The cold weather we have had lately makes most of us want to stay indoors and avoid venturing out into the cold. Many of us have been in our living rooms enjoying indoor activities such as reading, watching movies, playing games, and putting together puzzles. Some people need assistive technology (AT) to do these activities. For others, these activities could be easier and more enjoyable with AT. Today I will highlight a few pieces of AT that can be used throughout the home. IPAT currently has them featured in the Home First Showroom Living Room.
Uplift Portable Power Seat – The Portable Power Seat is an electric powered portable lifting seat that can be used on most arm chairs or sofas. It is easy to use. To sit down you push the lever down and it slowly lowers you to a sitting position, when you want to stand up, push the lever up and the seat slowly rises up and brings you to a standing position.
Couch Cane – The Couch Cane is a simple couch handle that provides stability and makes standing from your favorite couch or chair easy. It also has storage for remotes, pens or paper, or anything else that might need to be easily accessed. Watch the video below to see it in action.
Levo Hands Free Book Stand – The Levo book stand can hold a book, magazine, or document weighing up to 4 pounds. It holds what you are reading at the position needed while keeping pages open without the use of hands.
Adapted Wii – The switch adapted Nintendo Wii controls allow you to attach the controller to a forearm or a hat so you can play most games with arm or head movement. You can operate buttons A & B by using adaptive switches with the opposite hand or you can use a sip and puff switch.
Dazor Circline Magnifier – This magnifier provides evenly dispersed light without shadows under the magnifying lens. It allows a person to read fine print or do detailed work. The magnifier is on an arm that allows for easy positioning.
To check out these items in person stop by our Home First Showroom located in the Fargo Office.