Posts Tagged ‘mobility aids’

Intelligent Voice Recognition Technology

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by morethan

You might have read or seen TV adverts for Intelligent Voice Recognition Technology (IVR) from Amazon or Google and wondered what it was or was it relevant for me.  Well IVR has come a long way in the last few years and now some of these new smart devices allow you to carry out daily tasks via hands-free convenience through voice control.  This means you can ask the device to answer questions, read books, play music, control lights switches, etc. which his particularly useful if you suffer from any kind of mobility or visual disability.

The two main ones you might have heard about are:

Google Home is an smart speaker that interacts with Google Assistant to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions. Along with answering queries, Google Home & Google Assistant proactively delivers information to you that it predicts based on your previous search habits.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker which consists of a 9.25” tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device connects to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa”. This “wake word” can be changed by the user to “Amazon”, “Echo” or “Computer”. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.

Here at More Than Mobility, we also sell a selection of disability aids and mobility products that are designed to help those with mobility issues to regain their independence and make the simple things in life that had previously become difficult, that little bit easier. Some smart mobility products that we have available:

Talking Alarm Clock with Hands & LCD Display
Hear and see the time more clearly! Just press the large top button and this quartz analogue clock will speak the time for those with sight limitations. Price £10.99

Vibrating 5 x a Day Alarm Pill Box Reminder
Never forgot to take your medication again!  We know how easy it is to forget to take your medication so this small pocket size bill box reminder can be pre-set to sound an alarm when your medication is due. Price £13.99

Visit our website for the other great smart products that we have available.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

NEW Mobility Aid: The Flip A Grip

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 by morethan

We just wanted to let you know about this NEW mobility aid; The Flip A Grip that we have recently added to our website and also our stocking in our mobility stores.

The Flip A Grip provides a sturdy doorway support handle to assist with steps and transfers in the home.  Unlike standard grab bars it allows the user to push down and pull up for assistance and it prevents falls when entering or exiting the home by providing a sturdy handle for assistance.

  • Sturdy handle support
  • Non slip grip
  • Easy to install and folds away when not in use
  • Compact so it can be installed where space maybe limited
  • Glows in the dark providing support during day and night
  • Must be mounted to a solid wood stud – does not include fixtures and fittings
  • Max user weight 21 stone
  • Price: £9.99 ex VAT

Please visit our website for other great mobility products to help around the home. We have a wide range of daily living aids available that are designed to help those with mobility issues to regain their independence and make the simple things in life that had previously become difficult, that little bit easier.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products For Parkinson’s Awareness Week: 10th – 16th April

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we have been long-time supporters of Parkinson’s UK and this year we are supporting again Parkinson’s Awareness Week to help raise awareness about this disease and also promote some suitable mobility products for Parkinson’s sufferers to help everyday tasks.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.  There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s but there are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help you manage the condition.

The last significant drug discovery for Parkinson’s was over 50 years old so this year Parkinson’s UK are asking the public to support our research which in turn will help develop better treatments faster.

Visit Parkinson’s UK for information and support and information on how to get involved in the campaign.  Also there are local events taking place across the UK including coffee mornings, sponsored walks, etc. so take a look at the 2017 event map.

Mobility Products Suitable For Parkinson’s Sufferers

Here at More Than Mobility we stock a wide range of useful mobility products to help you with everyday tasks and will be a great additional to your Parkinson’s Everyday Kit.  Take a look at our top 10 best-sellers below or visit www.morethanmobility.com:

  1. Large Pill Box – 7 day pill dispenser
  2. Suction Cup Grab Bars – provide strong hold grab bars for bathrooms and toilets.
  3. Raised Toilet Seats – fits most toilets – choice of 2” or 4” available.
  4. Adjustable Backrest – adjustable and foldable to provide comfort.
  5. Assist A Tray – provides assistance getting in and out of your own chair.  Height adjustable with easy stand safety handle and swivel tray.
  6. X Fold Rollator – lightweight rollator to assist walking but folds easily into compact size.
  7. Seat Belt Reacher – convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.
  8. Handybar – to help getting in and out of the car.
  9. One Touch Can Opener – opens round cans with one push of the button.

10. Power Pour Kettle – delivers hot water safely and steadily.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Happy Easter & Easter Mobility Gifts Under £10!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by morethan

Loved ones are the first ones to arrive home for the Easter celebrations. Be it, feasting or decorating homes all of us here at More Than Mobility would like to wish you a very Happy Easter with your family and friends.

Easter Opening Hours:  Please note our customer service telephone lines will be closed for Easter on Good Friday 14th April and Easter Sunday 16th April.  Customers can continue to order online as normal or call us on 0800 046 3949 on Easter Saturday 15th April or Easter Monday 17th April.  Any orders received after Thursday 13th April will be dispatched on Tuesday 18th April.

Also here are a few useful daily living mobility aids that might help you over the Easter holidays as well as some suitable

small Easter mobility gift ideas (all priced under £10!) for a loved one:

  • Disabled Leather Park Wallet – keep your documents safe and always ready to hand with our leather disabled parking wallet.  Available in brown or black leather. Price £9.99

  • Weekly Pill Organiserthis 7 day pill dispenser features 4 compartments per day (Morn, Noon, Eve and Bed) for easy identification.  Identifiable by Text and Braille. Price £7.99
  • Key Turnerprovides extra leverage for easy turning of keys. The curved handle fits comfortably in the hand allowing for easy turning. Holds three keys. Price £6.99
  • Seat Belt Reacherthis car seat belt reacher has a convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their seat belt.  Attaches easily to your existing seat belt.  Price £9.99

Please see our mobility website for more products and gift ideas. We have a huge range of mobilityproducts available from mobility scooters to daily living aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Cleaning Tips to Spare Your Joints

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by morethan

Let’s be honest cleaning your house is never fun and is something we all like to put off.  However it is especially hard if you suffer with any kind of mobility or disability or have issues with your joints.

Therefore we have put together some simple tips below to help.

  • House cleaning tips begin with pacing yourself. Clean just one room a day as if you do everything in one day you will end up over exerting yourself.
  • Focus on heavy-traffic areas first. You may need to vacuum only the hallway from the kitchen to the doorway to help spruce up the place
  • Equip yourself properly. If squeezing a spray bottle or lifting a heavy bottle of washing powder is tough, look for easy-to-handle packaging. For scrubbing, simple cleaning tools, such as microfiber cloths and gloves remove dirt beautifully with just a little water and minimal muscle.
  • Strategically store cleaning supplies. Stash a complete set of cleaning solutions and tools on each floor – including separate lightweight vacuum cleaners.
  • Clean messes when they’re fresh. Waiting until a stain sets or clutter builds up ultimately results in more work.
  • Let cleaning solutions work for you. Once you apply a cleaning solution, let it attack the grime for a few minutes, then come back to wipe up.
  • Tip for tucking. When making your bed, use a wooden pizza paddle to help you tuck in sheets and blankets.
  • Double duty. When cleaning house, give up that hard-to-grip dust rag. Instead, wear an old pair of gloves or socks on your hands for dusting.
  • Correct Mobility Equipment. If you are in a wheelchair or have a walking aid then make sure that you have the right equipment especially for indoor use and good manoeuvrability to help when cleaning.  Do take a look at our More Than Mobility range of mobility products and services.
  • Get help. If you still struggle then it might be worth looking at getting some additional help for a few hours each week with cleaning the house and changing your bedsheets.

Here at More Than Mobility we have you in mind when it comes to cleaning the home as we have a section dedicated to essential daily living aids – do please take a look at our website for our full range of mobility products and services.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com