Jul 29 2014

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New Solutions for Cell Phone Amplification!

The world is a changin’! More and more people are using cell phones and eliminating their land lines.  Although this transformation is great for so many reasons, there have not been as many options available for cell phone amplification as there have been for land lines. Well things are looking up! Below are two cell …

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Jul 24 2014

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AT for Wandering and Tracking

Caregivers are essential to the overall well being of individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and related issues. Often, a Caregiver’s list of tasks include the prevention of an individual wandering and the tracking of an individual if they do wander. This is sometimes a daunting task as Caregivers must always stay one step ahead of …

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Jul 21 2014

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How Has Assistive Technology Impacted Your Life?

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Working with assistive technology on a daily basis, we get to see the potential it has. We want to provide you an opportunity to let everyone know how assistive technology has impacted your life. If you are an end user, tell us how a particular device has changed the way you do things. If you …

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Jul 17 2014

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IPAT – Our Best Find Ever!

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My wife and I would like to tell you about how we found and used IPAT services. We hope you find our story helpful, and more importantly that you remember to use IPAT when activities like hearing on the phone, getting up from a chair, or reading a book become harder for you. We discovered IPAT …

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Jul 14 2014

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4 Ways to Customize an Android Device for Easier Use

Easier isn’t always the best choice in life. When we are talking about technology, and particularly the use of technology, easier is definitely the best choice. Mobile devices can be particularly useful for individuals that have a brain injury, learning disability, or someone learning a new device. The following ideas are provided to get you …

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Jul 10 2014

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Assistive Technology for Arthritis

Do you find everyday tasks becoming increasingly more difficult due to arthritis? If so, here are a few examples of Assistive Technology (AT) that may ease the pain of arthritis and make everyday living a bit easier. Kitchen AT Rocker Knife EZ Vegetable Peeler Black & Decker Lids Off Jar Opener One Touch Jar Opener …

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Jul 07 2014

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Be Ready to Remain at Home – IPAT Can Help!

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The word is out, Americans want to remain in their own home, surrounded by familiar people and belongings as they age. They want to stay in the neighborhood they know, surrounded by neighbors they trust. What’s more, the demands of being actively engaged in every-day home related tasks may actually serve to maintain independence and …

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Jul 01 2014

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It’s Here!!! The Home First Showroom App for iPad!

Have you heard about IPAT’s Home First Showroom but haven’t been able to visit, yet?  Now you can explore the featured assistive technology (AT) remotely – in the comfort of your own home!  We have been working with Usman Khan and Samee Khan, from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Dakota State University, to create …

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Jun 26 2014

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Computer Access and Parkinson’s: 3 Great Products and a Freebie!

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For many people with Parkinson’s Disease, assistive technology (AT) for computer access is high on the list of needed accommodations.  Voice recognition software such as Dragon Natural Speaking is a very popular recommendation and works for many people, but it may be too complex for some.  In addition, having a secondary method of computer access besides voice recognition …

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Jun 24 2014

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Get Relief From Arm and Shoulder Pain With Computer Workstation Supports

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The ErgoRest arm support is an articulating ergonomic support for elbows, forearms, and wrists that may be needed because of a repetitive stress injury, an acquired disease, or general weakness in the arms. ErgoRest will support the arm and can provide a full range of motion across a keyboard. Other applications include using the ErgoRest …

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