While limited mobility may get you out of doing lots of chores and daily tasks, that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be done! And there are some that are simply unavoidable.
Luckily, technology has really risen to the occasion in recent years. Now, there are tools available—some that are just plain cool—that can help you complete lots of daily tasks with barely moving a muscle.
Here are 5 high-tech gadgets that will enhance your life with limited mobility.
1. Smart Home Technology
Smart home systems are the latest smart technology taking the world by storm, and they have plenty of benefits for those with limited mobility. Vivint Smart Home is a fantastic option and once installed, it allows you to do all of the following right from your smartphone:
- Answer the door with a two-way camera and speaker system
- Control room temperature
- Control lighting and brightness
- Use Google Home voice control to adjust settings from anywhere in the house
- Arm or disarm your security system
2. Cleaning Bots
You may have already heard about “robots” that can vacuum your floor. But did you know there are cleaning bots out there for lots more unpopular, and sometimes strenuous, home cleaning tasks?
There are machines available now that can take care of all sorts of challenging household tasks, including:
- Window cleaning
- Grill cleaning
- Clearing out house gutters
- Disposing of kitty litter
- Floor mopping
3. Medication Reminders
Medications are a chore when they’re in separate bottles in a bathroom cabinet. Instead, you can save yourself the hassle with an e-pill Medication Reminder.
With its “set it and forget it” approach, all you need to do is insert your daily pill intake into the dispenser. Then, set alarms for when you need to take your medication.
Once the alarm goes off, a quick pull on the handle will dispense your exact daily intake. So you don’t have to worry about accidental double dosing or missing a day here and there.
Entertainment is paramount when you’re dealing with limited mobility. So if you’re looking for ways to keep your mind active, e-readers like Kindle Fire offer several built-in accessibility features.
A particularly useful feature is the Screen Reader function. For the visually impaired and those dealing with mobility issues, you’ll get audible feedback on what’s happening on the screen. You can even pair it with an accessibility keyboard using Bluetooth for easier navigation.
5. Overbed Table System
Many people with limited mobility will know how essential a bed table is for comfort and convenience. Lots of people are already using some sort of overbed table or tray. But why not try something with a little more style?
An overbed table system is an adjustable bed table with electrical outlets, USB ports, integrated lights, power cord, drawers, and shelves. They’re designed for comfort and will fit under standard mattresses and Hill-Rom lift beds.
If you’re looking for a versatile overbed desk that allows you to read a book, enjoy your meals, or browse your laptop from the comfort of your bed, check out atHand® Overbed Table System.