My first Assistive Technology meeting (ATIA) and foot mouse Boomer

As I’m flying home from Orlando this weekend from my first Assistive Technology meeting (ATIA) I’ve sure got a lot to process. This was our first meeting for our new foot mouse Boomer. I’ve always thought that our patent & foot operated mouse would be so handy for so many people that have a hard time using a hand mouse but I had no idea that I would learn so much in the process. There are so many products made to help so many people from allowing people to use a computer from a bed to helping people with Alzheimer’s and I saw several people with their seeing eye dogs beside them. I found that there was a lot of heart in this Assistive technology industry, these are hardworking people that try to figure out what is going to help their students or patients!

I was very excited at the interest we had in Boomer, there wasn’t anything like our foot mouse, there are foot switches & on off switches, but nothing like our wireless foot mouse! We even found that the Dental R.A.T. might have a place in assistive technology as it has numbers that can be programmed to a computer or tablet for different shortcuts like turning on a light or the tv or different macros on the computer. And many people told us that they didn’t think it had to be ran by a foot that the mouse could be ran with the hand or arm for someone with just limited movement. Everyone liked how modern Boomer looked and thought that adults and kids would love to use it too! They loved how it would run a Mac or PC and being wireless was a hit too!

I’m anxious to get Boomer The Foot Mouse to market and get testimonials loaded soon!!

RDHUOR this year in Vegas

I got to meet Nancy Burkhart at RDHUOR this year in Vegas and what an honor!

I thought she’d be just another pretty lady, but nope she is a brainiac;))

She has a BS in Dental Hygiene, a masters in Occupation Health Education, Doctor of Education, Adult Ed. She is founder and co-host of The International Oral Lichen Support Group. The group was founded in 1997 offering support, referral and educational information to patients who suffer from oral lichen planus. She is a columnist for Pennwell Publications writing the oral case studies column monthly since 2007, and co-author of General and Oral Pathology for The Dental Hygienist through Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. The textbook is now in the 2nd edition and the new edition was released in January,2013. She provides seminars on health related topics such as mucosal diseases, lichen planus, tongue talk,tongue and nail analysis, stress reduction, eating disorders, skin disorders and work-life balance for you and your office staff.

And then she wrote a nice article in RDH, here is the online version if you’d like to check it out. Article http://www.rdhmag.com/profiles.html

Boomer The Foot Mouse

We are officially launching Boomer the Foot Mouse at the ADA in New Orleans this Oct30th!
We are so excited to launch this new foot mouse for the dentists and surgeons and even the general public that has trouble using a regular hand mouse.  We decided to move forward after many dentists purchased their hygienists Dental R.A.T.s then asked for a foot mouse for their room- to open X-rays, check their schedule, run their intraoral camera, whatever they need to do without touching their hand mouse.
We are currently taking preorders for the new foot mouse for half price, it will be priced at $895 and we are offering $450 if preordered with delivery in 2014.
Check out our site at www.boomerthefootmouse.com
We are calling it Boomer because it looks like a boomerang and we feel like “it’s the mouse you’ll always come back to”  :))

New Xylitol Candy – Ice Chips!

We are super excited to be able to offer Ice Chips xylitol candy at our booth now!  We saw the ladies on Shark Tank and then ran into Charlotte after the Oregon meeting.  What a treat, literally:))
So we get to have a couple fun products at our booth!  These Ice Chips taste like candy, but no sugar, or carbs and they are good for us, they are great for our diabetic patients and patients with dry mouth and help to decrease cavities by eating the strep mutans- but you probably already knew that, I think they taste good:))
So the next dental meeting you get to go to come see us and check out the ice candy and our favorite foot mouse :))
And if you ever want any or to resell them in your office go to www.icechipscandy.com and you can use our code: BLDR or mention Dental R.A.T.
Dentalrat - Xylitol Candy

 

Boomer – The foot mouse

Boomer The Foot Mouse is getting some attention!  We have been getting a lot of great press the last couple months, here are a couple links to some of the newspaper articles about our new foot mouse in our area.  Idaho Tribune We are also anxious to see the cable show that we are being featured on in February!  Ion Network’s show “Worlds Greatest…” is featuring us, we don’t have the exact date yet but we are excited!!!  They will be talking about the Dental R.A.T. and also our new foot mouse for the medical, surgical or disabled market “Boomer The Foot Mouse”.  We’ll keep you posted, it’s a great start to 2013!