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Health and Wellness

This set of apps is geared toward improving one’s health in some way, from the physiological to the mental.

Emergency Information
For those of us who are the cautious type, this app compiles a list of information that would come in handy in case of an emergency. You upload your information, medical contacts, allergies and medications so that pertinent information is available to both you and a helping party.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Price: Free
Related app: Emergency Information ICE (Android)
Price: Free

  Emergency Information

This self-help app is designed to help one achieve goals by breaking them down into smaller, more achievable steps and sending reminders on how to follow through with these steps.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Price: Free


FitBrains Trainer
This app offers games that are designed to exercise and train the brain in several cognitive areas, such as memory and concentration. It provides the user a very constructive and educational way to spend idle time.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Price: Free
Related app: Brain Testing (Android)
Price: Free

  FitBrains Trainer

Shop and eat healthier. Get information on the nutritional content of food by simply scanning the barcode of the item, also calculate your body-mass index and keep track of the amount of calories you consume per day.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Price: Free


Gratitude Journal
Feeling down and pessimistic? This app is designed to improve your outlook on life by sending you daily reminders to list 5 things that you are grateful for, then rewarding you with an inspirational quote.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Price: $0.99
Related app: Moments of Gratitude Journal(Android)
Price: Free

  Gratitude Journal

The Snack App
Is a sweet tooth preventing you from losing weight or eating healthier? This app gives suggestions within a specific calorie limit, provides a list of snacks on based on your craving (salty/sweet/crunchy), and also provides tips on how to make healthier choices when eating out.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Price: Free

  Snack App

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 Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities (PDF)

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Aquatic Therapy (PDF)

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

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Fitness and Exercise (PDF)

Aquaticnet.comTherapists. Instructors. Managers. To all in the Aquatics industry. This is your single online clearinghouse of aquatic therapy and fitness information. Why re-create the (aquatic therapy) wheel? We are The Aquatic Therapy Command Center.

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.

Clinical Trials: Ambulation ProgramsList of ambulation programs currently seeking volunteers.

Clinical Trials: Locomotor (treadmill) TrainingList of trials involving locomotor (treadmill) training.

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.

Federal Emergency Management AgencyWebsite on assisting people with disabilities in a disaster.

High Hopes Head Injury ProgramThe High Hopes Head Injury Program was started in 1975, as a result of tough hard work and need of several families. This one-of-a-kind non-profit charitable organization was dedicated to the rehabilitation and retraining of their loved ones who had been devastated by traumatic head injuries.

Model Systems Knowledge Translation CenterThe factsheets listed at the MSKTC were produced through a collaboration between the MSKTC and the SCI Model Systems. These materials undergo expert and consumer reviews to ensure they are up-to-date, evidence-based, and consumer-friendly.

Lokomat at Sister KennyLokomat® is a robot-assisted treadmill that supports a patient in an upright position while moving the legs through a normal walking pattern – even if a patient is unable to move his or her legs independently.

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.

Labor Department's Office of Disability Employment PolicyEmergency Preparedness and People with Disabilities.

Lokomat Program at Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoThe Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) provides robot-assisted walking therapy using the Lokomat® to help people improve their ability to walk after disability caused by brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke or neurological and orthopedic conditions.

National Rehabilitation Information Center for Independence (NARIC)NARIC offers a range of services, from quick information and referral to extensive database searches of the latest disability and rehabilitation research. They also offer a number of publications, including directories, guides and statistical reports.

National Center on Emergency Preparedness for People with DisabilitiesFocuses on ensuring that individuals with disabilities are included in the development plans for protection from all types of emergencies

National Organization on Disability's Emergency Preparedness InitiativeDisability is included in all levels of emergency preparedness.

National Council on DisabilityCouncil's report: Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning.

Nobody Left BehindDisaster Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Impairments. Prepared by University of Kansas / Research and Training Center on Independent Living. Includes a consumer survey on people’s experiences in disasters.

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.

Project Safe EV-ACInternational Center for Disability Information.

RT 300 FES BikeRTI designs and markets innovative electrical stimulation ergometers to help people with a neurological impairment achieve their full potential.

Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN)The Reeve Foundation NRN is a perfect example of basic science being translated to the clinic and changing lives. Funded by the Reeve Foundation through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is a network of cutting-edge rehabilitation centers whose staffs have been trained in intensive activity-based treatments.

Sprint AquaticsOver the years Rothhammer International, commonly referred to as Sprint Aquatics, has been designing and patenting products that continue to revolutionize the aquatic industry. As the current owner, Laurel Maas's primary goal for Sprint Rothhammer was and continues to be creating products that meet the needs of those who use the pool as a form of physical therapy, training, and recreation.

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.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship areencouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.