Category Archives: Occupational Therapy

Styluses for Dexterity Challenges with Touch Screen Tablet Use

A inquiry from a blog reader requested suggestions for a stylus that would help with challenges with dexterity causing problems grasping writing tools. While standard grippers are currently available, additional research was needed to check current options of styluses. My search reminded … Continue reading

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SeeBOOST: Electronic Glasses For Age Related Vision Loss — Assistive Technology Blog

Age related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy are the leading causes of blindness in developed nations, and age related vision loss, such as Coloboma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Stargardt disease, is an issue for many. 234 more words via SeeBOOST: … Continue reading

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Technology for Sound Sensitivity

Sensitivity to sound, often referred to as auditory defensiveness or hyperacusis, can be a socially isolating condition hindering social participation for many of our clients or students. The Friendship Circle identifies different types of noise sensitivities as described in the … Continue reading

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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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