Category Archives: Aids for Daily Living

» Amazon Echo Controlled Wheelchair Bob’s Electronics Projects

Free Text to Speech Lots of people have been looking into the usefulness of Amazon Echo as a piece of assistive technology. I decided it was time for me to try it out myself. Echo is pretty good at picking … Continue reading

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Bessie Blount Griffin, physical therapist, and inventor of assistive technologies

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Bessie trained as a physical therapist at Panzer College of Physical Education (later Montclair State University), and upon completing her training transferred to a veteran’s hospital in Chicago to assist World War II amputees. With many severe disabilities brought … Continue reading

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Adaptive Clothing Hits the Mainstream

Text to SpeechFor some parents, the morning ritual of getting their child dressed is a dreaded battle, a frustration exasperated by buttons in wrong places, seams that dig into skin, tags that itch, shoes impossible to put on correctly and … Continue reading

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Two Book Page Holder: Carving vs 3D printing

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechBelow are two examples of book page holder. One was created using wood and the other using a 3D printer. The first project can be purchased on Amazon (https://goo.gl/KuK99a)  for $26.95 cents.             This tool … Continue reading

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IndeeLift | Healthcare Providers | Caregivers

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech WELCOME TO INDEELIFT The People Picker Upper! Indeelift has  developed a line of Our patented line of products address the growing need to help people up from the floor avoiding further injury to the fallen or those who care … Continue reading

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MyNotifi

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Two ways to stay safe. MyNotifi® is a fall detection technology designed to alert family and friends if a fall occurs. The wearer receives both a belt clip and wristband for increased flexibility in various situations. No landline, no … Continue reading

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PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis 

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech This Electric Powered Prehension Orthosis (EPPO) Wrist-Hand Orthosis, commonly referred to as a wrist splint can be utilized by those who lack hand grasp and sufficient tenodesis-enabling wrist extension strength.  The PowerGrip is indispensable for providing the ability to … Continue reading

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How to string multiple Alexa commands together

http://www.ispeech.orgSmart speakers do a great job of making simple tasks around the house easier. Control the brightness or color of your lights, change the thermostat temperature, control multiple alarms and timers and even order food for dinner. However, sometimes, sometimes … Continue reading

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Giraff Robot | Giraff Telepresence | Giraff Videos

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The Giraff telepresence robot helps elderly people remain in their homes for longer, and allows them to stay connected to their friends and family in the most personal way possible without actually being there. The image of the remote … Continue reading

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Children with Autism – A Visual Schedule

Powered by iSpeech Visual Schedule by Enuma is the first wearable picture-based scheduler designed with children and adults with autism in mind. Visual Schedule’s intuitive user interface makes it easy to create a picture-based, personalized daily schedule. Empower yourself or … Continue reading

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