ActiLife Desktop Activity Software is a motion, heart rate, and sleep evaluation system designed for use by individuals with disabilities. This desktop analysis software program is compatible with the ActiGraph and ActiTrainer (see separate entries). The software allows the user to initialize the ActiGraph or ActiTrainer in a number of different operating modes and to select epochs ranging from 30 times per second (raw mode) to 4 minutes. The collected data is stored in ASCII format for simple a
The Advocate Duo Talking Blood Glucose Plus Blood Pressure Monitor, model TD-3223, is a voice output glucose analyzer and electronic blood pressure meter designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This glucometer speaks in English or Spanish and provides results in 7 seconds using 0.7 microliters of blood. As many as 450 tests are retained in memory. The unit also calculates averages for 7, 14, 21, 28, 60 and 90 days. The unit tells the user the code number a
Portable respiration and cardiac monitor for infant through adult. Audible and visible alarms for tachycardia, bradycardia, and apnea events. Internal event recorder provides printed report which includes summary report, displayed events, histograms, and compliance graph. Recorded data may be transmitted directly to a computer or via telephone. Model 9550 has optional Oxygen SAT interface connector providing desaturation and pulse rate along with respiration and heart rate on displayed events.
Infant monitoring system. System I features apnea and bradycardia alarms which display intermittent audible and red panel light signals when activated. Green panel lights blink with each respiration and heart beat. Inputs are automatically controlled. Unit also has equipment alarm which is activated during power failures. Monitoring meter and selector dial on front of panel. Remote alarm can be attached and placed in separate room. Optional ECG and respiration recorder available. Measures: 13 by
The AbleNet BIG Candy Corn Proximity Sensor Switch is a highly sensitive switch that is designed for users with upper extremity and other physical disabilities. The large wired proximity sensor switch activates with a simple wave of the hand or body movement over the switch top. It features an internal magnet for mounting or use two threaded inserts to mount, and auditory and visual feedback that can be turmed on or off.
The Chairpro UnderSeat Alarm is a wandering patient system and seating safety monitor designed for people with lower extremity, mobility and balance disabilities and other who use wheelchairs and have Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other cognitive disabilities. The ChairPro sounds an alarm when the user leaves the chair without assistance. Designed to fit all sling-seat wheelchairs up to 22-inches wide, this sensor alarm activates when the user rises and automatically resets once the person is
The ChoiceMMed OxyWatch C18 Finger Pulse Oximeter is an oxygen monitor and pulse meter designed for use by individuals with respiratory disabilities. To operate, the user places a fingertip into the reader window. Large digits display oxygen saturation and pulse rates. The Talking Oximeter speaks the numbers. This oximeter has soft silicone padding to assist with gripping, a slip-resistant clip and a carrying case. POWER: Uses 2 AAA batteries (included). WARRANTY: 2-year limited manufacturer war
The ChoiceMMed OxyWatch C20SM Finger Pulse Oximeter is an oxygen monitor and pulse meter designed for use by individuals with respiratory disabilities who have low vision. To operate, the user places a fingertip into the reader window. Large digits display oxygen saturation and pulse rates. This oximeter has an adjustable brightness button, and a two-color, four-way display. It also has soft silicone padding to assist with gripping, a slip-resistant clip, a lanyard and a carrying case. POWER: Us
The ChoiceMMed OxyWatch Talking Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is a voice output oxygen monitor and pulse meter designed for use by individuals with cardiac or respiratory disabilities who are blind or have low vision. To operate the instrument, the user places a fingertip into the reader window. Large digits display oxygen saturation and pulse rates. The product has a two-color high definition OLED display that can be read from any angle and offers adjustable 10-level brightness. The monitors output
The CordLess® Chair Sensor Pad provides caregivers with an efficient method of knowing when a resident or loved one is getting up from a chair. This device, which is a tool to help care for those with Dementia or Alzheimer's, must be used with the 433- EC Economy CordLess® Alarm or with the TL-2100G CordLess® Fall Monitor (please see separate entries).
The Cuff Blood Pressure Monitor is an accurate and has a comfortable cuff. Each monitor’s systolic and diastolic measurements are 2 ½ x more accurate than lesser models by Hammacher Schlemmer. The cuff does not over tighten and is smooth against the skin. The LCD panel shows diastolic and systolic blood pressure readings in 7/8 inch-high numerals, as well as pulse, date, and time. LEDs alert you if blood pressure readings fall outside recommended levels. The display stores up to 90 readings for
The Daily Log Book is designed especially for persons with diabetes to keep track of common activities that affect blood sugar, such as food intake, medication use, rest, and exercise. Using this product, the user can see how daily activities (eating, exercising, resting, and medication intake) affect their blood sugar. This implies that after use, the user can make educated decisions and better manage their diabetes. This product is intended to be a memory aid for diabetics and used to recall t
The Deluxe Pulse Oximeter is designed for athletes or persons doing recreational activities to check their pulse rate and oxygen level. Non-invasive. Tolerates movement and fingernail polish. Adjustable display orientation. Large display. Lanyard and storage pouch included. Clinically validated.
The DeVilbiss IntelliPAP Bilevel S with Heated Humidifier is designed for use by individuals with sleep apnea. The device is intended for patients who require higher pressures to maintain airway patency. With a pressure range of 3-25 cmH20 and the ability to adjust the IPAP and EPAP delta up to 22 centimeters H20, the IntelliPAP Bilevel S offers maximum adjustability and can be operated in CPAP and Bilevel modes. It features Flow Rounding technology that enhances comfort by allowing for adustmen
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Head operated switch which turns on if head is held upright and off if the head tilts too far forward or back, to encourage a child to keep her/his head in an upright position. Materials include 2 glass mercury switches, 4 feet of 2 conductor, 22 gauge stranded wire, a subminiature size plug, a strip of cardboard, soldering iron, and hot melt glue with applicator gun. Describes and diagrams construction of the switch. The switch may be attatched to the
The Finger Blood Pressure Monitor is an electronic sphygmomanometer and pulse meter designed for use by individuals who frequently monitor their own blood pressure. This compact, portable unit takes systolic, diastolic, and pulse measurements from the left index finger and displays results on a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. An adjustable cuff inflates and deflates automatically. POWER: Uses 2 double-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS: The cuff fits left index fingers 2 to 3 inches in circu
The Fisher & Paykel ICON Premo CPAP Machine is designed for use by individuals with sleep apnea. The device is designed to search for a pattern of irregular breathing which occurs at the transition from sleep to awake. The CPAP Machine senses this irregularity in flow and promptly reduces the pressure to aid the transition back to sleep. Features include ThermoSmart and heated tube, and built-in alarm clock-mp3 player.
This Freedom Lite Meter® is designed for individuals with Diabetes who also have a disability that affects a person’s vision. This device measures blood glucose levels and has a large display on its screen. Four daily programmable alarms to remind the user when its time to test.No coding required.
The FSA (Force Sensing Array) 4D Pressure Mapping System for Wheelchair Seating is a pressure evaluation system designed for use in positioning and cushion assessments for wheelchair users. This system allows the clinician to assess surface interface pressure
between the client and a wheelchair sear or back cushion; select an optimal cushion; determine an optimal positioning strategy; document the solution; and share the pressure profile with the client and colleagues. The system includes a pres
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype using non-invasive, glove-based technology to create a telemedicine device for individuals with disabilities. Developed by Augmented Medical Intelligence Labs (AugMI Labs), the Glove Tricorder uses advanced tactile technology and data analytics to quantify, digitize, and analyze important physical functional parameters in a telemedicine setting. Since its original development, the glove has undergone several revisions resulting in its new p
The Head Control Switch is a head position switch designed for use by children and adults with disabilities. The switch is activated by being tilted and can be mounted on the head or another body part.
The Head Switch is a touch switch that can activated with various body parts for individuals with physical disabilities. The switch requires very little pressure and so can be used by the head, knee, elbow, cheek, etc. Contact manufacturer for information on switch mounting kits (not included). DIMENSIONS: The length is 3.75 inches.
Gives instant response monitoring of heart rate. Dual function instrument provides highly accurate absolute heart rate and relative blood volume pulse amplitude biofeedback. Also works in combination with GSR/TEMP 2 or TEMP/SC 201T to detect heart rate changes as small as 1/2 beat per minute and blood volume pulse changes of 1 percent in both audio and visual modes. Thresholds can be set which help desensitize phobias and anxiety or minimize cardiac risk during home exercise or aerobic training
Home Automation is a home safety and remote monitoring service designed to prolong independence and improve safety for seniors and those with special needs. This service provides families with an active method to prevent a medical or non-medical emergency from occurring before it happens. Each Home Automation comes with a base integration unit, known as the telecare unit. Wireless devices are then placed in the home to inform the family about the client’s vital signs, wandering, sleeping pattern
The Independence Two Handle Clear Mug is designed to help caregivers monitor liquid intake. The double handle mug comes with the anti-splash lid and the feeding spout lid, and both can be used with a drinking straw. The mug is made from clear polycarbonate to allow monitoring of hot or cold liquid intake. It is dishwasher and microwave safe.
The Insta-Pulse, model 105, is a pulse meter and heart monitor. It is cylinder-shaped and measures the heart's electrical impulses when the cylinder's nickel bands are grasped with hands. The pulse rate is displayed on an LCD readout. POWER: Uses 9 volt battery.
The Insta-Pulse, models 201 and 203, is a pulse meter and heart monitor. Both models have an oval handle wit one side consisting of a cylinder that measures the heart's electrical impulses when the cylinder's nickel bands are grasped with the user's hands. The pulse rate is displayed on an LCD readout. Model 201 (pictured) mounts on a wall, and model 203 includes a steel floor stand. POWER: Uses 9 volt battery.
The Insta-Pulse OEM is a pulse meter and heart monitor that is mounted on the handlebars of a bicycle or treadmill. It consists of electrodes that mount on both handgrips and a small square base unit that is mounted elsewhere on the handlebars or grips. The electrodes measures the heart's electrical impulses when the cylinder's nickel bands are grasped with hands. The pulse rate is displayed on an LCD readout on the base unit. POWER: Uses 9 volt battery.
The Talking Wrist Automatic Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor, model 1145, is a voice output sphygmomanometer and pulse meter designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit displays blood pressure and pulse readings with time and date and clearly announces measurements. It has dual memory zones with 60 memories each, and features auto-off and a World Health Organization hypertension alert system. It comes with a storage case. POWER: Uses 2 triple-A batteries. DIMENSIO
Medpage is a seizure monitor designed to alert caregivers to the onset of a seizure during sleep in people with seizures. Both models use a sensor placed under the mattress of the bed. When a tonic/clonic (grand mal) seizure occurs, the resulting limb movements are detected by the sensor. An additional sensor monitors oral sounds. Each sensor has an adjustable sensitivity level. A delay control can be adjusted from five to fifteen seconds to prevent the monitor from responding to normal movemen
The Micro-Tech Classic Chair Sensor Pad, model 83700, is a wandering patient system designed for use with individuals with cognitive disabilities or Alzheimer's disease or individuals at risk for falls to monitor when individuals get up from a chair or wheelchair. When the sensor pad is connected to the Micro-Tech Informer or Sentinel series monitors (see separate entries), it will transmit a signal to the monitor when the user gets out of the chair or wheelchair, removing his or her weight from
The Micro-Tech Informer and Informer Deluxe, models 81781 and 81791, are wandering patient systems designed for use with individuals with cognitive disabilities or Alzheimer's disease or individuals at risk for falls to monitor when individuals get out of bed or rise from a wheelchair or chair. Both units feature top-mounted flashing lights to help to locate the monitor; dual button alarm reset to deter resident tampering; 0-2 second delay option for restless residents; and an audible low batter
The Micro-Tech Sentinel and Sentinel with Voice, models 81850 and 81860, are wandering patient systems designed for use with individuals with cognitive disabilities or Alzheimer's disease or individuals at risk for falls to monitor when individuals get out of bed or rise from a wheelchair or chair. Both Sentinel units attach to a wheelchair, chair or bed using the included belt clip or Velcro adhesion patch provided, and the units connect to a Micro-Tech Sensor Pad (see separate entry). The Sent
The Mini Insta-Pulse, model 107, is a pulse meter and heart monitor. It is cylinder-shaped and measures the heart's electrical impulses when the cylinder's nickel bands are grasped with hands. The pulse rate is displayed on an LCD readout. POWER: Uses 9 volt battery.
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a wheelchair seat that aids wheelchair users to change his or her seated position periodically. Changing position when seated for a long period of time is especially important for wheelchair users who spend almost every making moment seated. Failure to do so can result in deformities, bedsores, or considerable pain. The Swiss research group, Empa, is working with an ergonomics company to develop a new type of wheelchair seat that periodica
The Mounting Switch is a touch switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, spinal cord injuries, or upper extremity disabilities. This switch may be mounted in a variety of locations (though used primarily at the head level) and shaped for optimal positioning. The activation pressure of the switch is adjustable from one to three ounces and an audible click is emitted when the switch closes. DIMENSIONS: 6.5 inches long. WEIGHT: 3 ounces.
The Movement Sensor Switch, model 655, is a motion detection switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and other physical disabilities. This switch operates in momentary, latched, or timer mode and activates the attached toy or appliance with the slightest movement in front of the sensor.
The Musical Posture Trainer, model 1120, is a posture switch designed to provide feedback with soft music for indivudals with little or no muscle control. It attaches to any part of the body with a velcro strap. This positive feedback device plays soft music when the desired position is achieved.
The Normally Open Sensing Cells, models NO-1 is a low-profile, sealed sensing switches in wafer form. It feature 2.5 pounds nominal sensitivity with positive bottoming to withstand continuous body weight, and a water resistant sealed casing. This switch can be mounted using Mastic cement, epoxy, DA-12 tape, or the optional metal holder. OPTIONS: Metal holder. DIMENSIONS: 1.5 inch in diameter. COLOR: Black.
Oximeter is designed for people with disabilities that need to constantly monitor oxygen in their blood. A pulse oximeter is a medical device that indirectly monitors the oxygen saturation of a patient's blood (as opposed to measuring oxygen saturation directly through a blood sample) and changes in blood volume in the skin, producing a photoplethysmogram.
This Oxygen Meter is intended for non-medical periodic check of heart rate and blood oxygen saturation level at home. It is not intended to replace a doctor's visit. It measures pulse oxygen saturation (SpO2) rate.
The Philips Respironics Heated Hose Adapter for the SoClean is designed for use by individuals that have a respiratory disability or condition, so that those individuals may clean the hose of a Continuous Positive Air Pressure or CPAP machine more easily. Compatible with all SoClean models of CPAP machines. Connects a Philips Respironics heated hose and connects to the SoClean in order to sanitize the hose. Includes: 1 Philips Respironics Heated Hose Adapter. Due to hygiene purposes, this item i
The Posture Buzzer, model 1140, is a posture switch designed to provide posture training for individuals with physical disabilities. This miniature mercury switch sounds when a body part is tilted beyond pre-set angle. It is the size of quarter and may be worn anywhere on body.
The Posture Monitor is a biofeedback device designed to support individuals who have a limited physical control and difficulty maintaining appropriate posture due to neurological deficits. Its purpose is to promote attention given to maintaining proper trunk alignment by individuals seated in wheelchairs, thus encouraging a seated position that offers greater functionality; enhances learning, self esteem, and mobility; and improves physiological factors such as respiration, circulation and diges
The PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP Machine with AutoIQ is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device designed for use by individuals with sleep apnea. The system automatically optimizes a patient's CPAP pressure settings, while EncoreAnywhere allows the user's physician to remotely monitor events recorded by the unit and adjust the CPAP settings remotely if required by the readings. After a period of optimization, it provides fixed CPAP therapy, which adjusts to the patient’s CPAP press
The Private Practice Vibration Reminder Disk, model 1173, is a timed reminder signal designed for use with individuals with cognitive disabilities. This disk, which can be worn inconspiculously on the body in the included skin Pouch-Patch, clipped on clothing, worn on a wrist strap, or placed in a pocket, can be set to vibrate every 30 minutes or every one, two, or three hours as a reminder to take medication, change position, or perform therapeutic activities.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to provide feedback for person having difficulty keeping head upright. A mercury switch is attached to the user's head in the desired "on" position. The switch is attached to a control box. Any 110 volt appliance such as a radio is plugged into the control box and the device turns off when the head moves from the desired position and the switch is no longer in the on position. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electronics. AUTHOR: TITLE: Cerebral Palsy Research
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device encourages a child with cerebral palsy to hold head upright by turning on a television set or radio when the head is in the desired position, and turning it off when the head tilts forward. Control box with an electrical outlet switchable by a mercury contact switch is attached to a child's head so that holding the head upright or tilting it forward turns a radio or television on or off. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: For further information con
The Silent Alert Care Call System is a wandering patient system designed for use by individuals with Alzheimer's disease, mobility disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This system incorporates a small radio pager worn by the caregiver and one or more remote monitors. When the pager receives a radio signal from a monitor it illuminates one of six numbered keys and gently vibrates to discreetly advise the caregiver of an event. It can also be set to emit an audible alarm. Monitoring options includ
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: The Sit Time Monitor is used to obtain objective, quantitative information on the number of hours a patient sits in a wheelchair. Describes device made of a pressure-sensitive ribbon switch pad placed under the wheelchair cushion, a digital electronic timer attached to the back of the chair, and a two part cable that joins them. Lists materials needed. Includes photographs. COMMENTS: Study supported in part by NIHR grant 23-578886. Authors affiliated w
Nasal CPAP system for noninvasive treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Models available for sleep evaluation center or for home use. System consists of adjustable pressure settings from 2.5cm to 17.5cm H20, or factory set CPAP valves. Direct drive system weighs 10 pounds with all accessories stored in unitized case. Voltage selector allows operation on any international voltage, while special DC power cord adapts it for use in any vehicle. Remote adjustable valve available for testing in sleep
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of seizure monitoring and response transducer for individuals with seizure disorders to alert their assigned caretaker for assistance. As part of their senior design project, Rice University students Ethan Leng, Mihir Mongia, Charles Park, and Tiffany Varughese created the Seizure Monitoring and Response Transducer (SMART) Belt to combat the complications of seizures by alerting caregivers to seizure activity. The students worked with Andr
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a blood pressure monitor for individuals who are blind or have low vision to check their blood pressure independently. The strap-on blood pressure monitor has an integrated measurement system that accurately measures the wearer's blood pressure and pulse rate and displays the readings in Braille. The monitor is made of soft and comfortable materials and it can easily be strapped around the user's wrist and forearm. TITLE: Easy To Use Str
The Tele-Pulse Heart Rate Monitor is a wireless pulse meter. Its radio transmitter and receiver to be used for handsfree, wireless monitoring during exercise on treadmills, bicycles and staircases. Available in versions worn on the wrist or chest, the Tele-Pulse transmits data up to 200 feet. Programmable audio alarm limits.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a blood pressure bracelet for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Tensio is an electronic blood pressure reading bracelet designed to keep tabs on your vital signs without appearing to be a medic-alert device. The bracelet's inner portion is cushioned with foam that inflates to take the blood pressure reading. It has a plastic outer shell. Blood pressure and pulse readings appear on a display on the outer ring that provide visu
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype a walking aid that provides physical support, navigation, and serves as a health monitoring device for individuals who are elderly or individuals with disabilities. Created by Egle Ugintaite from Lithuania, “the aid,” is a cane that provides mobile navigation and health management services. In addition to ambulation support, this high-tech cane also monitors the user’s pulse, blood pressure, and temperature through sensors located in the wr
The Time Tracker Mini is designed for preschool and elementary school students who have time management challenges as it helps children manage their time during school and home activities. Offers visual and auditory indicators with 2 dials: total alarm time and warning time. The Time Tracker Mini quietly counts down and when time is up, the colored light glows and the alarm sounds. Mute option available to mute sound and use only the light as an indicator. Warning feature signals a few minutes b
The Urine and Turn Alert with Bar Graphs, model 1096, is an incontinence alarm and timed reminder signal designed for use with individuals with severe physical disabilities and incontinence. The unit clips to the user's clothing and features a sensor which is placed where wetness is to be expected. When moisture is detected, lights flash indicating the time in 20-minute increments that the wearer has been unchanged. The unit also alerts caregivers in two-, four, and six-hour increments as to whe
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Fabric loop to help a quadriplegic with some use of biceps or shoulder adductors relieve sitting pressure while in wheelchair in order to prevent decubitus ulcers. McCormick Loop made of seat belt material, a D ring and Velcro closure. It is looped around the wheelchair arm and the patient puts an arm through it; he can then lean to one side, relieving pressure on the opposite side, and pull upright using the strap. Includes drawing and photograph. COM
Wristify is a prototype of a thermoelectric bracelet for people with temperature regulation such as Poikilothermic and Poikilothermia, physical disabilities, or spinal cord Injures. Wristify monitors air and skin temperature and then shoots thermal pulses into the wrist to cool or warm the user according to their needs.