Bestic – Mealtime independence

Several individuals with many diagnoses are unable to feed themselves independently.  They then rely on others to help feed them.  There is now an assistive eating device, called Bestic, that gives individuals back their independence during mealtimes. Bestic is ideal for individuals in a variety of situations: Those who get exhausted when using their arms […]

5 Alerting Indicators for Blind and Visually Impaired

There are many forms of assistive technology that may benefit individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  However, one type of assistive technology I’ve yet to discuss in depth is alerting indicators, which may benefit these individuals greatly.  Maxi Aids “offers the highest quality selections of liquid level indicators, talking alarm clocks, motion sensors, toilet level indicators, […]

Lightweight robotic glove provides grasp to those with limited hand mobility

Engineers at Harvard University have developed a soft robotic glove that grants individuals with limited hand mobility the ability to grip and pick up objects.  This glove could help an estimated 6.8 million people in the United States with hand mobility issues, such as those with a progressive disability, stroke, or old age. There are so many tasks often taken […]

Step into the future with REX Bionics

Though there are no cures for individuals with spinal cord injuries or other mobility impairments, technology such as REX Bionics, is helping these individuals regain freedom.  According to its website, REX is the “world’s first hands-free, self-supporting, independently-controlled robotic walking device.” REX Bionics currently offers two separate products: 1. REX P The REX P is a robotic mobility […]

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, […]

Control your computer with your eyes

Susan B. Anthony said, “Independence is happiness.”  The quote’s truth was likely questioned in the 1800s, but today many would argue that independence is happiness; this holds especially true for individuals with disabilities.  Persons with ALS, cerebral palsy, stroke/aphasia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments may often struggle gaining and maintaining their […]