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Product Resource Directory

 

This Product Resource Directory is a representative sample of the myriad of assistive technology and universally designed devices that are available today. This directory aims to provide you with a starting point in your product search, while also providing other avenues to consult in order to receive more information.

The directory is also available as a PDF document.

Introduction

Many products that seek to aid people in the home, bathroom, kitchen, in recreational pursuits, and in other tasks of daily living are featured in this directory, while many others are also currently available through private retailers.

This directory is arranged according to where the product would be useful, is listed with a description, a picture, the price, and full company contact information. Should you have access to the Internet, you can do a more comprehensive search of products that are available as well as learn more information about the products presented here. If Internet access is not available to you, public libraries usually can provide terminals with this service. An additional resource to consult would be local Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers, such as Mercy Medical Equipment and Oxygen Company and Sheridan Surgical Incorporated, who can also offer advice on appropriate product catalogues that can be requested and delivered to your home.

Many people struggle with daily tasks simply because they are not aware of products currently available that could assist them. Create a more enjoyable life for yourself by exploring the endless variety of products that are available to make the tasks of daily living easier.

For the Home

Push the knob and the door will open. The Magic Motion Doorknob

Designed for those who struggle to operate a traditional doorknob, or are incapable of doing so, The Magic Motion Doorknob can be pushed or pulled in order to open any door. This device is sold both with and without a lock, and the price is approximately $15.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Video entry system - great for home security Video Entry System and Intercom

Allows its users to see who is ringing their doorbells, and to unlock their doors, without having to walk to open them. A small infrared camera records the image outside of your door, and that image is then broadcasted onto a 4'' black and white monitor. In addition, the intercom function allows its users to converse with the person at their door before deciding whether or not to unlock it. Approximate price is around $250.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Easy To See thermostat offers large raised numbers. Low Vision Thermostat

This Honeywell product was designed specifically for people with weak vision and limited strength. The bold, half-inch tall numbers allow its user to easily identify the ten-degree increments. When this product is turned, the indentations every two degrees produce a discernible click, allowing users with even weaker vision to operate this device. Approximate price is about $100.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Braille Phone with large black numbers on white buttons. Northwestern Bell Big Button Braille Phone

Designed to assist a myriad of people, this phone features bold ¾'' black numbers, Braille lettering, and a variable ring tone and flashing light. Approximate price is about $40.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Voice Activate Universal Remote controls your TV with a spoken command. Accenda Voice Activated Universal Television Remote

This voice-controlled television remote responds to its user's verbal commands, aiding those who struggle to operate the buttons on a normal remote control. This remote can also be operated traditionally, and features rechargeable batteries. Approximate price is about $80. 

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Large universal remote has big high contrast buttons. Oversized Television Remote

This device features a simple layout containing ¾'' buttons that light up after they are pressed. Perfect for those who regularly misplace a normal sized remote, or for those that struggle to see and operate small buttons. Approximate price is about $40.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

IntelaVoice Dimmer Switch

This voice-activated device is designed to control the flow of electricity to lamps or other small appliances. Users have the choice of memorizing and using the device's programmed commands, or if they choose, can program their own into the device. Approximate cost is about $30.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Television Screen Magnifier

This freestanding magnifier is capable of enlarging any 17'' to 22'' television to 25'', and any 20'' to 26'' television to 30'' without distortion. Approximate price runs from about $50 to $65.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Trixie Patient Lift

The Trixie Patient Lift is collapsible, representing a major advance for easier portability and less storage space. A foot operated lever easily adjusts the chassis from narrow to wide. Trixie folds up into a compact, easy to maneuver unit which can be stored out of the way in a closet, or flat up against a wall.

Available for sale by Arjo Inc.
50 North Gary Avenue
Roselle , IL 60172
Telephone: 1-800-323-1245
Website: http://www.arjo.com

For the Bathroom

Cobolt Talking Personal Scale (English) Talking Scale

Designed for people who strain their eyes to read a normal scale, the Talking Scale tells you your weight in a loud clear voice. This scale can hold up to 330 pounds, and measures 12 ¾'' by 10 ½''. Approximate price is $70.

Available for sale by Maxi-Aids
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Telephone: 1-800-522-6294 (To Order)
1-631-752-0521 (For Information)
Website: http://www.maxiaids.com

The Toilevator is a 3.5 spacer that raises the whole toilet for easier sitting and standing. Toilevator Raised Toilet

An attractive alternative to adding a raised toilet seat, this device is installed at the base of your toilet and raises it 3.5'' off the ground. The Toilevator works with any standard toilet, and can be altered in order to adapt to any color scheme. Approximate price is around $90.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Slatted shower chair folds up. Wall Mounted Shower Seat

This seat attaches to any shower wall, and is height adjustable between 16.5'' and 20.5''. It can support up to 350 pounds, and can fold safely up to the wall when not in use. Approximate price is around $180.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Anti-Slip ADA Grab Bars are easier to hold on to. Shower Grab Bars

These stainless steel grab bars protrude 1.5'' from the wall and are 1.25'' in diameter, which is in full compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act. Approximate price ranges from around $30 to $40 depending on the length of the bar.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Over the shoulder back scrubber Curved Back Scrubber

This ergonomically designed brush allows its users to be able to reach and clean every inch of their backs without straining themselves. The curved design also allows for people with limited arm mobility to bathe without the assistance of another person. Approximate price is roughly $30.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Clean hair without the use of water with No-Rinse Shampoo! No Rinse Shampoo

When showering or bathing is not possible, No Rinse Shampoo allows its users to clean their hair without the need for water or rinsing. Just simply rub the shampoo into your head and scalp, and then dry with a clean cloth or towel. Approximate price is about $2 for two ounces.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Bath Water Alert and Thermometer

This device is placed at your desired water level in your bathtub. When that level is reached, this device emits a clear beeping noise for 18 seconds before shutting itself off. The front of this device also contains an LCD display, which displays your water temperature. Approximate price is about $16.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

For the Kitchen

small1130.jpg One-Way Straws

These 10'' straws feature one-way valves, which allows the straws to remain filled with liquid at all times. This reduces the amount of effort needed to operate them effectively, while also reducing the amount of air its user takes in from an empty straw. Approximate price is about $19 for ten.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Handy Chopper

This compact kitchen chopper has oversize buttons, and is designed to be usable by people that can only use one hand. Approximate price is about $25.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Nosey Cutout Tumblers

These plastic tumblers are specially designed with an opening for your nose, which prevents unnecessary head and neck movement when drinking. Approximate price is about $2.50.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Stovetop Pan Holder

This adaptable pan holder can accommodate pans with handles that are up to 5'' in height. Simply fasten the holder to your stovetop, and then place to pan inside the holder to prevent dangerous, unwanted spills. This device can make any kitchen safer, while also allowing those that lack substantial dexterity in one of their arms to get back into the kitchen and cook safely. Approximate price is about $12.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

HomeCraft SuperGrip Eating Utensils

These specially designed utensils contain oversized rubber handles for those with minimal hand or wrist strength. In addition, the shafts of the utensils are bendable in order to make their use easier for those with limited motion capabilities. Approximate price is about $10 for an individual utensil.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Easy to see Measuring Scoops and Spoons. Low Vision Measuring Scoops

Color-coded baking scoops featuring large ¼'' high numbers. This product is ideal for those that struggle to see the small numbers on traditional measuring scoops. Approximate price is about $5 for the set.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Lids Off Jar Opener is easy to use, even with just one hand! Lids Off Electric Jar Opener

This invention makes the task of opening almost any size jar effortless. The Lids Off is capable of opening any jar up to 4'' wide and 8'' tall, and is an excellent device for anyone who has ever struggled with a difficult to open jar. Approximate price is about $50.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Accessories

Giant Key Holder (Holds 2 Keys) House and Car Key Holders

These holders can carry anywhere from 1 to 5 keys in a plastic or acrylic frame. They make gripping and turning a small individual key easier due to their increased size and ergonomic shape. Approximate price ranges from $5 to $10.

Available for sale by Maxi-Aids
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Telephone: 1-800-522-6294 (To Order)
1-631-752-0521 (For Information)
Website: http://www.maxiaids.com

Gas pumping aid - helpful for those with weak hands. Easy Pump

This lightweight wood and metal lever connects to the gas pump nozzle, using leverage to make the task of filling your gas tank less demanding. Perfect for those with arthritis, less than adequate hand and wrist strength, or those with larger gas tanks to fill. Approximate price is about $15.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Use the 4 alarms and talking feature to remind yourself to take your medicine. Talking Men's Watch

When activated, these digital or analog watches enunciate the current time. These watches also feature optional hourly time updates, as well as an alarm. Approximate prices ranges from $25 to $50.

Available for sale by Dynamic Living
428 Hayden Station Road
Windsor, CT 06095 USA
Telephone: 1-888-940-0605
Fax: 1-860-683-2694
Website: http://www.dynamic-living.com

Full Page Magnifier

This 9.5'' by 10.5'' acrylic device is capable of magnifying one 8.5'' by 11'' page of text by 100%. Approximate price is $40.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Desk-Top Talking Calculator  (WITH PRIVATE EAR) Talking Calculator

This 7'' by 5.5'' by 1.5'' basic four function calculator announces the buttons that you are pressing, and then announces your answer once you have completed your calculations. Approximate price is roughly $20.

Available for sale by Maxi-Aids
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Telephone: 1-800-522-6294 (To Order)
1-631-752-0521 (For Information)
Website: http://www.maxiaids.com

Dressing Stick and Shoe Horn

This 30'' long device is ideal for those that lack the necessary agility and range of motion to bend down to put on their shoes. In addition, this device also doubles as a dressing stick, allowing its users to reach far away or higher placed items in their closets. Approximate price is about $10.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Roller Quad Cane

This variation of a traditional cane provides extra stability due to its quad design, while the wheels allow its user to simply slide the cane across the ground. Approximate price is around $75.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Invisible Wheelchair Lap Tray

This clear tray connects safely to the arms of any standard wheelchair, ands allows its user to place drinks, plates, or a variety of other objects onto the tray for easy storage. Approximate price is around $ 55.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Car Door Opener

This plastic car door opener wraps around the door handle, providing an easy way to open your doors. This allows people with limited hand and wrist strength to open their car doors with a minimal amount of effort. Approximate price is around $12.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Finger Pen

Designed for those that are not able to hold and operate a normal size pen, the diminutive Finger Pen attaches to your index finger in order to minimize the strain put on the hand muscles. Approximate price is around $4.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Easy Reader Book Stand

This device is designed for those that struggle to hold up their favorite books, magazines, or other literature. The Easy Reader folds flat for easy storage, and can be adjusted to numerous different angles in order to satisfy any user. Approximate price is about $30.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Easi-Grip Spring Scissors

Designed for those that have difficulties operating scissors, The Easi-Grip Spring Scissors require only half of the effort of normal scissors. Approximate price is around $10.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Wanchik's Typer Orthosis

This device fits over its users hand in order to allow people with minimal hand movement to use a computer keyboard. Approximate price ranges from $20 to $30.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Magnified Contact Lens Case

This clear plastic case magnifies its contents by 300%, allowing those with poor or impaired vision to inspect their contacts prior to putting them in. Approximate price is about $9.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Push-Button Adjustable Crutches

These crutches adjust in one-inch increments following the push of a release button. This adjustability allows for a more exact fit, while also allowing the user to adjust the height of the crutches as they grow. Approximate price is around $35.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Wheelchair Ashtray

This deep plastic ashtray connects easily to the frame of any wheelchair, providing a convenient holder for lit cigarettes and ash. Approximate price is roughly $7.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Perfect Touch 101 Adjustable Keyboard

This computer keyboard is fully adjustable, and is capable of separating apart based on your personal preference. This adjustable design allows it user to maintain more natural and healthy hand positions. Approximate price is about $110.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Walker Seat

Designed for walker users that require frequent stops to rest, this denim seat connects safely to any walker, can be quickly removed when not in use, and can safely hold 250 pounds. Approximate price is around $30.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Folding Walker

This variation of a traditional walker folds easily and safely for quick storage. Approximate price varies depending on walker height, but generally ranges between $80 and $90.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Recreation

Deluxe Low Vision Scrabble Low Vision Deluxe Scrabble

A traditional favorite that has been improved in order to aid those with poor or impaired vision. The game tiles measure ¾'' in width, and contain bold, enlarged black lettering for easier use. Approximate price is between $40 and $50.

Available for sale by Maxi-Aids
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Telephone: 1-800-522-6294 (To Order)
1-631-752-0521 (For Information)
Website: http://www.maxiaids.com

Beeper Ball

When activated, this battery-operated foam ball produces a high-pitched beeping noise that allows those with impaired vision to throw and catch it. Approximate price is about $40.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Card Holders        Set of 4 card holders Playing Card Holders

This plastic device stands upright on any table, and is capable of holding an entire hand of cards, eliminating the need to hold cards individually. Designed for those with arthritis, limited hand strength, or those simply wanting to rest their hands. Approximate price is around $5 for four.

Available for sale by Maxi-Aids
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Telephone: 1-800-522-6294 (To Order)
1-631-752-0521 (For Information)
Website: http://www.maxiaids.com

Automatic Card Shuffler ( LOWER PRICE ) Automatic Card Shuffler

Capable of shuffling two decks of cards at once, this battery-operated machine makes the job of dealing simple. Approximate price is about $12.

Available for sale by Maxi-Aids
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Telephone: 1-800-522-6294 (To Order)
1-631-752-0521 (For Information)
Website: http://www.maxiaids.com

DigiFlex Hand and Finger Exercise System

This exercise system fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and, when squeezed, works to develop hand and finger strength. This item is available in varying finger pressures ranging from 1.5 pounds to 9 pounds. Approximate price is about $12.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Exer-Tubing

This rubber tubing is designed for the conditioning and strengthening of your upper body. To exercise, sit in any normal chair, wrap the Exer-Tubing around your foot, and pull it towards your body. Approximate price varies depending on the length and thickness of the tubing, but expect to pay between $8 and $50.

Available for sale by Sammons Preston
4 Sammons Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 USA
Telephone: 1-800-323-5547
Fax: 1-800-547-4333
Website: http://www.sammonspreston.com

Additional Resources

  • http://www.ncoa.org National Council on the Aging Home Page
  • http://www.nia.nih.gov/ National Institute on Aging
  • http://www.abledata.com/ Abledata, Your source for Assistive Technology Information
  • http://www.aahsa.org/ American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • Mercy Medical Equipment and Oxygen Company
    2170 Union Road
    West Seneca, NY 14224
    656-0195
  • Sheridan Surgical Incorporated
    4513 Bailey Avenue
    Amherst, NY 14226
    836-8780

Directory prepared by: Andrew J. Leahy

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