Illinois Assistive Technology Program to move into old Vibra Hospital

Illinois Assistive Technology Program employee Robin Richard uses an iPad to guide the Double Robotics Telepresence Robot during a demonstration at the center last week. The robot consists of a base with wheels, camera, speakers, microphones and a monitor, remotely controlled. This enables the user to be physically and socially present in a remote environment. IATP, a statewide program, will be moving into the former Vibra Hospital late this summer.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program leadership had a plain but forthright answer about why it was moving to the former Vibra Hospital later this summer.

Space.

The 701 N. Walnut St. location just outside of the Mid-Illinois Medical District will allow the statewide nonprofit, which provides a wide range of adaptive technology and services to individuals with disabilities, to nearly triple its size to just over 50,000 square feet.

The move was confirmed last week by IATP executive director Willie Gunther and developer Chris Stone who purchased the building from the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based Vibra Healthcare late last year. Stone also owns IATP’s current digs at 1020 S. Spring St.

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