Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Law Program Now Demonstrates a Toothbrush Pillow

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ATLANTA, GA, USA, March 25, 2022 / — Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act program, a lending library of assistive technology tools, devices and services for people with physical or neurological disabilities, develops in a small way.

The latest addition to the device demo is the Toothbrush Pillow, a small HSA & FSA countertop medical device that balances a toothbrush in a horizontal position with bristles facing upwards to aid and assist physically or neurologically disabled individuals to apply toothpaste. Like all of the many devices and services available from Tools for Life’s, the toothbrush pillow can be tried out by the user before committing to use.

Tools for Life, Georgia’s assistive technology law program, is dedicated to increasing access and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and all disabilities so that they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice.

Tools for Life now offers the toothbrush pillow through the AT demo and loaner program. Georgia’s AT Tools for Life is a state and federally funded program that provides assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities, offering device demonstrations, short-term device loans and the reuse of assistive technologies.

According to, 4% of adults in Illinois have an independent living disability, 14% a mobility disability, and 7% an independent living disability. Independent living is described as serious difficulty running errands alone, such as visiting a doctor’s office and self-care is difficulty dressing or bathing.

Funding for Tools for Life is available through a government-sponsored program called Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP), administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services. HHS works through various state agencies that work closely with individual users affected by disabling conditions.

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) defines assistive technology (AT) as any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system used to augment, maintain, or improve the functional abilities of people with disabilities.

The Little Toothbrush Pillow, like thousands of other devices designed to help the disabled and elderly, is available at 32 of 56 assistive technology locations in all 50 states, four U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

About the toothbrush pillow

The device is currently used by people with Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, autism and upper limb amputees. Occupational therapists provide the toothbrush cushion and teach clients about proper oral care. The device creates opportunities for people with daily oral care when dealing with extraordinary medical issues in the absence of doctors. Very economical, easy to use and can be used independently. The intellectual property behind TBP is owned by American businessman Anthem Pleasant.

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Ryan H. Bowman