assistive device


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assistive device

Public health Any device designed or adapted to help people with physical or emotional disorders to perform actions, tasks, and activities. See Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural barriers, Assistive technology.

as·sis·tive tech·nol·o·gy

(ă-sis'tiv tek-nol'ŏ-jē)
Any piece of equipment or device used to maintain or promote function in someone with a disability. Can range from low (e.g., walking stick) to high (e.g., computerized communication device).
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In Phase II which was done a week later, all the procedure performed in Phase I was repeated except that the walk using different assistive devices was carried out in four minutes (4-minute walk).
A review of the literature yielded several survey instruments that have been developed to measure psychosocial factors influencing assistive device use.
Figure 1 shows the assistive device being used in the distance view during a titration.
WASHINGTON -- Offering interventions to improve balance and ensure proper functioning of assistive devices can cut the incidence of falls by half in older people, researchers found.
However, the fallers may present with more learning difficulty and thus may not use the assistive device correctly, placing the resident at more risk.
It's also important to do your homework before buying an assistive device.
These concerns will be invited to display the best including products from multifunctional Mobile Assistive Devices to daily life Assistive Devices and peripherals.
PIADS is a 26-item questionnaire that measures the psychosocial impact of an intervention using an assistive device in three quality-of-life domains: competence, adaptability, and self-esteem (Jutai & Day, 2002).
More akin to exercise equipment than an assistive device, many users say they have found they can increase the amount they walk, both for exercise and pleasure.
Strict adherence to one form of service delivery models over another may not be possible due to the complex considerations that must be weighed when choosing an assistive device.
Especially in the long-term user group, several persons may not have had any underlying difficulty but instead were using their assistive device in a preventive fashion to feel a sense of security and avoid injuries, such as falls.
No matter what your level of disability, there is probably an assistive device that can help.

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