Supportive Technology


Supportive technology allows adults living with developmental disabilities to live the life they want, with more independence and confidence. Supportive technology solutions include assistive technology equipment and remote support services.

Assistive technology includes hardware, equipment, software and product systems that can be used with or without remote support. Remote support is live two-way communication with a remote caregiver that utilizes assistive technology equipment or hardware.

Explore our assistive technology library below, which contains over 40 onsite supportive solutions to promote a higher quality of life for you or your loved one.

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Shelby County Tech Hub

The Shelby County Tech Hub represents a recent advancement within our supportive technology services initiative, dedicated to introducing cutting-edge technology to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This hub is furnished with state-of-the-art technology designed to showcase how they can be used to empower individuals to achieve greater independence while ensuring they receive the necessary support for comfortable living.

Schedule A Tour

Contact us to arrange a tour and see first hand how smart devices, appliances, and remote support can be incorporated to increase independence while providing assistance when needed.  Call Melissa at 937-658-6773 for supportive technology assistance.

Shelby County Assistive Technology Library

Select the tab with the type of support you need



Makes phone calls, turns household items on/off, sets reminders and alarms, reads recipes and more.


AngelSense GPS

Real-time GPS tracking, alerts & geofences, live safe ride transit tracking along with detailed timeline history.


Smart Sole GPS

GPS tracker hidden and sealed within a water-resistant shoe insert. Updates location and sends wandering alerts via email and text.


Cordless Weight Sensor

Use for fall prevention to be alerted when someone gets out of bed unattende. The monitor works up to 300 feet away.


Easy Read Stove Sensor

Recognize when a stove is in use and can be set to shut down the cook top or oven if it is not interacted with for a programmable amount of time.


Fingerprint Sensor Door Lock

Unlock, share access and see a log of who’s entered remotely. 6-in-1 keyless entry including bluetooth, fingerprint ID, keypad, deadbolt.


Fingerprint Lock

Simplifies access by requiring a touch, promoting independent management of belongings while ensuring safety and routine.


Induction Cooktop

Enhances safety through features like cool surfaces, precise controls, and automatic shut-off minimizing burn and fire risks.


Motion Sensor

Enhance safety, communication, and independence with features like fall detection and smart home automation.


Pill Dispenser

Provides routine, reminders, and safety promoting independence reducing caregiver stress and enabling remote monitoring of medication adherence.


Dose Flip

The Dose Flip is a portable smart pillbox that can be customized for all medication needs with a 3-4 day battery life. At each scheduled time an alarm will sound and a light flashes. To dispense, flip the pill box over into the provided cup. No WiFi is needed.


Remote Support Station

Empowers individuals through online support, assistive tech, and community engagement enhancing independence, social connection, and well-being.


Ring Doorbell

Provides real-time monitoring, communication aid, and safety while enhancing independence, security, and caregiver support.


Blink Camera

Caregivers can ensure a safe environment while enabling individuals’ independence through remote check-ins providing peach of mind.


Emfit Seizure Monitor

Detects seizures and can alert caregivers in real-time. The monitor collects data about sleep patterns and seizure activity over time.


Electric Can Opener

Eliminates frustration associated with struggling to open cans. No risk of sharp edges from the can lid.


Easy Cut Knife

Simplifies the cutting process and reduces the strength and coordination needed making it easier to participate in mealtime activities independently.


Weighted Flatware

Offers deep touch pressure. Enhances body awareness, coordination, and motor skills enabling better independence during mealtime activities.


Adaptive Cutting Board

Non-slip surface can be customized with attachments like spikes or clamps to hold food securely in place offering stability & support.


Label Wand

Assists in various learning and communication activities. Auditory feedback enables users to hear information read aloud.


Large Button Switch

Rocker style makes turning lights on/off easier. Responds to voice commands, timers and can be controlled remotely.


Mobility & Dressing Tools

Promotes independence by giving ability to grab objects, get dressed, and bathe with less assistance.  Tools allow basic reach to be extended increasing mobility.


Easy Read Measuring Cups

Large, bold numbers and clear markings make it easier to read measurements. Ergonomic handles are easier to grip assisting in holding and pouring.


Easy Squeeze Bottle

The leak-proof refillable dispenser releases the right amount of product providing convenience and independence in daily routines.


Pocket Easy Wipe

Designed to assist those with limited mobility with personal cleansing after using the toilet. Works with flushable wipes or toilet tissue.


Zipper & Button Tool

One-handed button hook and zipper pull enables individuals to dress and undress independently and reduce frustration.


Magnetic Button Adapters

Reduce frustration of buttoning and unbuttoning. No sewing necessary, the magnetic buttons make dressing independently quick and easy.


Portable Seat Lift

Offers a gentle lift easing strain on knees and back when standing. May reduce the need for external help enhancing confidence.


SpillNot Cup Holder

Allows a drink or bowl to be carried without fear of spills. Makes it easier for those with motor impairments to carry items safely.


Slow Spill Drink Cups

Unbreakable, splash resistant when shaken, spills much slower than a regular cup. Doesn’t pose speech/dental issues as other training/spill proof cups may.


Adapted Bowl

Offers increased stability and can help reduce spills. The design allows individuals to feed themselves more easily.


Smart Toothbrush

A smart toothbrush provides visual and auditory instructions, pressure sensors, timer, progress tracking, and positive reinforcement for oral hygiene.


Smart Microwave

Hands-free operation integrated with Alexa. Preset menus for popular foods. Sound on/off button for sensory sensitivities.


Car Door Lift

Fits parallel to the car when inserted into the U-shaped striker or door latch assisting people to enter and exit the vehicle.


Floor Lamp

Supports classic button touch. Provides app and voice control allowing the changing of color, ability to adjust brightness, and selecting scenes for sensory needs all hands free.


Colorful Measuring Cups & Spoons

Associating colors with particular measurements simplifies the cooking process and promotes independence.


Accessible Door Handle

User friendly design allows wheelchair users to easily reach and open/close without assistance. Makes using heavy doors easier.


Liquid Level Sensor

Can promote independence by allowing individuals to pour their own drinks without the risk of overfilling or spilling.


Smart Plugs

Control devices through routines, voice control or remote access. Promotes independence, routine, and safety.


Big Keys Keyboard

Larger and more spaced-out keys makes it easier to target and press keys accurately. High visibility makes it easier to locate keys needed.


Life-Like Pet

Provides comfort, companionship, and joy to soothe and uplift the mood offering a sense of calm, encouraging engagement.


Comfort Pillow w/Vibration

The calming pillow is designed to help sooth stress or anxiety, promote calm, and restore physical and emotional balance.


Weighted Blanket

Deep pressure stimulation can promote relaxation reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and enhancing overall well-being.


Watch Minder

Helps manage time, tasks, and routines with visual and vibrating reminders with sensory sensitivity considerations.


Sensory Alarm Clock

Adjustable alarms for varying levels of hearing abilities. Shaker component provides a tactile stimulus for deep sleepers or those with sensory needs.



Customizable libraries of interactive, multimedia guides that provide support during activities through processes and social interactions.


Recordable Buttons

Can be personalized with recorded messages, sounds, or prompts for an interactive way to enhance communication and learning.



Make routines and chore charts with pictures, video, audio, and timers. Visual schedules automate bed time and getting ready in the morning.


Care Coach

Tablet based health support through an Avatar that provides companionship, entertainment, periodic check-ins and more.

What Are the Benefits of Supportive Technology?

Supportive technology equipment and remote services improve the quality of life for individuals living with developmental disabilities in the following areas:




Therapeutic benefits


Social interaction

Independence and self-esteem

Improved health

How Much Does Supportive Technology Cost?

Assistive Technology and Remote support are Medicaid services (OAC 5123-9-12; OAC 5123-9-35). Contact your SSA to discuss all funding options.

Have a question? Want more information?

Call Melissa at 937-658-6773 for supportive technology assistance, or click the button below to send a message.