Category Archives: Life Skills

OrCam My Reader and My Eyes for Text, Facial and Product Recognition

  Advances in optical character recognition (OCR),  object recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision has resulted in remarkable, new products to aid individuals with visual impairments. One such new device, the OrCam, provides a variety of features allowing OCR and … 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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iDo Hygiene App

iDo Hygiene is a new app providing instruction, video and games to learn personal hygiene. Included is an option to create your own images in the 12 hygiene areas. Created by the Center for Educational Technology for individuals with cognitive … Continue reading

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Technology for Self – Regulation

In an article, Just RELAX!? Using Technology for Self Regulation for Students with Autism (Lewis Stokes, 2014), autism consultant, Susan Lewis Stokes shares technology for self-regulation for students with autism. Self-regulation of emotions is defined as the ability to calm yourself down when … Continue reading

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iAutism – Apps Discounted or Free for World Autism Awareness Day

Francesc Sistach at iAutism provides an outstanding categorized list of iOS apps discounted or free in observance of World Autism Awareness Day. Included in her list is a description and information on how long the price reduction is available. Many … Continue reading

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Mobile Devices as Cognitive Aids for People with Brain Injuries | RichmondMom.com

As scooped from Richmondmom.com‘s  post Mobile Devices as Cognitive Aids for People with Brain Injuries Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Richmondmom.com writer, Fiona Bessey Bushnell, OT shares information and background about Tony Gentry’s work with cognitive aids for individuals with brain … Continue reading

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