Ergonomics and Working from Home

Ergonomics is the study of people in their working environment. The goal of ergonomics is to prevent injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by lifting, bending, working in awkward body positions and performing repetitive motions and tasks. Have you ever been hunched over your computer so long that when you finally get up, you throw […]

Cleaning Your Assistive Technology Devices

Cleaning is more important now than ever before as we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many people are keeping quarantined at home, it’s virtually impossible to avoid having to run errands — unless you have some kind of fallout shelter stocked up with food and supplies! Think of all the bacteria you pick […]

New Year Apps to Build a New You

“New year, new me,” most people say to push themselves toward change in the early weeks of January. Fortunately, there is a wide world of resources right at your fingertips. “New Year’s resolutions are so much more manageable now with apps,” said Brian Norton, director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “With just a few […]

EyesOnBoard Glasses: No More Motion Sickness

If you’re someone who gets motion sickness, you know what it feels like — dizziness, headache, nausea and just not feeling well. Motion sickness affects up to 67% of passengers, and it is caused by a conflict between visual perception and balance perception, particularly in the inner ears. It can become debilitating, whether on a […]

Stay Alert and Aware with the HomeAware Smartphone App Signaler

Getting out of bed isn’t easy for many people. And those people with hearing impairments have the added difficulty of not being able to hear an alarm to help them wake up. In comes the HomeAware Smartphone Signaler. The Signaler alerts you to your morning alarm. In addition, it alerts you to your mobile calls, […]

Z-Vibe Motor Tool Aids in Speech and Sensory Difficulties

As small children learn to talk, speech errors are quite common. Learning how to say all the different sounds in words takes years to develop. However, by the age of eight, kids should be able to say all sounds in English with no major errors. Otherwise, it can be a sign of an articulation disorder. […]