Assistive Devices (p3):

Devices to help with hearing, vision, mobility and more. Hearing aids; Mobility aids; Memory aids; Vision aids.

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Analysis & Exploration: Assistive Devices

Improving Cinema Experience for the Vision Impaired

I recently became aware of an entire ecosystem of services to help people with all levels of vision impairment enjoy movies. These services provide an audio description of the visual scene. It's a bit like subtitles, but for the blind. Of course these services can help those with other vision impairments as well. This article explains how this all works.

 

 

A Conversation You Haven't Had with Your Doctor...But Should

Drug company advertisements often end with the phrase “Ask your Doctor about…” followed by the newest drug being promoted. While surely they mean to ask if the new drug is right for you to start taking, I suggest a different question to ask your Doctor:

“Of all the drugs prescribed for me, which one is most important for me to take correctly?”

If you, or a person you care for, are struggling to manage a complicated drug regime, you may unknowingly be

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Canes Aren't Old Looking Anymore

This is an article about canes that have modern improvements and look modern. If you use a cane, you will want to read this.

 

 

Needed Walker Improvements: More Functionality and Customization

Walkers are a life-saver for many people. They help older adults avoid falls and keep their independence. They also help patients in the hospitals who are recovering from surgeries or illnesses. They fill a need and many probably don’t think to examine the walker any further. However there hasn’t been much innovation in the walker arena in many years. The basic design has changed little and there is definitely room for improvement.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Assistive Devices

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

Kai Demonstrates His Volaris Rollator Walker

Explorer Kai tells the group why the Volaris rollator-type walker attracted his attention, and why he chose the Volaris brand to meet his needs. .........Read more

Which Fall Prevention Products Do We Use (SFV)?

The explorers at SF Village talk about fall prevention products they use. There is a long list. Then the discussion shiftss to what, if anything, is wrong with these products. .........Read more

Endorsed: An Assist Device to Get In and Out of the Car

Explorer Rosalie brings a sample of an item that she highly recommends as an aid for getting into or out of an automobile. .........Read more

Hand Tremor Stabilizer Reported

Explorer Arthur reports on reading an article about a glove designed to cancel hand tremors by integrating a gyroscope. .........Read more

A Guided Exploration of Pill Management Methods

SF Village explorers join in a guided exploration of five key questions about how they organize and manage their pills (prescriptions and dietary suppliments). .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Assistive Devices (shared by our Explorers)

Zinger Chair

 
Zinger chair
 

The Zinger Chair is a mobility device designed to be more agile and portable than standard wheelchairs.

 

EZ Cruiser Portable Mobility Device

 
EZ Cruiser Folding Wheelchair
 

The EZ Cruiser Portable Mobility Device is a folding power wheel chair designed to be taken by travelers on air and cruise lines.

 

MedaCube

 
Medacube
 

MedaCube is designed to prompt the user to press the screen in order to receive the prescribed dose from a bin that opens to dispense the pills.

 

UPWalker Upright Walker

 
UPWalker upright walker
 

The UPWalker upright walker is a rollator with elevatable lower arm support and upright handles intended to allow the user to stand upright during use.

 

Nuheara

 
Nuheara IQbuds
 

Nuheara IQbuds are wireless hearing augmentation devices designed to be worn in the ears and intended to be adjustable to hear speech or ambient sounds as desired by the user.

 

Yepzon Freedom Tracker

 
Yepzon Tracker
 

Yepzon Freedom Advanced Tracker and Personal Alarm System is a GPS wearable device intended to work with a smartphone app on 3G cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

 

SOS Watch

 
SOS Watch
 

The SOS Watch is a wearable medic alert communication device designed for use in Australia by the elderly or persons with dementia.

 

DayClocks

 
DayClock
 

DayClocks are app driven tablets designed to include the day of the week, the time of day, and timely messages and photos to enhance orientation in persons with cognitive challenges.

 

Britzgo Hearing Amplifier

 
hearing amplifier
 

The Britzgo Hearing Amplifier is intended to offer an affordable alternative to costly hearing aids.

 

 

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