Assistive Tech Showcase: AAC, telecare and sensory
The latest exciting products to enter the market in AAC, telecare and sensory. (From Mar, 2018)
Lightwriter SL50 offers natural communication
Abilia’s new Lightwriter SL50 has been designed to be the best dedicated text-to-speech device for literate users who are unable to communicate effectively through speech.
With a Lightwriter, a user can participate in social interactions while at work or during leisure time, even in noisy, sunny outdoor or poorly lit environments.
Every part of the Lightwriter SL50 has been designed specifically for purpose according to the company.
From the dual screens and loud clear speakers, to the user interface and word prediction – everything is focused on delivering an individual’s speech as effectively as possible.
Abilia says the new device offers clear, fast effective communication at the press of a button without compromises and distractions.
The silver lining
In 2018, new Pivotell Advance and Mk3/11 dispensers will incorporate BioCote, a premium silver ion technology that is introduced during the plastics manufacturing stage.
According to the company, the coating will provide the ultimate protection against harmful microbes such as bacteria, mould and even some viruses, for the lifetime of the dispenser.
BioCote technology makes the dispenser inherently more hygienic and addresses cross contamination. The devices are now easier to keep hygienically clean for patients, their family and visiting carers, plus pharmacists and staff who are all regularly handling the device.
The new dispensers have demonstrated reductions of over 99.9 percent and set the bar even higher for the medication management market. BioCote’s technology significantly decreases microbes including E.coli and MRSA in just 15 minutes, with reductions of up to 99.5% achieved in 2 hours.
Pivotell has confirmed it will be launching this at no extra cost for our customers, providing an added benefit for vulnerable adults who may need additional support in managing their medication.
The Allora is a keyboard and switch accessible, text to speech, communication device designed to meet the needs of people that are literate, have little or no speech and whose motor skills require a device that can adapt to change but maintain access for the user over time.
One user of the device commented that it had provided the person with a voice for the time in their life.
Unique to the Allora is its detachable second partner display, which can be used in various ways to enhance the quality of a conversation.
For example, place a second display in the kitchen & an Allora user may request a cup of tea from their seat in the lounge.
The Allora supports SMS texting, allowing users to contact friends & family and allows users to be understood loud and clear with a choice of voices.
To find out more about the Allora, contact 01476 512881