CHEYAN, WY, USA, Sept. 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) provides tools, devices, and assistive technology services for people with physical or neurological disabilities. We are renting out our library and expanding it in a small way.
A recent addition to the device demonstrations is the Toothbrush Pillow. This small countertop HSA & FSA medical device balances the toothbrush in a horizontal position with the bristles facing up to assist physically or neurologically impaired individuals in applying toothpaste. . As with many devices and services offered by WATR, users can try the toothbrush pillow before using it.
WATR offers free demos of assistive technology devices designed to meet an individual’s specific needs. These demonstrations can be held virtually via Zoom or directly at the Laramie Lab. We can help people with disabilities and their families, school districts, health-related service professionals, and Wyoming residents who may be interested in learning about assistive technology.
Device demonstrations help:
• Familiarize yourself with the types of devices that can help with your specific needs, such as voice communication, email reading, and oral care.
• Improve your knowledge of device features and how those features differ from other devices performing similar functions.
• Gain a better understanding of how your devices can help you at work, school, home, and community.
WATR is currently offering toothbrush pillows through the AT Demonstration Program. This opportunity is for you to interact with your AT device, learn about its various capabilities, and compare it to other similar devices. Using the AT device demo, you can make an informed decision about whether the device is the right one.
According to CDC.gov, 3% of adults in Wyoming have a self-care disorder, 9% have a mobility disorder, and 6% have an independent living disorder. Independent living is described as severe difficulty doing errands alone, such as going to the doctor’s office, and self-care is difficulty dressing and bathing.
WATR funding is available through a government-sponsored program called the Assistive Technology Act Program (ATAP) administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services. HHS works through various state agencies that work closely with individual users affected by a physical disability.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) defines an assistive technology (AT) as any item, device, software program, or product system used to enhance, maintain, or improve the functional abilities of people with disabilities. doing.
The Tiny Toothbrush Pillow, along with thousands of other devices designed to assist people with disabilities and the elderly, is one of 56 assistive technology facilities in all 50 states, four U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Available at 37 facilities.
About toothbrush pillow
The device is currently used by Parkinson’s, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, autism, and upper limb amputees. Occupational therapists provide toothbrush pillows and teach clients proper oral care. This device provides individuals with the opportunity to perform daily oral care when dealing with unusual medical problems in the absence of a doctor. Very economical, easy to use and can be used independently. The intellectual property behind TBP is owned by American businessman Anthem Pleasant.
For more information, visit http://www.toothbrushpillow.com/ or call 623.444.2985.