Take the Next Step with a Robotic Exoskeleton

Each year, as many as 500,000 individuals experience a spinal cord injury, and 15 million people suffer a stroke. Many people are now getting the chance to take their next steps forward with the help of EksoGT. EksoGT is the first robotic exoskeleton to be granted clearance for rehabilitation purposes for use with stroke patients […]

Making Old Electronics New Again

Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Easterseals Crossroads, as the assistive technology devices we collect and distribute can be hazardous if they’re discarded. Electronics contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can be harmful if released into the environment. “We go to great lengths to ensure we are being as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said […]

Building Support for People with Brain Injuries

In the summer of 2016, Mike Vaughan’s life changed forever. A semi-truck crushed his small Volkswagen Golf, and he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) — one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Vaughan’s long recovery in the hospital and at home left him feeling increasingly isolated and confined. A […]

BIGtrack 2.0 Trackball

Finding a mouse to fit your child or student’s unique needs can be overwhelming.  There are hundreds of available computer mice to choose from outside of traditional 2-button mice.  Options include trackballs, trackpads, joysticks, and even ones you can manipulate with your eyes!  The BIGtrack Trackball is one example available from AbleNet. The BIGtrack 2.0 […]

Exploring Emotions: Social Tools and the Autism Spectrum

Every year, INDATA hosts four full-day training sessions that take people from all walks of life inside the intricate, ever-expanding world of assistive technology. “These training days open the door to all kinds of important discussions and discoveries,” said Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads. This year’s slate of sessions concluded at […]