Medforall helping people with developmental disabilities

Ohio is the first state in the country to expand access to technology for people with developmental disabilities. Columbus-based Medforall joined Governor John Kasich as he signed an Executive Order making Ohio a “Technology First” state. The order ensures technology is included in all service and support plans with the goal of helping people learn how to use technology in their lives. “As we have worked in Ohio to renew economic growth and prosperity, we have made it a priority to leave no one behind.” Governor Kasich said. Design Central is working with Medforall to design a remote support device that communicates with outside medical staff who review information gathered by a system that detects user activities to determine if the person requires outside medical assistance. Medforall combines sensors, voice-activation, home-automation and other technologies in innovative ways to ease the burden on a developmentally disabled individual’s support system – from family members and personal care providers to the agencies that fund these services. Medforall also participated in the Ohio Technology Project at the 2018 TechSummit held at The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center. This one day event showcased technology devices that are developed to help people with developmental disorders and featured individuals that use them. Medforall presented its system and mission to improve the lives of its clients by empowering their independence through technology.

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