SmartHome Demonstration Devices

What are Wearables, Remote Supports and PERS?

Wearable Assistive Technology

Wearable AT refers to systems or devices that enable individuals with disabilities to improve the quality and capabilities of their life. Wearable technology has the potential to become assistive technology by helping people with sensorimotor impairments perform daily activities. It can be worn in various places and may depend on the design of the project. Wearables are often found in the format of jewelry (watch, ring, necklace, etc.), attached to clothing, glasses, headbands, or even head-mounted displays.

Remote Supports (RS)

Remote supports are the use of enabling technology to remotely support an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities in place of physical staff presence.  Technology allows a remotely located person to monitor the health and safety of the individual without being physically present at the same location. Communication with the remote support staff is through live phone calls or video chat.  Emergency response staff is sent to the home or worksite when needed for in-person assistance.

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

PERS lets you call for help in an emergency by pushing a button. PERS has three components: a small radio transmitter (the device that you have with you), a console connected to your telephone, and an emergency response center that monitors calls. When the user presses the button on their device, the console automatically dials one or multiple programmed emergency telephone numbers. This call is picked up by an emergency response center that monitors these calls. The center staff identifies the caller, determines the nature of the emergency, and then calls the individual’s emergency contact and/or emergency personnel.

These devices are on display at our Smart Home Demonstration Site in Oklahoma City. Click any of the linked devices to view a short demonstration video on YouTube.

Computer Access

Device Wearable Remote Support PERS
Apple Watch ✔️
FitBit Luxe Watch ✔️
Google Tic Watch E3 ✔️
Gray Matter Alliance GrandCare ✔️
MyGuide Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tablet 8 ✔️
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ✔️
Scissortail Software ✔️
SkyAngel Watch ✔️ ✔️

Daily Living

Device Wearable Remote Support PERS
AvaCraft Mixing Bowl
Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor ✔️
Button Hook with Zipper Pull
Colgate Electric Toothbrush 
Dose Health ✔️
Dressing Aid with Shoe Horn 
ETAC Stable Cutting Board
Foldable Shopping Cart
Heat Induction Stove
Hero Medicine Dispenser Subscription ✔️
iHave Toothpaste Dispenser
iTouchless Auto Trashcan
Kinsa Quick Scan Smart Thermometer
LiveFine Smart Wifi Automatic Pill Dispenser ✔️
Long Reacher Grabber
Magic Chef Talking Microwave Oven 
One-Handed Pot Stirrer
Red Dinnerware with Lip
The Toothbrush Pillow
Withings Body + Digital Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Environmental Adaptations

Device Wearable Remote Support PERS
Active Care Bed
American Lifetime Day Clock ✔️
Angel Sense Wearable Sensor ✔️
Anti-scald LED Faucet Lights
Big Button Switch
CyberPower Outlet Block
Dementia Pillow
Echo Dot
Echo Dot with Clock
Echo Show 10
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
Fidget Pillow
Flipper Big Button Remote Control
Gooseneck Clamp Mirror
Grab Bars
Hatch Egg Smart Sleep Lamp
Hubble Day and Night Baby Monitor ✔️
iDevices Smart Plug
LEVOIT Smart Wifi Air Purifier
Lowered Mobile Wardrobe
Jellybean Switch
Keyless Entry Lock
Lifting Grab Bar
Micro-lite Switch
Mini Guardian Wearable Alert Device ✔️ ✔️
Mobile Kitchen Island
Nonslip Bath Mats
Nonslip Eating Placemats
Ring Alarm Security Kit
RIng Doorbell Camera 
Ring Indoor Camera 
SafeWander Bed Exit Alarm Sensor ✔️
Smart Humidifier
Smart Light Switch
Smoke Alarm and CO2 Monitor
T Pull Door Closer
Tilting Mirror
TochTech Sleep Sense ✔️
Touchless Soap Dispenser
Underbed Lighting
Weighted Lap Pad
Wemo Mini Smart Plug


Device Wearable Remote Support PERS
BeHear Proxy Neckband Bluetooth Speaker ✔️
Smpl Big Button Photo Phone


Device Wearable Remote Support PERS
Companion Cat Pet Therapy
Walker Squawker Pet Companion
Xbox Adaptive Controller
Xbox One S
Zen Garden


Device Wearable Remote Support PERS
Daylight 24 Desktop Magnifier
Daylight 24 Floor Lamp Magnifier
HUGOAI Smart Table Lamp
Magno 2-in-1 Travel Lamp
Magno Digital Magnifier

Learning, Cognition, and Development

Device Wearable Remote Support PERS
Time Timer (60 minutes)