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Helpful Devices for Winter Conditions

This winter season comes with ice, wind, and potentially dangerous conditions.  The following is a list of devices that will help make severe conditions more manageable.   The Ice Grip Cane Attachment helps promote safe walking on ice and snow. Its design includes an easy flip-up device to ‘close’ the prongs while not in use. […]


Echo Dot

The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible and more. Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, […]


Philips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting

Philips Hue is a collection of smart lighting products that can be controlled wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet. The collection features different sized bulbs in various colors, such as white, white ambiance, and color ambiance, to fit the needs and preferences of each individual. Philips Hue bulbs are designed to connect to the wireless […]

Canary All-in-one Home Security System

Canary is an all-in-one home security system that features an HD video camera and sensors for motion detection, temperature control, air quality control, vibration, and sound. Canary automatically sends out alerts whenever it senses a change in the home environment in order to keep your home safe. Canary has a companion app so users can […]

PATHS Assistive Technology (AT) Fall 2016 Grant Deadline

PATHS, the Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS, is a nonprofit group dedicated to increasing awareness about and access to assistive technology (AT). PATHS is accepting applications for its fall AT grant cycle until October 1, 2016. Assistive technology (AT) is any device that can help you perform tasks related to work, education, community participation, recreation or […]

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Control Your Environment with Your Eyes

WVATS recently added the Tobii PCEye Go to its Loan Library. The Tobii PCEye Go is an eye tracker system. The device replaces the standard mouse, allowing you to navigate and control a desktop or laptop co mputer using only your eyes.The PCEye Go runs on standard Windows computers and tablets which allows you to […]

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