Apps designed for SmartPhones (Blackberry, Iphone, Android) and IPads can help increase independence and improve the quality of life for people who have limited mobility from paralysis. These apps can be powerful tools for people living with a spinal cord injury or using a wheelchair due to another injury or disease. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have created the Guide to the Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis to help people find those apps that will most enhance their lives.
The Reeve Foundation’s App Guide rates apps in nine categories: Travel, Medical, Assistive Technology, Health and Fitness, Reference and News, Productivity, Games and Entertainment, For Kids, and Accessories. Whether someone wants to know if a place is wheelchair accessible, track the calories he or she burns in physical therapy, or find video games that one can play with limited use of his or her hands, the App Guide has recommendations about all sorts of useful tools.
The App Guide reviews both apps designed especially for people with disabilities and those that are not. Each App Guide review includes a full description of the app, a photo, the cost, and where to find it. Some apps include video reviews that show people living with paralysis demonstrating the app.
“With the thousands of apps on the market, no one can really find and test them all. The Reeve Foundation’s Guide to the Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis helps members of our community find those apps the will best increase their independence or otherwise enhance their quality of life,” explains Rob Gerth, Director of Digital Media at the Reeve Foundation.
This App Guide is a living guide and new apps are added as they are developed. People can also recommend new apps for review.
The Guide to Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis is part of the Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center, which offers a wide variety of information to help people living with paralysis.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.
Visit www.christopherreeve.org to learn more about the Reeve Foundation.
Find the Guide to the Best Apps for People Living with Paralysis in the Paralysis Resource Center here www.paralysis.org.