On the island of Ireland, some 600,000 people – that’s around 1 in 10 – are living with a disability. And, according to estimates by the World Health Organisation, globally that figure becomes closer to one billion people. Because of disability, people can all too easily become excluded from living the independent lives that others take for granted. And yet – with the right supports in place – lives that are full and participatory do not necessarily have to be an impossible dream. And it is technology companies who are stepping up to turn dreams into reality.
Safe Care Technologies was built in 2012 on a foundation of tech and environmental control. With a deep understanding of assistive technology and a desire to make that technology accessible and user-friendly, founders Conor Quigley and Rob Gill are committed to supporting people with disabilities to live independent lives. And their dedication to developing products that offer high quality, practical and affordable solutions to a range of challenges has led to them winning the “Most Innovative Business” award from the Enterprise Ireland Frontiers Program.
“Living with a disability – or even with the changes that can occur as part of the aging process – sometimes requires support. Our business is dedicated to developing a range of products that enable people to carry out everyday functions – safely and easily – without the lack of autonomy that can come with constantly having to ask for assistance,” says Conor Quigley, Managing Director at Safe Care Technologies.
The company plans to become Ireland’s leading developer and supplier of assistive technology products. And it is these plans that make the decision by the management team at Tobii Dynavox to appoint Safe Care Technologies as Ireland’s authorised re-seller for their products such a natural one.
Producing communication hardware and software products, for people living with a range of disabilities, Tobii Dynavox are world leaders in their field. And as pioneers in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices – that are based on touch and eye-tracking – the firm is on a mission to empower people with disabilities by enabling more effective and meaningful communication.
Power to Be You!’ It’s a message that underpins everything we do at Tobii Dynavox. We’re delighted that, through our association with the Safe Care team, we’re now able to offer our ground breaking AAC and Eyegaze products through a reseller based in Ireland. This will give our Irish customers and users access to unrivalled levels of service and support,” says Rob Gregory Sales Manager Tobii Dynavox).
The full range of Tobii Dynavox products will be available through Safe Care Technologies. Contact us now for more information or a demonstration.