ICS rehab engineer Bob Paradiso creates custom assistive technology for ICS members when needed. However, in many cases inexpensive, easy-to-install, off-the-shelf items can allow older adults or those with disabilities to live more independently in their homes. With the push of a button or a simple voice command, even someone with extremely limited mobility can control common household appliances.
When a group of ICS experts were invited to talk about the services we provide on The Hart of New York, host Angela Hart asked Bob to demonstrate and explain these simple but powerful tech fixes. As a true technophobe, I was impressed. By the time Bob was done I was convinced that even I could help out my aging family members and friends using his suggestions.