FAAST Offers A Myriad of Assistive Technology Devices That Make Life Easier

picture of Liftware Level Spoon

Florida Alliance of Assistive Technology & Services (FAAST) inventory covers many things you may not even think of. Let’s dive into just one piece of Assistive Technology (AT) that can make a world of difference for the user.

Liftware Level Spoon- motion-stabilizing spoon

Liftware Level uses electronic motion-stabilizing technology to keep your utensil level, regardless of how your hand or arm twists, bends, or moves. Liftware Level  — A computerized handle that keeps its attachments level for those with limited hand or arm mobility to help them eat more easily. Such limited mobility may be associated with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington’s disease, or post-stroke deficits. Starter Kit Includes: Soup Spoon Attachment Leveling Handle Strap Charger Travel Pouch.

How does this program work?

How do I request a demonstration?
To schedule a demonstration, please call or email your local Regional Demonstration Center located at Tampa General Hospital (serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, & Manatee) 6 Tampa General Circle, Room 214 Tampa, FL 33606
Tel: 813-844-7591, TTY: 813-844-7767, FAASTcen@TGH.org or for Pasco County, FAAST State Headquarters, 820 E Park Ave Ste D-200, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Tel: 850-487-3278 x 108, MBlimes@FAAST.org or the Statewide Help Desk at 844-353-2278 or info@faastinc.org.

Do I need a prescription from my health care provider?
No, you do not need a prescription to participate in a device demonstration.

Are these formal assistive technology assessments?
While these are not formal assessments, demonstrations are a helpful tool to allow you to have a hands-on comparison of similar devices. Demonstrations will give you a chance to narrow down which devices will and will not work for you. We will help you navigate the device and teach you how to use it. To learn how to receive a formal assistive technology assessment, contact your local Regional Demonstration Center or the Statewide Help Desk at 844-353-2278 or info@faastinc.org.

After getting a demonstration, what are my next steps?
The next step is to try it at home! We recommend borrowing the device to see if it fits in with your daily schedule and lifestyle. The device may seem perfect during the demo, but you may find you prefer something else during the trial.

How many devices can be shown in one demo?
We can demonstrate several similar devices or multiple settings on a single device. Seeing various devices at once helps determine what features you prefer. You can also schedule several demonstrations if you need assistance with other tasks!

If I find a device that is the right fit for me, can I buy it from FAAST?
We do not sell any assistive technology, but we can help point you in the right direction to purchase the device.

Do you offer virtual demonstrations?
Yes, we do! To schedule a virtual demonstration, contact your local Regional Demonstration Center.

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