Oomi: Smart Home. Simplified.

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed several smart home systems, a few examples being: Flic, Wink Hub, Reemo, and Z-Wave.  Now there is an even newer, “smarter” home automation system being introduced called Oomi.  If you’re looking for a home automation system, Oomi is “easy, fun, and there’s nothing else like it” available on the market.  So what […]

To Learn Yourself By Teaching Others

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “I’m grateful for my challenges because they have pushed me in ways that are invaluable, making me more compassionate for others and very aware we all are carrying our own baggage.” Kathy Nimmer couldn’t have said it better — especially since she’s a 10th grade English teacher who also teaches […]

Caref GPS Phone Watch

There are so many watches on the market with built-in health trackers, GPS navigation, phone compatibility and more, each costing over $200.  However, there are more affordable options, such as the Caref GPS Phone Watch, ideal for individuals who often wander off such as those with autism and Alzheimer’s.  Caref is a company that offers an affordable watch, […]

Introducing the iDo Hygiene App!

Choosing the best app for each child may be a major challenge.  After all, there are so many educational games and productivity apps already available to choose from–with the list ever-growing!  However, a newer app, created by the Center for Educational Technology, recently caught my attention as its lesson is clear: personal hygiene.   iDo Hygiene is an iPad app […]

Changing Expectations through Sport

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Back in the 70s, Ross Lilley was a bigtime windsurfer. A tough sport to break into, this surface water sport combines elements of surfing and sailing, and it requires technique, balance, strength and determination. An ordained minister, Lilley made “radical inclusion” a life mission, believing it wasn’t worth taking the […]

Vibrating ARC Pen Helps Those with Parkinson’s Write

Something many individuals often take for granted are daily tasks such as eating and handwriting.  However, when an individual is affected by Parkinson’s, these tasks are anything but simple.  Last year I wrote about a utensil called Liftware, a spoon that helps cancel tremors making it easier to eat.  And now there is a new device being tested to […]