Limited Mobility Solutions, Inc

Restoring Independence through technology

aka Limited Mobility Solutions, Inc.   |   Crystal Falls, MI   |  http://Limitedmobility.solutions

Mission

We help restore independence to individuals who lost it due to debilitating disease or injury by providing voice-activated solutions.

Ruling year info

2019

President

William J Weis

Main address

PO Box 334

Crystal Falls, MI 49920 USA

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EIN

83-1971806

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For individuals unable to regularly operate a hand-held push-button remote, daily life is inhibited and a caregiver must perform these functions. Through volunteer work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, we met families living with neuromuscular disease. Recognizing both a lack of independence for the family member impacted by disease and the constant responsibility on the caregiver, we felt called to make a difference. In 2017 when we initially began our work, there was a huge unmet need from the adjustable bed manufacturers, so we developed a solution. We continue to make individual custom solutions to allow voice control of beds; while also serving as an advocate to industry to develop a (scalable) solution.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Voice-Activated Solutions for individuals with limited mobility

Provide voice-activated solutions to individuals with limited mobility to help them regain independence through technology. This is accomplished through custom voice-activated controllers and commercially available products

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Caregivers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of voice commands issued to custom controllers (by calendar year)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Voice-Activated Solutions for individuals with limited mobility

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric identifies real time impact to individuals served, monitored via cloud service requests. Without voice activated controller, a caregiver would need to make these adjustments manually.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Improve daily life for individuals with limited mobility through use of technology.
Inspire manufacturers to recognize this unmet need and develop solutions.

Provide voice-activated solutions for those unable to regularly operate a hand-held push button remote.
Maintain on-going dialog with the adjustable bed manufacturers to share knowledge and communicate the unmet need.

The combination of strengths and knowledge of the 3 officers/directors bring technical expertise, software expertise and business acumen. These skills, coupled with the commitment to serve others makes us successful.

We maintain around 50 active users on a daily basis.
Several individuals post videos of the life-changing impact.
Google did a documentary of the impact with nearly 1 million views.
Linak released a podcast in 2020.
In 2020, we added offerings to include voice-activated: recliner controllers, nurse call buttons, ceiling fan controller, and control of a low-pressure air mattress.
Adjustable bed manufacturers have started to offer voice activated solutions commercially, so when an individual needs a new bed, we can direct them to a solution.
In 2021, we added offerings to include voice-activated: siren alarm
We have served clients in 33 US states.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Individuals unable to regularly operate a hand-held remote controller.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Direct communication with client, caregiver and/or family members.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    When a client communicated that use of a voice-activated solution was disruptive to their spouse during sleeping hours, we developed a solution allowing a client with ALS to use their Tobii device to activate our controller when they visually used a custom page set we provided.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Limited Mobility Solutions, Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

William Weis

Limited Mobility Solutions, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2023

Deb Weis

Limited Mobility Solutions, Inc.

John Hollcraft

Limited Mobility Solutions, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/4/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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