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Lifestyle

Overwhelmed from work or social outings? Stretch out, slow down and buy yourself some movie tickets with the useful apps listed below.

Daily Gift from Deepak Chopra
Need a little afternoon pick me up? Try this free app. This app sends users a free daily gift in the form of inspirational quotes and thoughtful video blogs anytime of the day at their choosing.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Price: Free

  Daily Gift from Deepak Chopra
     

Fandango
Buy your favorite movie tickets in advance with fandango! This newly updated app lists amenities including reserved seating, mobile ticket and more. Download this app and save yourself the hassle of rushing to theater to buy movie tickets.
Optimized for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Price: Free

  Fandango
     

iStretch
Feeling stiff and achy? This app was designed to provide useful tips to those who sit for prolonged periods of time due to immobility, occupation or travel requirements. iStretch helps users focus on technique and breathe. These easy-to-follow exercises can be done anywhere, anytime.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Price: $1.99
Related products: Physiotherapy Exercises

  iStretch
     

Restaurant Nutrition
This app allows users to view nutritional information from over 250 restaurants to better track what they eat. It's useful app for those who are dieting or trying to dine out more healthily.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android.
Price: Free

  Restaurant Nutrition




- 2012 Apps for Individuals Living with Paralysis
- Accessibility and your smart phone
- Accessories
- Assistive Technology
- Back to School
- Games & Entertainment
- In Case of Emergency
- Lifestyle
- Productivity
- Travel
- Well-Being

Assistive Technology Training Online Project The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.

Abledata: ComputersABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

AbilityHub: Assistive Technology SolutionsInformation on adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Assistive Technology - Computers (PDF)

Camera MouseThe Camera Mouse uses a standard USB camera to convert head and finger motions into computer mouse pointer movements.

The CyberlinkBrain Actuated Technologies has developed this unique, futuristic system enabling hands-free control of a mouse cursor to power video games and other electronic products. The Cyberlink device, reminicent of a science fiction gadget, utilizes a headband with sensors that detect electrical signals made from subtle facial muscle and eye movements as well as from brain wave activity.

Dragon SystemsVoice activation at its finest, the Dragon Systems technology is used not only to operate laptops and pda's but can even control multimedia centers, navigation systems, mobile phones and much more.

laesieworks.com: Computer AccessIt's can be very important for a quadriplegia to have very good access to normal computer & software, even when laying flat in bed. This page is about how I do it. No, that dot is nothing religious! With that dot I control my computer.

Origin Instruments CorporationThis company manufactures The HeadMouse Extreme which translates head motions into computer mouse pointer movements. They also offer other helpful accessories such as soft and smart type keyboards, a sip and puff switch and a dragger utility for manipulating the left and right buttons of the standard mouse.

Prentke Romich CompanyFor complete computer control, visit this site which offers just about every possible device for accessibility from specialized keyboards to the headmouse.

Quad-JoyThis hands-free system was developed by a quadriplegic who, fueled by his own needs, figured a way to operate his computer using a joystick controlled mouse. The mouse works by sip and puff.

The Talking DesktopHands-free computer operation becomes possible with this voice activated software. Through speech recognition, the talking desktop will guide you through virtually any computer function.

TrackerProThe TrackerPro technology allows for cursor control to function through head pointing using a unit which is located on the top of the computer. The unit tracks head movements by the user and then converts the motions into computer mouse operations.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

Quality of Life Grants DatabaseFind resources within the PRC Quality of Life Grants Database. Search by Zip Code, State or an Entire Category.

Library Books and VideosFind resources within the PRC library catalog.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

The information provided in the Paralysis Resource Center was supported by Cooperative Agreement number 1U59DD000838-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Reeve Foundation and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.