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CuStOmIzEd and m.o.d.i.f.i.e.d. Assistive Technology!

Assistive Technology (AT), by definition is: Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, MODIFIED, or CUSTOMIZED, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Did you know North Dakota has experts in modifying and customizing Assistive Technology?  North Dakota’s Life Skills and Transition Center service’s include […]

New Mobile Device Stand with Wheels & Power!

At ASSISTIVE, we get many requests from individuals wanting to use their tablet or smartphone in bed without having to hold it.  For some people I have worked with recently, the LEVO G2 Deluxe Tablet Stand has been the solution.  This stand is on a 20 pound cast iron base with wheels and is height adjustable from 30″ to […]

The Ability to Read for Everyone!

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teacher.” – quote by Charles William Eliot   As a former librarian, one of my favorite programs was the Talking Book Program run by the National Library Service for the Blind and […]

Medical Alert Systems: Switch Adapted Options

Many individuals of all ages require some type of Medical Alert Systems that can alert friends, family, caregivers or even local emergency services outside the home when they need help. But what if an individual can’t use their hands to press a button, requiring a switch adapted Medical Alert System? Through this blog I will […]

ASSISTIVE Now Serves Minnesota!

– ASSISTIVE now serves people with disabilities and those experiencing the effects of aging in Minnesota. Thanks to a recent partnership with MN STAR, the Minnesota State Assistive Technology Act Program, we can provide assistive technology (AT) demonstrations and loans to Minnesotans at no charge. An inventory of equipment available for loan and demonstration can […]

Get Help in an Emergency with the Samsung Gear S3 and NO Monthly Fee!

Do you or a loved one need an emergency alerting system and only have cellular service?  Do you want to avoid another monthly fee? If you already have a smartphone, the Samsung Gear S3 smart watch just might be your ticket to safety at home and on the go!  This watch has all of the great features […]

Assistive Technology Doesn’t need a Computer Chip!

Do you see the Assistive Technology (AT) in this picture? If you guessed the rubber band, you are correct! This little “high tech” piece of rubber can help an individual with vision loss detect the right condiment, shampoo from conditioner, etc., and even though it doesn’t “plug in” or have electricity, it is still AT. […]

Calibowl: a Non-Spill Bowl

  Having the right adaptive dinnerware can make all the difference in a meal.  Adaptive dining products come in a variety of designs to help make mealtime easier and encourage independent feeding. Introducing the Calibowl, the non-spill bowl.  Calibowl’s inner-lip guides food back into the bowl and onto the utensil eliminating over-the-edge spills, providing better […]

Marv Bossart Foundation/HERO Free U-Step Walker Program

Do you have Parkinson’s and have difficulty walking?  The Marv Bossart Foundation for Parkinson’s Support offers free U-Step Walkers (see more information below) through HERO in Fargo.  They do this as part of their mission to make sure every Parkinson’s patient who is at risk of falling due to balance and stability issues does not go without […]

USB Option Gives Medical IDs a New Meaning

Medical identification (ID) bracelets can be one of the most important items worn for those who have ongoing medical conditions, drug/food allergies, or take multiple medicines.  Medical IDs can alert healthcare workers, emergency personnel, doctors or friends/family to critical and personal information, especially in the event one becomes unresponsive. Medical ID bracelets come in many […]