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A key goal of this website is to help those living with limited mobility regain independence through technology, specifically voice activated solutions.  It should be pointed out that even someone who has no voice can benefit from these solutions provided they use an eye gaze device which can speak the voice commands on their behalf. What you will find below are some real life examples of regaining independence through voice activated solutions. Robbie Ivey – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Holly Payne – Spinal Muscle Atrophy DeAnn – Spinal Muscle Atrophy Stephanie – Mitochondrial Cytopathy Michael Currier – Quadriplegic from Vehicle Accident Sloane - Multiple Sclerosis Greg Anger (Cerebral Palsy) and Rebecca Anger (Quadriplegia from post-viral infection) Robert - ALS Robbie Ivey - College Dorm Room Project Mike Loftus – Primary Progressive MS Kurt Larsen– Service-Disabled Veteran: Navy – Spinal Cord Injury (C 5/6 complete) Robbie Ivey – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his bed (Assured Comfort with a Linak HB22 wireless remote) 2. Make phone calls 3. Watch NCIS on Netflix and other Netflix Programs 4. Watch cable TV a. Be able to call up the Guide Button, Page Up, Page Down, and Select 5. Watch DVD and Blu-ray movies that are placed in his Blu-ray player 6. Control the lights in his room – turn on/off and dim 7. Turn a tower fan on/off Solution – High Level: 1. Installed an Amazon Echo and a custom developed bed controller to allow Robbie to control his bed using voice commands 2. Utilized the Alexa Calling and Messaging feature in the Amazon Echo to provide voice phone calling 3. Installed a Google Home, Chromecast Ultra and a Logitech Harmony Hub to enable Robbie to watch his NCIS program on Netflix 4. The Google Home and the Logitech Harmony Hub also enabled Robbie to watch Cable TV and control his Blu-Ray player 5. We replaced Robbie’s recessed light bulbs with Lifx BR30 bulbs enabling him to turn on/off/dim/change color through voice commands using Amazon Echo 6. We installed a WeMo Mini WiFI Smart plug to give Robbie control over his fan

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Holly Payne – Spinal Muscle Atrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control her bed (Drive Delta 1000 – hard wired remote) 2. Control the ceiling lights in her room – turn on/off and dim 3. Be able to intercom with caregiver whose bedroom is at opposite end of the house Solution – High Level: 1. Installed an Amazon Echo and a custom developed bed controller to allow Holly to control her bed using voice commands 2. Installed (2) Lifx Mini (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED bulbs in ceiling fixture enabling Holly to turn on/off/dim/change color through voice commands using Amazon Echo 3. Installed an Echo Dot in caregivers room and together with the Amazon Echo in Holly’s room, they enabled the “Drop In” feature to set up intercom between their two rooms

To see full details of this solution, click here.

DeAnn – Spinal Muscle Atrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control opening her front and back doors 2. Have the ability to voice control her thermostat 3. Be able to intercom with caregiver 4. Turn on lamps and ceiling lights by voice Solution – High Level: 1. Developed a voice activated controller that works with the existing Open Sesame product to give DeAnn the ability to use voice commands to open her front and back door 2. Added an Amazon Echo-enabled Nest thermostat to enable DeAnn to control her thermostat by voice 3. Installed an Echo Dot in DeAnn’s room so she can ‘Drop-In’ on the other Amazon Echo device to serve as an intercom to her caregiver 4. DeAnn had already installed some devices which allow her to control the various lamps and ceiling lights in her house. (See solution details)

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Stephanie – Mitochondrial Cytopathy Requirements: Be able to voice control her bed (Tempur-Pedic with Reverie RC-WM-101  (433mhz) remote). Solution – High Level: Designed a microcontroller based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Massage On, Massage Off.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Michael Currier – Quadriplegic from Vehicle Accident Requirements: Be able to voice control his bed (Invacare model 50001VC with 1115290 pendant). Solution – High Level: Designed a microcontroller based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Raise Bed, Lower Bed.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Sloane – Multiple Sclerosis Requirements: Be able to voice control her bed (Leggett and Platt s-Cape with Raven industries control/remote KSMBR20543T). Solution – High Level: Designed a microcontroller based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Flat and MR.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Greg Anger (Cerebral Palsy) and Rebecca Anger (Quadriplegia from post-viral infection) Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control their door 2. Be able to voice control their Flex-A-Bed Solution – High Level: 1. Designed a microcontroller-based Voice Activated solution that enables Rebecca to open their door hands free. 2. Designed a microcontroller-based Voice Activated solution that enables them to voice control the 6 functions of their Model FLEX185 Flex A Bed Hi Low Queen Adjustable Bed. (Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Lift, and Lower).

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Robert - ALS Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his Serta Motion I Series bed 2. Be able to voice control his TV Solution – High Level: 1. Robert installed an Amazon Echo. 2. Limited Mobility Solutions started down the path of designing a voice activated bed controller for Robert’s Serta Motion I Series bed, but then discovered a solution from Ergomotion, the maker of the linear actuator control system in this new bed. They are among the first to offer an Alexa Dongle that plugs into the bed that provides voice support. 3. Robert installed a Logitech Harmony Hub and after enabling the Alexa skills he now can control his TV by voice.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Robbie Ivey – Dorm Room Project - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his bed (Assured Comfort with a Linak HB22 wireless remote) 2. Make phone calls 3. Watch NCIS on Netflix and other Netflix Programs as well as Youtube 4. Watch programs on the campus version of xfinity 5. Be able to navigate the Roku by voice and select programs  6. Control the lamps in his dorm room 7. Turn a tower fan on/off Solution – High Level: 1. Installed an Amazon Echo, a Google Home Mini, and a custom developed bed controller to allow Robbie to control his bed using voice commands from either smart speaker 2. Updated the Google Gmail contact list with those names Robbie will want to call 3. Installed a Google Home, Chromecast Ultra and a Logitech Harmony Hub to enable Robbie to watch his NCIS program on Netflix 4. Use Google Home and the Logitech Harmony Hub and the Roku Streaming stick to enable Robbie to watch programs on the campus version of xfinity 5. Use the Google version of Quick Remote to enable Robbie to navigate the programming on the Roku stick by voice, specifically the campus version of xfinity 6. We installed WeMo Mini WiFi Smart plugs for voice control of two lamps 7. We installed a WeMo Mini WiFI Smart plug to give Robbie control over his fan

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Mike Loftus – Primary Progressive MS Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his bed (Invacare bed with 1115290 pendant). 2. Be able to voice control lamp next to bed 3. Be able to voice control heating blanket 4. Be able to turn off bedroom TV by voice before going to sleep 5. Be able to fully voice control living room TV 6. Be able to make phone calls via voice Solution – High Level: 1. Designed a microcontroller-based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Raise Bed, Lower Bed. 2. Installed (3) WeMo mini smart switches to give Mike voice control of his Lamp, Heating Blanket, and TV (For the bedroom, the only necessary control of the TV was to power it down at night) 3. Installed a Google Mini, Google Chromecast, and a Logitech Harmony Hub to give Mike the ability to voice control his living room TV 4. Phone calls can be made with Google Home.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Kurt Larsen– Service-Disabled Veteran: Navy – Spinal Cord Injury (C 5/6 complete) Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 bed Solution – High Level: 1. Designed a voice activated bed controller which will give Kurt voice control over four functions that are important to him. a. Raising the Head of the Bed b. Going to Zero Gravity Position (A preset that raises the feet to the same level as the heart.) c. Returning the bed to the Flat position d. Sitting up in bed to the TV position

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Copyright  2018 Limited Mobility Solutions Inc. Website by North Country Website Design.
Limited Mobility Solutions

Solutions

A key goal of this website is to help those living with limited mobility regain independence through technology, specifically voice activated solutions.  It should be pointed out that even someone who has no voice can benefit from these solutions provided they use an eye gaze device which can speak the voice commands on their behalf. What you will find below are some real life examples of regaining independence through voice activated solutions. Robbie Ivey – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Holly Payne – Spinal Muscle Atrophy DeAnn – Spinal Muscle Atrophy Stephanie – Mitochondrial Cytopathy Michael Currier – Quadriplegic from Vehicle Accident Sloane - Multiple Sclerosis Greg Anger (Cerebral Palsy) and Rebecca Anger (Quadriplegia from post-viral infection) Robert - ALS Robbie Ivey - College Dorm Room Project Mike Loftus – Primary Progressive MS Kurt Larsen– Service-Disabled Veteran: Navy – Spinal Cord Injury (C 5/6 complete) Robbie Ivey – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his bed (Assured Comfort with a Linak HB22 wireless remote) 2. Make phone calls 3. Watch NCIS on Netflix and other Netflix Programs 4. Watch cable TV a. Be able to call up the Guide Button, Page Up, Page Down, and Select 5. Watch DVD and Blu-ray movies that are placed in his Blu-ray player 6. Control the lights in his room – turn on/off and dim 7. Turn a tower fan on/off Solution – High Level: 1. Installed an Amazon Echo and a custom developed bed controller to allow Robbie to control his bed using voice commands 2. Utilized the Alexa Calling and Messaging feature in the Amazon Echo to provide voice phone calling 3. Installed a Google Home, Chromecast Ultra and a Logitech Harmony Hub to enable Robbie to watch his NCIS program on Netflix 4. The Google Home and the Logitech Harmony Hub also enabled Robbie to watch Cable TV and control his Blu-Ray player 5. We replaced Robbie’s recessed light bulbs with Lifx BR30 bulbs enabling him to turn on/off/dim/change color through voice commands using Amazon Echo 6. We installed a WeMo Mini WiFI Smart plug to give Robbie control over his fan

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Holly Payne – Spinal Muscle Atrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control her bed (Drive Delta 1000 – hard wired remote) 2. Control the ceiling lights in her room – turn on/off and dim 3. Be able to intercom with caregiver whose bedroom is at opposite end of the house Solution – High Level: 1. Installed an Amazon Echo and a custom developed bed controller to allow Holly to control her bed using voice commands 2. Installed (2) Lifx Mini (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED bulbs in ceiling fixture enabling Holly to turn on/off/dim/change color through voice commands using Amazon Echo 3. Installed an Echo Dot in caregivers room and together with the Amazon Echo in Holly’s room, they enabled the “Drop In” feature to set up intercom between their two rooms

To see full details of this solution, click here.

DeAnn – Spinal Muscle Atrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control opening her front and back doors 2. Have the ability to voice control her thermostat 3. Be able to intercom with caregiver 4. Turn on lamps and ceiling lights by voice Solution – High Level: 1. Developed a voice activated controller that works with the existing Open Sesame product to give DeAnn the ability to use voice commands to open her front and back door 2. Added an Amazon Echo-enabled Nest thermostat to enable DeAnn to control her thermostat by voice 3. Installed an Echo Dot in DeAnn’s room so she can ‘Drop-In’ on the other Amazon Echo device to serve as an intercom to her caregiver 4. DeAnn had already installed some devices which allow her to control the various lamps and ceiling lights in her house. (See solution details)

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Stephanie – Mitochondrial Cytopathy Requirements: Be able to voice control her bed (Tempur-Pedic with Reverie RC-WM-101  (433mhz) remote). Solution – High Level: Designed a microcontroller based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Massage On, Massage Off.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Michael Currier – Quadriplegic from Vehicle Accident Requirements: Be able to voice control his bed (Invacare model 50001VC with 1115290 pendant). Solution – High Level: Designed a microcontroller based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Raise Bed, Lower Bed.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Sloane – Multiple Sclerosis Requirements: Be able to voice control her bed (Leggett and Platt s-Cape with Raven industries control/remote KSMBR20543T). Solution – High Level: Designed a microcontroller based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Flat and MR.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Greg Anger (Cerebral Palsy) and Rebecca Anger (Quadriplegia from post-viral infection) Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control their door 2. Be able to voice control their Flex-A-Bed Solution – High Level: 1. Designed a microcontroller-based Voice Activated solution that enables Rebecca to open their door hands free. 2. Designed a microcontroller-based Voice Activated solution that enables them to voice control the 6 functions of their Model FLEX185 Flex A Bed Hi Low Queen Adjustable Bed. (Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Lift, and Lower).

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Robert - ALS Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his Serta Motion I Series bed 2. Be able to voice control his TV Solution – High Level: 1. Robert installed an Amazon Echo. 2. Limited Mobility Solutions started down the path of designing a voice activated bed controller for Robert’s Serta Motion I Series bed, but then discovered a solution from Ergomotion, the maker of the linear actuator control system in this new bed. They are among the first to offer an Alexa Dongle that plugs into the bed that provides voice support. 3. Robert installed a Logitech Harmony Hub and after enabling the Alexa skills he now can control his TV by voice.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Robbie Ivey – Dorm Room Project - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his bed (Assured Comfort with a Linak HB22 wireless remote) 2. Make phone calls 3. Watch NCIS on Netflix and other Netflix Programs as well as Youtube 4. Watch programs on the campus version of xfinity 5. Be able to navigate the Roku by voice and select programs  6. Control the lamps in his dorm room 7. Turn a tower fan on/off Solution – High Level: 1. Installed an Amazon Echo, a Google Home Mini, and a custom developed bed controller to allow Robbie to control his bed using voice commands from either smart speaker 2. Updated the Google Gmail contact list with those names Robbie will want to call 3. Installed a Google Home, Chromecast Ultra and a Logitech Harmony Hub to enable Robbie to watch his NCIS program on Netflix 4. Use Google Home and the Logitech Harmony Hub and the Roku Streaming stick to enable Robbie to watch programs on the campus version of xfinity 5. Use the Google version of Quick Remote to enable Robbie to navigate the programming on the Roku stick by voice, specifically the campus version of xfinity 6. We installed WeMo Mini WiFi Smart plugs for voice control of two lamps 7. We installed a WeMo Mini WiFI Smart plug to give Robbie control over his fan

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Mike Loftus – Primary Progressive MS Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his bed (Invacare bed with 1115290 pendant). 2. Be able to voice control lamp next to bed 3. Be able to voice control heating blanket 4. Be able to turn off bedroom TV by voice before going to sleep 5. Be able to fully voice control living room TV 6. Be able to make phone calls via voice Solution – High Level: 1. Designed a microcontroller-based Voice Activated solution that provided the desired functions of Head Up, Head Down, Feet Up, Feet Down, Raise Bed, Lower Bed. 2. Installed (3) WeMo mini smart switches to give Mike voice control of his Lamp, Heating Blanket, and TV (For the bedroom, the only necessary control of the TV was to power it down at night) 3. Installed a Google Mini, Google Chromecast, and a Logitech Harmony Hub to give Mike the ability to voice control his living room TV 4. Phone calls can be made with Google Home.

To see full details of this solution, click here.

Kurt Larsen– Service-Disabled Veteran: Navy – Spinal Cord Injury (C 5/6 complete) Requirements: 1. Be able to voice control his Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 bed Solution – High Level: 1. Designed a voice activated bed controller which will give Kurt voice control over four functions that are important to him. a. Raising the Head of the Bed b. Going to Zero Gravity Position (A preset that raises the feet to the same level as the heart.) c. Returning the bed to the Flat position d. Sitting up in bed to the TV position

To see full details of this solution, click here.