Category Archives: Geriatrics

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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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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iPads help older people get more out of life. My Ageing Parent

iPads combat elderly loneliness and isolation. Top tips on how to get your older parent using an iPad from UK leading elderly care advice website for carers Source: http://www.myageingparent.com/how-ipads-can-help-your-ageing-parent-get-more-out-of-life/ Do you have an aging parent or work in geriatrics? Here are … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free! – Today

Here are a couple of apps gone free this weekend, new and familiar, which are suitable for a variety of ages:  Skill Game app (now free, regularly 2.99) for iPhone/iPad and also available for Android. Is a challenging visual motor, … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Customizable app, Elementary School, Fine Motor Development, Free apps, Game, Geriatrics, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Memory, Occupational Therapy, Visual Memory, Visual Motor, Visual Perception | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to School Apps for OT/PT Administration – iConnect – Notes Edition

Looking for an app to manage your case load of OT/PT/SLP students information and compile notes and treatment artifacts (pictures, etc.)? There are a number of general note taking/ note management apps that can work for organization of client/student information (e.g. Notability, Awesome … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List

OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List Updated 6-2-2013 (click on above link for Word doc app list) It’s been a while since the OT’s with Apps mTool Kit list has been updated. Please find this new list at the … Continue reading

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