Are you thinking about creating an Assistive Technology (AT) device? Consider familiarizing yourself with intellectual property rights and the patent process before developing your marketing plan. A patent is a legal protection that grants its holder “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling” the invention. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) determine which inventions become patented.
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have pursued better and better methods for finding our way in our world. From using the sun and the stars, to maps, to Global Positioning System (GPS) – a worldwide radio-navigation system using satellites and ground stations. Today, we have made profound advances that have forever changed the way we navigate in our physical world– or wayfinding as it is commonly known.
Assistive technology (AT) vendors – the “sellers” of your AT products – are an essential part of your AT support team. They may play an important role in the AT selection and purchase process. Read more:
Music is a force like no other. It has the power to soothe and relax; invigorate and inspire; comfort and heal. It is a poignant remedy for the soul and an expressive outlet for the heart. As American musician Billy Joel described, music is “an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by - no matter what culture we're from.” Through adapted musical instruments and other assistive technology (AT) devices, you can learn how to read and/or create your own music.
A FitBit can be a helpful piece of assistive technology (AT) equipment for myriad health-related needs. One of AbleData's Information Specialists, Marleen Gonzales, recently purchased a FitBit to help her monitor her sleeping habits. Co-Information Specialist, Elizabeth Lee, interviewed Marleen on the benefits she's experienced with her recent purchase.
Elizabeth: What it is a FitBit?
We all love our assistive technology (AT) products that help us get around, work, play, learn –and, generally, enhance many aspects of our lives. But we all wish at times that some device feature was easier to use or didn’t break so often, or that the device could do more for us. Read more:
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), sometimes called speech therapists, play a key role in developing and maintaining an individual’s communication, cognition and independence. To understand the role of speech therapy, its use of assistive technology (AT), mobile devices, and future trends AbleData’s subject matter expert, Stephanie Mensh, interviewed Joan Green, M.A. CCC-SLP, a nationally-recognized clinician, expert and author on using AT for speech-language needs and founder of Innovative Speech Therapy.
AbleData guide to provide you with insights into assistive technologies to help you with farming.
Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) typically happen without warning. They can occur to anyone at any age. Stroke or TBI affects each person in a unique way, resulting in different levels of impairment and different needs. Read more:
A guide to provide you with insights into products available for students with learning disabilities (LD) such as dyslexia (reading), dysgraphia (writing), and dyscalculia (math).