— Pleasant Anthem
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, VI, USA, Aug. 28, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) offers a library of assistive technology tools, devices and services for people with physical or neurological disabilities. expanding in a small way.
The latest addition to the device demo is the Toothbrush Pillow, a small countertop HSA and FSA medical device that balances a toothbrush in a horizontal position with the bristles facing up to help people with physical or neurological disabilities apply toothpaste. Like all the numerous devices and services available on VIUCEDD, the Toothbrush Cushion can be tested by the user before committing to its use.
VITRAID’s mission is to increase the provision, access and funding of assistive technology for residents of all ages and with all disabilities through a variety of activities and comprehensive services available in the Virgin Islands (VI).
Since 1996, VITRAID has provided residents of the Virgin Islands with free access to information and reference services, including publications in accessible formats, on broad topics related to the rights of persons with disabilities. VITRAID has provided information on laws, policies, use of assistive technology, and funding opportunities for assistive technology.
The Virgin Islands Technology Related Assistance for People with Disabilities (VITRAID) now has the Toothbrush Pillow through AT Demo Programs. This opportunity is for a person to interact with an AT device, learn about the different features and compare with other similar devices. An AT device demo allows a person to make an informed decision about whether the device is the right one.
Funding for Virgin Islands Technology-Related Assistance for People with Disabilities (VITRAID) is available through a government-sponsored program called Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP), administered by the Department of Health and US Human Services. HHS works through various state agencies that work closely with individual consumers affected by disabling conditions.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) defines assistive technology (AT) as any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve a person’s functional capabilities. with disabilities.
The small toothbrush, like thousands of other devices designed to help the disabled and elderly, is available at 37 of 56 assistive technology locations in all 50 states, four US territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico .
About the toothbrush pillow
The device is currently being used by people with Parkinson’s, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, autism, and upper extremity amputees. Occupational therapists supply the toothbrush pillow and teach the client proper oral care. The device creates opportunities for people with daily oral care when faced with extraordinary medical problems in the absence of doctors. 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
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