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Introducing Puffin Access the digital world with smart assistive technology

Adriana Mallozzi smiling using Puffin with her smartphone

Puffin empowers persons with disabilities to connect wirelessly to mobile devices, computers & anything smart.

What makes Puffin different

  • Easy to set up, easy to use

    Forget complicated configurations and upgrades. Puffin is quick to install, set up, and start using right away.

  • Smart & secure technology

    Our battery-powered technology uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to adapt to you and your needs.

  • Built by persons with disabilities

    Puffin Innovations is led by a diverse team dedicated to leveling the playing field for people with disabilities.

How it works

  1. 1

    All-in-one package

    Puffin comes with our patented technology and customizable mounting system – everything you need to get started is included in one complete package!

  2. 2

    Connect and install

    Puffin works like standard bluetooth devices. After successfully pairing Puffin with your smart device for the first time, you’ll be prompted to install our app to manage your settings. Puffin is ready to use!

  3. 3

    Start activities on your own

    Puffin is designed with reasonable defaults for easy and immediate use. Independently control your smart home devices like lights, doors, thermostats, media play, or any number of mobile booking or ordering apps. The sky’s the limit to what you can do with Puffin!

Puffin use cases

  • Young man with cerebral palsy smiling using a laptop and smartphone at home in the kitchen

    Independent living

    With Puffin, people with physical disabilities can fully participate and thrive in their communities.

  • Young woman with spinal cord injury smiling and talking with their doctor in hospital hallway


    Our sensors track meaningful data points helpful for physical and occupational therapy treatments.

  • Young boy with disability in wheelchair smiling next to their teacher in a classroom


    Create more inclusive school environments for students with disabilities to develop and expand their possibilities.

What Puffin users are saying

Puffin allows me to open the garage door so I can get into my house. It allows me to turn on the computer once I’m in my house. It allows me to then turn on the phone and make a phone call. It basically allows me to have a normal day and forget about my disability for a little while.

Remon Jourdan

Beta tester

This is my first time using Puffin, it is awesome how I can just use my fingers to manipulate the mouse. I usually can’t use my fingers that often with computers so this is a new found independence.

Cristina Cortez


Recognition & awards

2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Assistive Technology Hackathon Winner

Funders & supporters

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Our story

Meet Adriana, our founder

Puffin innovations is led by Adriana Mallozzi, entrepreneur, innovator, and disability advocate. Born with cerebral palsy, she is a quadriplegic wheelchair user. She learned early on that technology would be the key to her independence. She saw that the rise in smart technology also comes with greater inequities in education and employment for people with significant physical disabilities because of limited access to computers and mobile devices. This is why she developed the Puffin “to transform the lives of people with disabilities while giving hands-free access to electronics to anyone, anywhere.”

Interested in learning more?

Are you part of an independent living, vocational rehabilitation, or educational organization? Are you interested in using Puffin yourself? We’d love to chat!