MONTGOMERY, AL, USA, August 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alabama’s assistive technology resource (STAR) lending library of tools, devices, and assistive technology services for persons with physical or neurological impairments, is expanding in a small way.
The latest addition to the device demonstration is the Toothbrush Pillow, a small countertop HSA & FSA medical device that balances a toothbrush in the horizontal position with bristles up to aid and assist physically or neurologically impaired individuals in applying toothpaste. Like all the numerous devices and services available from Alabama’s assistive technology resource (STAR), the Toothbrush Pillow can be tried by the user before committing to its use.
Alabama’s assistive technology resource (STAR) mission is to increase access to and acquisition of, assistive technology for Alabamians of all ages and all disabilities through a variety of comprehensive activities, programs and services available statewide.
Assistive Technology plays a vital role in helping Alabamians with disabilities to be more independent, productive, and included within social, educational, work, and community life. Assistive technology allows people to perform many tasks that would be difficult or impossible due to functional limitations caused by disability. It also enables people with disabilities to access goods and services with equivalent ease of access as their non-disabled peers.
Alabama’s assistive technology resource (STAR) now has the Toothbrush Pillow thru the AT Short-term loans and AT Demonstrations 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.
According to CDC.gov 4 percent of Alabama adults have a self-care disability, 15 percent with mobility disability, and 9 percent have an independent living disability. Independent living is described as serious difficulty doing errands alone, such as visiting a doctor’s office and self-care is difficulty dressing or bathing.
STAR Assistive Technology Act Programs is federally funded by Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (HHS/ACL). STAR is administered through the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) whose mission is to enable all Alabamians with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) defines Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.
The small Toothbrush Pillow, like thousands of other devices designed to assist disabled and elderly, is available at 37 out of 56 assistive technology locations throughout all 50 states, four US territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
About Toothbrush Pillow
The device is currently being used by individuals with Parkinson’s, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), stroke, Autism, and upper limb amputees. Occupational therapists supply the Toothbrush Pillow and teaches client’s proper oral care. The device creates opportunities for individuals with daily oral care when dealing with extraordinary medical issues in the absent of medical doctors. Very economical, easy to use, and can be used independently. The intellectual property behind TBP is owned by American Businessman, Anthem Pleasant.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.toothbrushpillow.com/ or call 623.444.2985
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