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Smart Environments

Smart environments allow people with disabilities to interact with and control certain aspects of their environment. Systems like Amazon Alexa or Google Home can pair with a wide network of smart devices to allow users to regulate the spaces around them. There are many options for this technology which can provide customized systems for users no matter their abilities.Smart environments can provide users the option to complete different tasks with the touch of a button or by using voice…See More
May 25
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Self-Stabilizing Eating Utensils

Liftware is a line of dining utensils with the potential power to cancel out tremors and cut down on spills. The devices use motion sensors and motors to react to involuntary movements by the user. Liftware may benefit individuals experiencing symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, and other conditions resulting in hand tremors.There are two different models of Liftware: Liftware Steady and Liftware Level. The stabilizing handle of the Steady model is designed to counteract…See More
Jan 26
Melissa Culbertson posted a blog post

Self-Stabilizing Eating Utensils

Liftware is a line of dining utensils with the potential power to cancel out tremors and cut down on spills. The devices use motion sensors and motors to react to involuntary movements by the user. Liftware may benefit individuals experiencing symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, and other conditions resulting in hand tremors.There are two different models of Liftware: Liftware Steady and Liftware Level. The stabilizing handle of the Steady model is designed to counteract…See More
Jan 17
Kim Karwal liked Melissa Culbertson's blog post Preparing for Winter with AT
Dec 6, 2017
Melissa Culbertson posted a blog post

Preparing for Winter with AT

Preparing For Winter With ATWinter weather is on the way which can mean additional challenges for Iowans with disabilities. Fortunately, there are assistive technology (AT) devices that can aid in safety and independence as the temperature drops. Learn about some of these devices available for loan through Easter Seals Iowa Lending Library below.Finishing up yardwork?Try using a shorter-length garden rake on a fixed handle that you can use sitting down on a rolling garden cart. It is equipped…See More
Dec 6, 2017

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My role:
Professional
Location (optional, for Advanced Search)
Des Moines
My Age Range:
25-29
My race and ethnicity:
Caucasian
Disability Interests:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Hearing Impairment, Learning Disability, Medically Fragile, Intellectual Disability, Metabolic Disorder, Neurological Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Seizure Disorder/Epilepsy, Speech/Language Disability, Spina Bifida, Tourette Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment, Williams Syndrome, Other, Genetic Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, Behavior, Sensory Processing

Melissa Culbertson's Blog

Smart Environments

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 1:08pm 0 Comments

Smart environments allow people with disabilities to interact with and control certain aspects of their environment. Systems like Amazon Alexa or Google Home can pair with a wide network of smart devices to allow users to regulate the spaces around them. There are many options for this technology which can provide customized systems for users no matter their abilities.

Smart environments can provide users the option to complete different tasks with the touch of a button or by using…

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Self-Stabilizing Eating Utensils

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:43am 0 Comments

Liftware is a line of dining utensils with the potential power to cancel out tremors and cut down on spills. The devices use motion sensors and motors to react to involuntary movements by the user. Liftware may benefit individuals experiencing symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, and other conditions resulting in hand tremors.

There are two different models of Liftware: Liftware Steady and Liftware Level. The stabilizing handle of the Steady model is designed to…

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Preparing for Winter with AT

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 8:03am 0 Comments

Preparing For Winter With AT

Winter weather is on the way which can mean additional challenges for Iowans with disabilities. Fortunately, there are assistive technology (AT) devices that can aid in safety and independence as the temperature drops. Learn about some of these devices available for loan through Easter Seals Iowa Lending Library below.

Finishing up yardwork?

Try using a shorter-length garden rake on a fixed handle that you can use sitting down on a…

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Melissa Culbertson Introduction

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 11:24am 0 Comments

Hello everyone. My name is Melissa Culbertson. I work with the Assistive Technology Center at Easter Seals Iowa. I joined Easter Seals this past May. I have learned so much during my time here and continue to learn something new every day. When I’m not at work, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and pets.

My favorite part of my position is seeing the excitement expressed by clients when discovering a device that will make their lives easier. I enjoy sharing…

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