(PRWEB) June 16, 2005
Break Boundaries, a division of Home Technologies Corporation, announces REACH (Remote Electronic Access & Control Hands-free), a product that allows people with disabilities to control their environment.
People with disabilities have many issues they must deal with on a daily basis, particularly disabilities such as Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), Cerebral Palsy, Huntington's Disease, Spinal Chord Injuries, or any other mobility disability. One issue is the ability or inability to control devices throughout the home. Break Boundaries focuses on our customersÂ unique circumstances to provide solutions.
REACH will allow the user to perform tasks with simple voice commands, with the touch of a button, with head movements, or with the movements of just about any body part. The controller can be mounted on a wheel chair, the bed, or used as a handheld. REACH is easy to use and versatile enough for use at home or in a residential care facility.
With reach you can independently control many products without the help of a nurse or caretaker. This can all be done completely hands-free. Control:
- Audio Video Systems
- Lights and Lamps
- Blinds and Shades
- Clock Radio
- Bed Control (model specific)
- Nurse Call (facilities only)
Frank Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Home Technologies Corporation explains, ÂWe have designed a system that is extremely easy to use and flexible enough to provide for the userÂs needs. We worked with residents and staff at Beechwood Home in Cincinnati during development to determine the needs of people with disabilities. Beechwood Home is an amazing facility providing exceptional quality of care. Now a resident does not have to rely on staff to make a phone call, turn the channel on the TV or adjust the lighting.Â
ÂThe benefit of this system goes beyond facilities,Â says Allen. ÂThis system as well as additional features can really benefit a person with disabilities or special needs in the home setting. Not only can it create more independence, but provide ease of care and peace of mind for the families.Â
Break Boundaries is dedicated to helping people with disabilities increase their independence and improve their quality of life with assistive technologies or electronic aids to daily living (EADL). With Home TechnologiesÂ experience with programming and consumer electronics, Break Boundaries has been able to develop a full-featured product that will allow people with disabilities to control their surroundings.
For a demonstration of REACH, contact Break Boundaries. Appointments can be made at the Home Technologies Showroom or at the Beechwood Home demonstration room.
For more information on Break Boundaries, visit http://www.breakboundaries.com or call 513.645.4203
Contact: Tim Gleim, Director of Marketing
5495 North Bend Road,
Burlington, KY 41005
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