 2014 AT Across the Lifespan Conference, in Wisconsin Dells this past week. As an ATR staff member , I presented on the topic, “I Forgot to Remember…” ,  providing an basic overview of low to … Continue reading

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