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Phone Triggers Emergency Response; Exerciser Improves Strength
A Just5 phone is more than simply a phone. This smart mobile device has:
- Emergency-response (ER) function
- Large buttons for
ease of dialing
- Speaking keypad
that confirms which buttons are pressed
The ER function lets users preset five phone numbers. When users press the SOS button, the phone’s siren attracts others nearby. It then texts an urgent message to the five preset numbers and dials them in prioritized order. Once someone answers a call, the phone automatically switches to loud-speaker mode for easier communication.
Hands-Free Control System Uses Head Movements
AccuPoint System movement tracking system from InvoTek lets stroke survivors
control their computers with a wide range of movements while discerning tremors
from intentional movements. Most AccuPoint users control the mouse and type
letters with head movements—but any movement can be used. The system mounts
easily on the back of a computer display and plugs into the computer with a USB
cord. The small plastic reflector that works with the unit attaches to the
user’s forehead comfortably using double-sided tape.
Hand Exerciser Builds Strength in Hands, Arms, Fingers,
Forearm and Ankles
Ultimate is a versatile limb exerciser that can strengthen the fingers, thumb,
wrist, forearm and even the ankle. Available in six difficulty levels it can
accommodate almost any user. The 8-ounce exerciser includes an instruction
booklet with 39 different exercises.
hands can be exercised at once, or a single finger isolated and exercised.
Resistance can be modified for specific needs by adjusting hand position and/or
depth of finger insertion. The Powerweb Ultimate accommodates all hand sizes
and strength levels.
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