Monday Tech Tip: Withings Smart Temporal Thermometer

Josh Anderson, Manger of Clinical Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us the Withings Smart Temporal Thermometer. This smart device is a digital thermometer that reads someone’s temperature by sweeping the scanner in front of the forehead which is more sanitary than other thermometers. It then logs it to an app so it can be […]

GE Smart Microwave Oven with Alexa

Did you know GE offers an assortment of ADA-compliant appliances, from dishwashers to warming drawers?  The company’s newest addition is arguably one of their most accessible appliances yet: the GE Smart Microwave Oven with Alexa. Yes, you heard that right: there is a countertop microwave now available with Alexa voice control!  I’ve written about Amazon Echo […]

Gaining Independence through the Internet of Things

INDATA specializes in connecting people with disabilities to assistive technology that can improve their lifestyle and increase their independence. Next week’s free, full-day training session on Friday, August 31 will go one step further by showing how this technology can connect to the world around them. The upcoming training session will introduce attendees to the […]

Flic: The Wireless Smart Button and Flic Hub

We now live in a programmable world and it has been termed the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT basically refers to the connectivity of devices to the Internet and is now more often being used to define devices that “talk” to each other. These devices that people use in their everyday life that are connected […]

Homer Player: Audiobook player for visually impaired

Reading is a favorite pastime for many individuals, but as people age, their eyesight may begin to deteriorate making it difficult to read.  Fortunately, there are several audiobook apps on smart devices allowing these individuals to get back to reading.  Though these apps have proven to be beneficial for a myriad of individuals, using a tablet or smartphone may […]

ERGO: Autonomous Desk

The average employee spends approximately 7+ hours hunched over a desk staring at a computer.  Because we spend so many hours in front of a screen, it is imperative to our overall health that we maintain an ergonomic posture.  Not maintaining an ergonomic posture may result in pain and discomfort, and lack of productivity.  Soon, ergonomics may be more […]