Robear: Robot Bear Nurse

It’s 2015.  Smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices have been sewn into the fabric of our daily lives.  Because smart technologies are so common, it can be assumed that a majority of individuals are familiar with robots in some form.  In terms of assistive technology, the field of robotics offers an indefinite amount of promise.  This is […]

From Workplace to Showcase

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It started out as a working lab, showing off assistive technology categorized by disability — for those individuals who are blind or vision-impaired; Deaf or Hard of Hearing; have mobility challenges; or learning or cognition challenges. Now, as the reality of the AT world is changing, the INDATA Project at […]

Watching Films with a Unique View

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It’s the film award season! It’s the time of the year between November and February when most of the important film award ceremonies take place — everything from the Hollywood Film Awards and Golden Globe Awards to the Screen Actors Guild Awards and culminating with the Academy Awards. The big […]

3 Kitchen Gadgets to Simplify Your Life

If you’re like me, you love the idea of enjoying a nice, home cooked meal.  But when it comes down to the prep work, you’d prefer to just order in.  Though I do enjoy cooking at home, after I battle with the jars and cans, I barely have the energy to cook.  So for today’s post, I decided to […]

Lively–Personal Emergency Response… Reimagined

For many individuals with Alzheimer’s or other diseases affecting one’s mental state, it is a challenge to live independently and safely.  However, many technologies are being developed to help these individuals live more independently, while also giving their loved ones peace of mind.  One of these technologies is Lively, which allows the user to, “Be connected. […]

Saving Lives to Save Lives

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing About 30 percent of men and women who have spent time in war zones experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); many of those veterans also suffer from depression. And approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year. Why not bring veterans and furry friends together with a program […]