Category Archives: Medical

The Owlet Smart Sock 2

The Assistive Technology Daily shares the Owlet Smart Sock 2, offering monitoring of vital signs for young children. Read on for more information about the new Owlet Smart Sock 2 features. The Smart Sock 2 enhances everything that our 100,000 … Continue reading

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Reference Apps Free or Reduced

Here are some anatomy apps that are currently free or significantly reduced that might be helpful to understand anatomy or medical conditions for clinician or patients: Exploring Essential Anatomy  for iPad (free). Provides images of clinically applicable anatomy.   Shoulder … Continue reading

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It Hurts! Pain Management Apps for Children

An inquiry from a visitor about apps for pain management for children was posted so the search began. Although not exhaustive, her is an app and resource list of specific apps for pain management for kids and other relaxation apps found from the search: There 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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Using Twitter as Assistive Technology

Twitter as AT? A recent post on The Assistive Technology Daily, “Preserving Memories 140 Characters at a Time after Traumatic Brain Injury” describes Thomas Dixon’s use of Twitter as an AT support for his episodic memory loss sustained in a closed head injury while running. Can social media … Continue reading

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OT with Apps mTool Kit List – OT Admin Apps 1-5-2014

If you work with adults or pediatrics, the link below provides apps for only administrative tasks such as documentation, evaluation, patient/client education or utilities that may come in handy! Apps for iOS (Apple) and Android devices for Occupational Therapy Practitioners are … Continue reading

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iOT Screener App

The iOT Screener app is a free screening tool for professionals and parents who may have concerns regarding their child or student. Created by Dr. Frederick B. Covington, OTD, the iOT Screener  app requests the user to input answers to general information about the child … Continue reading

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Protect Hands from Digital Distress – Handout from Advance for OT

Are you or your clients feeling the effects of abuse from use of electronic devices in their hands, arms or fingers? Check out this article from Advance for OT “Protect Hands from Digital Distress“, by Cheryl McEvoy, providing tips and … Continue reading

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The 17 Best Anxiety iPhone & Android Apps of 2013

The 17 Best Anxiety iPhone and Android Apps of 2013 As scooped from on October 26, 2013. Anxiety may be treated with medications, behavior therapies, and relaxation techniques. Consider these apps to help you feel less anxious. Carol Leynse … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free Today – FotoMed HD

Here are a couple of notable apps gone free today (limited time) that might come in handy in your OT mTool Kit: FotoMed HD app for iPhone and iPad (regularly 1.99) provides a pocket medical reference with images, definitions and links to … Continue reading

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