Category Archives: Occupational Therapy

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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Top 75 Occupational Therapy Blogs and Websites on the Planet

  Looking for the best OT blogs and resources on the web or planet? Feedspot.com’s recent polling of the Top 75 Occupational Therapy Blogs and Websites , as of November 19, 2017 shares the best blog and website resources occupational therapists! As … Continue reading

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ZooMe Power Travel Scooter

  When evaluating vocational rehab clients, all flavors of disability and workplace barriers can present themselves. Clients with MS or Guillian Barre can present  fine motor, visual or mobility challenges in their vocational tasks, requiring solutions to maintain their employment. Frequently, distance mobility … Continue reading

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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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Typing on the iPad Pro 12.9 with SuperKeys App – Access for Individuals with Mobility Impairment 

The iPad Pro’s large 12.9″ now provides additional accessibility for individuals with motor and visual impairments previously a struggle for those who may have difficulty with multiple finger touch or using assistive touch features. A recent client, presenting speech, motor … Continue reading

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Visual Tracking / Motor Coordination Apps for Adults

  A recent email from Kate A. requested suggested app for visual motor reaction time for home programming after use of Dynavision in the clinic. Although, I am not a user of the Dynavision, and using a mobile device, a much smaller … Continue reading

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Looking for Flexible, On Demand OT Continuing Education?

There are many continuing education opportunities available for OT’s with many online opportunities. Several months ago I subscribed to Occupational Therapy.com for an annual fee of $99. The continuing education and have had positive experiences with the courses enrolled. As … Continue reading

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