mobility device

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something contrived for a specific purpose; usually a simple mechanical apparatus.
assisting d's (assistive d's) tools and implements that aid a person with a disability in carrying out mobility or activities of daily living.
intrauterine device see intrauterine device.
left ventricular assist device a circulatory support device consisting of a pump connected to an external pneumatic power source and control circuit; it has afferent and efferent conduits attached respectively to the left atrium or ventricle and the ascending aorta. Each conduit contains a porcine valve to ensure unidirectional blood flow and maintain systemic circulation when the heart is unable to do so. The device is used as a bridge to transplantation.
mobility device a device such as a wheelchair, motorized scooter, cart, or stroller that permits the disabled individual to move about and have greater access to the environment.
terminal device the end piece of a prosthesis for the upper limb; it may be a hook or a mechanical or cosmetic hand.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mobility device

Any assistive technology that aids the movement of people with physical impairments. Examples include lift chairs, scooters, or wheelchairs.
See also: device
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Look good, feel good--most mobility devices on the market have had little or no design input and we want our solution to make the user feel empowered.
As our aging population grows, more and more older adults are moving past the stigma of mobility devices and instead are relying on them to help maintain their independence and move more confidently.
For more information, download Choosing the Mobility Device that's Right for You [1].
For persons with difficulty operating a mobility device because of decreased physical strength or environmental accessibility barriers, a new concept has been developed to accommodate those issues: the Independence iBOT 3000 mobility system (Independence Technology, Johnson & Johnson; New Brunswick, New Jersey) [44].
Of the 107 abstracts that we read, 93 did not meet the criteria for inclusion because the electronic mobility devices that were discussed relied on environmental adaptations, were no longer available, or were prototypes that were still being developed.
If a knee scooter is a "luxury item," forget about other non-transportation mobility devices. These allow me to bathe by myself and use the toilet by myself.
The WHILL Model Ci is a powered personal mobility device that combines a modern design with advanced driving features such as onboard diagnostics, remote control capabilities, easy transport and the ability to roll over rough terrain.
Moreover, it incorporates the same technology originally developed for the company's UNI-CUB personal mobility device rather than relying on gyrospcopes, which add a great deal of weight and alter the riding experience.
The 3E-B18 is a chair-like mobility device that can be used both indoors and out.
It is greatly hoped that Microsoft's promised patch will ultimately fix the problem with the Surface Pro 3 because a supposed mobility device that has battery problems is possibly one of the most frustrating things in our gadget-riddled world.
Gell makes an excellent point that 'clinical guidelines are needed on how to best identify the most appropriate mobility device based on the individual's impairment, physical activity levels, fall risk, and home environment.'"
The mobility device will initially be used by police departments, security companies and large-scale event organisers worldwide.

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