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Assistive Technology Gadgets That Could Change Your Life

Published: 2014-09-03 - Updated: 2022-01-18
Author: Michael Leavy - Managing Director of Home Healthcare Adaptations | Contact: home-healthcare-adaptations.ie
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A

Synopsis: Infographic, with transcript, shows some of the uses of assistive technology devices in use today. For vision impaired what follows is a transcript of the infographic kindly supplied by Home Healthcare Adaptations, a family run company based in Ireland that specializes in adapting homes for those with disabilities and the elderly.

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"Assistive technology devices can help someone improve physical or mental functioning, overcome a disorder or impairment, prevent the worsening of a condition, increase capacity to learn, or even replace a missing limb." - Suzanne Robitaille, Author of The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology.

This article is part our digest of 14 publications relating to Health and Disability Infographics that include:

For vision impaired what follows is a transcript of the infographic kindly supplied by Home Healthcare Adaptations, a family run company based in Ireland that specializes in adapting homes for those with disabilities and the elderly.

Transcript:

Helping Visually Impaired

The Braille EDGE 40 Display

Helping Wheelchair Users

Kenguru Electric Car

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Assistive Technology Gadgets Infographic
Assistive Technology Gadgets Infographic.

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Helping Limited Limb Usage

HeadMouse Extreme

Helping Hearing Loss

Alarm Clock Pro Vibrating Clock

The Multi-Tasker

The iPad & Apps

"Touch has made it exceptionally accessible - everyone has an iPad, everyone has an iPod. If you're someone with a disability, having something that other people are using makes you feel like part of the in-crowd." Michelle Diament, Co-founder, Disability Scoop

References:

1. www.abilitymagazine.com/abledbody.html
2. mashable.com/2012/02/29/tech-disabilities/
3. mashable.com/2013/09/12/assistive-technology/
4. www.gizmag.com/kenguru-enters-production/23412/
5. www.harriscomm.com/bellman-vibrating-alarm-clock-pro-led.html
6. mashable.com/2011/07/25/ipads-disabilities/

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