Assistive Technology

Assistive technology resources below are mainly listed in two ways – types of items based on their functional use, and the clinical condition in question. At the end is a listing of more general sites. Note that the more general sites may also include items based on functional use, such as pill reminders.

Most of the resources below are based in the United Kingdom, though a few are based in the USA. You may need to check shipping information before finalising any order for a product.

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  1. Stationery Memory Aids
  2. Whiteboards
  3. Environmental Design
  4. Photographic Memory Aids
  5. Clocks and Timers
  6. Medication & Related Reminders
  7. Finding lost items
  8. Tracking & Navigation
  9. Mobile Phones and Landline Phones
  10. Communication Aids and Talking Products
  11. Assistance with Computers
  12. Brain-Computer Interfaces
  13. Interactive Media
  14. ‘Brain Training’ & Related
  15. Apps (software for smartphones)
  16. Aids for the elderly and people with dementia
  17. Aids for people with dyslexia
  18. Aids for the Visually Impaired
  19. Aids for the Hearing Impaired
  20. Aids for people with profound motor impairment
  21. Generic Aids for the Disabled websites
  22. Other Informative Sites

 

(A) STATIONERY AIDS AND WHITEBOARDS

 

1. Stationery Memory Aids

www.3mdirect.co.uk A range of Post-it notes and related materials
www.cultpens.com A wide range of pens, including 4-colour and mini-pens
www.livescribe.com Electronic pen that can enable both written and audio record of interviews to be stored. Automatic transfer to computer, iPad and iPhone possible on some models.
www.filofax.co.uk Filofaxes and diaries
www.mayfairstationers.co.uk Stationary items including Post-It materials.
www.caboodle.co.uk Stationary items including Post-It materials.
www.poscentre.co.uk Stationary items including noticeboards, pen clips etc.
www.wellspringgift.com USA site - Mini notepads with pen
www.quovadis-diaries.co.uk A range of diary and related products
www.misterplexi.com USA site – display items, storage materials, pen-clips, etc
www.memoryaids.co.uk Provides a range of stationary and also electronic memory aids
www.virodisplay.co.uk Wide range of excellent whiteboard and related products

 

2. Whiteboards

www.teacherboards.co.uk Whiteboards and accessories
www.thewhiteboardshop.co.uk Whiteboards and accessories
www.mywhiteboards.com USA site for whiteboards and accessories
www.magnetic-paper.com A range of magnetic accessories that can be used on magnetic whiteboards

 

 

(B) ENVIRONMENT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC AIDS

 

3. Environmental Design

www.findsignage.co.uk A range of labelling and other aids to help in orientation
www.recogneyes.co.uk Display boards, labels and other products
www.bhma.co.uk Signs, noticeboards and related products
www.hftsmarthouse.org.uk A 'Smart Home' with related technology and aids
www.hope-project.eu Smart Home project for the elderly

 

4. Photographic Memory Aids

www.memoto.com Camera that automatically photographs through the day, photos can be downloaded and played like a movie (site now called - getnarrative.com)
www.autographer.com Camera that automatically photographs through the day, photos can be downloaded and played like a movie
www.looxcie.com Automatic camera that clips over the ear, and can store up to five hours of low resolution video
www.revealmedia.com Portable video camera that can be worn on the body. Records both audio and video.

 

 

(C) CLOCKS, TIMERS AND REMINDERS

 

5. Clocks and Timers

www.dayclocks.co.uk Clocks that specifically indicate day of the week
www.dayclox.com A range of clocks, including some for those with cognitive impairment
www.alzproducts.co.uk/calendar-clocks Clocks specially suited for those with cognitive impairment
www.brannanshop.co.uk A range of timers that can act as reminders

 

 

6. Medication & Related Reminders

www.epill.com USA site. A wide range of medication reminder alarms, etc.
www.medicalarm.co.uk Alarm watches, pill-boxes & multi-alarm ‘stick’
www.medimax.co.uk A range of pillboxes and related reminder devices
www.pivotell.co.uk Medication reminders, voice reminders, wrist-phone
www.tabtime.com A range of pillboxes and related reminder devices
www.neuropage.nhs.uk Paging reminder system in UK for memory impaired
www.memrabel.com Reminder systems that cover incontinence, hypoglycaemiamedication, movement and wandering
www.goconcepts.co.uk In-car reminders (called qStart)
www.malem.co.uk Enuresis (incontinence) alarms, vibrating watches, voice alarm watches, etc

 

 

(D) FINDERS & NAVIGATION AIDS

 

7. Finding lost items

www.bikn.com Electronic tags that can be linked to your mobile phone
www.brookstone.com SmartFind device to find lost items around the house
www.clickndig.com Linked electronic tabs to find lost items around the house
www.cobra.com ‘Cobra tags’ that can be linked to your mobile phone
www.keyringer.com Two tabs that help you find lost items around the house
www.loc8tor.com A range of electronic finder devices
www.wallettrackr.com A finder device linked to your mobile phone
www.thetileapp.com Miniature tiles attached to objects, and then linked to your mobile phone
www.mindme.co.uk Two tabs that help you find lost items and people who may get lost

 

 

8. Tracking & Navigation

www.personalgpstrackers.co.uk Personal trackers for those with dementia
www.personal-gps.co.uk Personal trackers for children and those with dementia
www.buddi.co.uk Tracking advice that helps locate individuals and send an alarm if the person gets lost
www.pocketfindergps.com Tracking devices to locate people and objects
www.loc8tor.com A tracking aid is included in the range of location-related devices offered by this company
www.lok8u.com A watch worn by an individual is linked to a radio system that can give an alert if the person moves out of range
www.garmin.com Hardware and software to help in navigation

 

 

(E) PHONES AND COMMUNICATION AIDS

 

9. Mobile Phones and Landline Phones

www.rnib.org.uk Royal National Institute for the Blind has an online shop that includes mobile phones that are designed to help the visual impaired and other related disabilities
www.doro.co.uk Mobile phone and related computer technologies for ease of use by the elderly and those with cognitive impairment
www.nrs-uk.co.uk This Nottingham Rehabilitation Supplies website includes a section that has a wide range of landline phones specially designed for the elderly and the disabled

 

 

10. Communication Aids and Talking Products

www.talkingproducts.co.uk A range of talking products to help those with special needs
www.givinggreetings.com A range of communication aids, symbolic signs and talking products
www.sightandsound.co.uk A range of hardware and software to help those with visual impairment and other sensory loss
www.cobolt.co.uk Products for visually impaired that include recording and voice output devices
www.lssproducts.com A range of talking products for the visually impaired and hard of hearing
www.annmorris.com A range of talking products to help those with visual impairment
www.rnib.org.uk Royal National Institute for the Blind has an online shop for the visually impaired that includes voice output devices
www.saltillo.com USA site – electronic communication aids
www.toby-churchill.com High technology communication and environmental control aids
www.acecentre.org.uk High technology communication aids and support

 

 

(F) COMPUTER-RELATED AIDS

 

11. Assistance with Computers

www.smartboxat.com Eye gaze system that helps the disabled use computers more successfully
www.infogrip.com A wide range of hardware and software to help the disabled use computers more successfully
www.adapt-it.co.uk Hardware and software solutions for those who are disabled
www.ablenetinc.com Hardware and software solutions for those who are disabled

 

12. Brain-Computer Interfaces

www.thinktechuk.com A range of commercial brain-computer interface products
www.emotiv.com Company that produces specific brain-computer interface products
www.neurosky.com Company that produces specific brain-computer interface products

 

 

 

(G) INTERACTIVE MEDIA & ‘BRAIN TRAINING’

 

13. Interactive Media

www.wiihabilitation.co.uk Site for those who use the Nintendo Wii in rehabilitation
www.zdnet.com Use of Microsoft Kinect system in rehabilitation
www.smartbraintech.com Products such as Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox Kinect system for use with children and adults
 www.specialeffect.org.uk  Advice and resources for using video games and eye-gaze technologies with the disabled

 

 

14. ‘Brain Training’ & Related

www.lumosity.com A range of cognitive games
www.brainmetrix.com A range of cognitive games
www.mindgames.com A range of cognitive games and puzzles
www.brainarena.com A range of cognitive games and puzzles
www.braintrain.com A range of cognitive games
www.cogmed.com Working memory training games
www.cerego.com Spaced retrieval for acquiring knowledge

 

 

15. Apps (software for smartphones). Listings of apps can be found on several sites, such as -

www.Brainline.org

www.Appcrawlr.com

www.geekslp.com A site that reviews apps for use in speech therapy and educational settings, as well as hardware accessories.
www.tactustherapy.com Language therapy apps, and also ones dealing with attention and memory
www.touchchatapp.com Communication apps for ipad, iphone and related devices
memoryappsfordementia.org.uk Apps for those with dementia

 

 

(H) AIDS FOR PARTICULAR CLINICAL CONDITIONS OR TYPES OF DISABILITY

 

16. Aids for the elderly and people with dementia

www.unforgettable.org Memory aids and resources for those with dementia and related conditions
www.alzstore.com Memory aids for those suffering from memory loss
www.alzproducts.co.uk Memory aids for those suffering from memory loss
www.atdementia.org.uk Information and aids for people with dementia
www.memorytechnologylibrary.co.uk Aids for those with memory loss
www.medpage-ltd.com Wide range of alerting, alarm and phone-related aids
www.householdquotes.co.uk Home Adaptations to Help Manage Dementia

 

 

17. Aids for people with dyslexia

www.dyslexic.com Hardware, software, and other gadgets for dyslexia
www.readright.ucl.ac.uk Rehabilitation program that offers scanning practise to ameliorate hemianopic alexia

 

 

18. Aids for the Visually Impaired

www.cobolt.co.uk Reminder devices for the visually impaired
www.rnib.org.uk Products for the blind and partially sighted
www.connevans.co.uk Products for the blind and partially sighted
www.healthandcare.co.uk A range of aids for the hearing or visually impaired
www.lssproducts.com A range of aids for the hearing or visually impaired
www.humanware.com A range of aids for the visually impaired, and also a few for the deaf-blind
www.householdquotes.co.uk Adapting a home to cater for blind individuals
www.blind.org.uk Radios for the blind and visually impaired

 

 

19. Aids for the Hearing Impaired

www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk A wide range of products for the hearing impaired
www.sarabec.com A range of products, including alarms and phones, for the hearing impaired
www.deafequipment.co.uk A range of products for the hearing impaired
www.beyondhearingaids.com A range of products for the hearing impaired
www.carymart.com Vibration alerting devices

 

 

20. Aids for people with profound motor impairment

www.especialneeds.com Range of aids, with a focus on those with marked motor impairment
www.christopherreeve.org This site, in memory of the actor Christopher Reeve, has a Paralysis Resource Centre, which offers a wide range of products for those with profound motor impairment

 

 

 

 (I) GENERIC SITES OFFERING AIDS FOR THE DISABLED

 

21. Generic Aids for the Disabled websites

www.enablingdevices.com USA site. A wide range of assistive technology and related products for the disabled.
www.bindependent.com USA site. A wide range of aids for the disabled.
www.independentliving.com USA site. A wide range of aids for the disabled.
www.completecareshop.co.uk A range of household aids, disability aids and mobility aids
www.inclusive.co.uk A range of hardware and software products that can help those with handicap or learning disability
www.ablelinktech.com Specially-designed handheld devices for communication and memory needs
www.attainmentcompany.com Software and hardware for learning and communication needs
www.abilitysuperstore.com A range of healthcare aids, disability aids and mobility aids
www.enjoy-able.co.uk Easy to see clocks, large font keyboards and home devices including telecare, panic alarms and pill dispensers
www.betterlifehealthcare.com A range of healthcare aids, disability aids and mobility aids
www.bath.ac.uk/bime Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME) have a small range of products for the disabled that are available for purchase
www.nrs-uk.co.uk The website of Nottingham Rehabilitation Supplies who supply a wide range of aids for the disabled

 

 

22. Other Informative Sites

www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk Practical advice on a range of daily living aids, including medication reminders and day-date clocks
www.fastuk.org Information about cognitive and related aids by the
Foundation for Assistive Technology
www.abledata.com Assistive technology resource for a range of aids to help the disabled.
 www.stayingsmart.org.uk  A cognitive rehabilitation resource for patients with multiple sclerosis