Technology for Independent Living

Hand Held Dechoker Device

The Dechoker first aid device is lifesaving! It uses powerful suction to safely remove fluids and materials from the airway. It works in seconds and is easy to use on yourself or someone else. It can be used in your home for up to two years.

A choking death occurs every two hours. More people die from choking than die in fires, non-related carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning or accidental shootings. Over 100 million Americans have no viable defense against choking due to the difficulty of performing the Heimlich Maneuver on those who are pregnant, disabled, in a wheelchair, or obese.

There is a long list of conditions that increase the odds of someone suffering a choking emergency: Asthma, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, MS, MD, Parkinsons, stroke victims and those with brain injury.
When someone is choking always call 911. But don’t risk someone’s life depend solely on a phone call. Having this must-have first aid device at hand will give you peace of mind. Under $100.

Ditto Bluetooth Notification Device

A terrific accessory for any smartphone user and especially useful for those with hearing loss, the deaf, and the hard of hearing. It vibrates to notify you of calls, texts, emails, alarms, and even warns you if you’ve left your cell phone behind. Never lose your phone again! Waterproof and durable, it is a wearable accessory you can use in the shower, swimming, workout at the gym or a night on the town. Wear it on your bra strap for discreet alerts, or wear it on the included wristband. The user friendly app allows you to customize exactly what notifications you receive while filtering unwanted distractions. Around $40.