“The Freehand™ Glove Kit is truly a 'wearable computer interface' that allows people with disabilities and physical challenges to more easily use computers."
Elberton, GA (PRWEB) October 13, 2012
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution agreement with AbleNet, Incorporated, to offer their Freehand™ Glove assistive technology device to a larger consumer market. As an international company and industry leader in providing technical and educational solutions, AbleNet helps children and adults with disabilities to lead fulfilled and productive lives. These solutions include a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress; and access aids for all ages and situations.
The Freehand™ Glove Kit from AbleNet offers a great solution for people with fine motor challenges or other conditions that cause limited hand movement. With even the slightest ability to move the hand, the user can configure the glove to mimic any keyboard command. Typing, clicking and tabbing that is usually done with the keyboard and mouse can be performed with a slight touch of a finger. PC downloadable software is included to easily interface with most computers. The Freehand™ Glove can also be used with computer software, SoundingBoard™ and other switch-compatible apps, electronic whiteboards and even some wheelchair controls. With three sizes to choose from, and a ventilated design, users can comfortably wear this glove all day long.
Originally developed for the gaming and industrial design markets by Iron Will Innovations in Canada, AbleNet had the foresight to recognize the Freehand™ Glove's potential in helping people with disabilities, as well. “We are proud to introduce more consumers to this fabulous computer assistive technology device from AbleNet,” said Hulet Smith, OTR/L, MBA and CEO of Rehabmart. “The Freehand™ Glove Kit is truly a 'wearable computer interface' that allows people with disabilities and physical challenges to more easily use computers and other electronic devices with ease. With over thirty 'contact points', this glove offers dozens of possible combinations and allows for just about any finger movement to become a 'switch activation'. It is no wonder that AbleNet's products are used in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, clinics and homes throughout the world, and we are thrilled to offer the innovative Freehand™ Glove, along with many other helpful AbleNet products to our customers.”
As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.