It's no secret that there are now thousands of advanced assistive technologies that are simplifying the lives of people with mobility impairments. While it is wonderful to have many options to choose from when investing in an assistive technology, few people can afford to own several devices that specialize in different tasks. This is one area where tecla-e stands out. tecla-e is a cloud-connected assistive device giving people with upper-body mobility impairments the ability to fully access smart devices and technology. It is one of the most diverse and innovative assistive technologies that removes the barrier for users to control the top smart home technologies and smart devices on the market today.
Categories of Assistive Technologies
tecla-e falls under at least four different categories of assistive technologies: aids to daily living, computer access aids, environmental control, and recreational and leisure devices.
An aid to daily living enhances the participation of individuals with disabilities and achievements in daily activities. For a tecla-e user, the possibilities are endless. Users can send and receive emails and text messages, retrieve information from the Internet and make (or hang up) phone calls at any time. tecla-e also provides solutions to assist in basic communication needs such as reading e-books, writing and spelling through apps, using a calculator, studying information, and organizing their lives through calendars, reminders, and more.
tecla-e is considered a computer access aid because it allows users to access smartphones, computers, tablets and smart home technologies hands-free. MacBook and iMacs are powerful devices that contain software to complete complex tasks like video editing or coding. These activities are now accessible to quadriplegics who use tecla-e to bridge the gap to computer access.
Environmental control devices use an alternate input device to control one or more electronic appliances such as lights and electronically controlled doors. tecla-e is compatible with IFTTT-enabled smart home devices which users can control through the tecla-e app or the switches connected directly to it. So, users can turn their tv on or off, turn up the heat on their Nest thermostat or adjust the lighting of their Philips Hue lights with tecla-e. To learn more about IFTTT, our previous blog tells you everything you need to know about the service.
Finally, tecla-e is considered a recreation and leisure device simply because it enables users to watch videos on Netflix or Youtube, participate in social media, take cool photos, launch apps and play games, read books and all the other fun things you can do with a smart device.
How Much Money tecla-e Will Save You
tecla-e replaces the need for specific assistive technologies that can only perform a set amount of tasks. For example:
- Automatic book page-turner - $380
- Hands-free wireless nurse intercom - $888
- Accessible camera - $500
- Switch-adapted MP3 player - $99
- Switch-adapted TV remote - $145
At a cost of $499, purchasing a tecla-e to use with your iPad rather than these five products alone will put an extra $1512 in your pocket. This does not include the numerous software such as word predictors, voice recognition, and speech generators that can cost thousands of dollars but can be found for free in the settings and app stores on iPhones and Android phones.
To help you decide whether tecla-e is the right device for you or your loved one, visit the tecla-e page, set up a scheduled phone call with a sales and support specialist, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.