Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology

A computer program or any other technology used to help physically impaired persons. One example of assistive technology is a computer program that reads newspapers aloud to blind persons.
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More than a billion people need one or more assistive devices, with an estimated two billion in need by 20507.
Already there are many assistive devices in shooting for hearing and eye protection, bow stringers, handi-rackers, etc., but what is there available for reloaders?
Maryland Heights, MO, September 16, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Elderly and Disabled Assistive Devices Market 2013-2020 report estimates the global elderly and disabled assistive devices market to reach nearly USD 20.8 Billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2016 to 2020 - iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc.
A review of the literature yielded several survey instruments that have been developed to measure psychosocial factors influencing assistive device use.
A good example was during a freezing-point depression lab in which the assistive device was used to read a nondigital thermometer roughly 1 meter (39 inches) away so as to record the temperature of a substance at one-minute intervals with an accuracy of [+ or -] 0.05 degrees Celsius.
After the survey, patients who had histories of falling were referred for interventions including balance retraining, medication management, and evaluation of their assistive device to make sure it was working properly.
(2) We may ask what role assistive devices (also known as technical aids and assistive products) can play to contribute to solutions of the problems people affected by leprosy face?
(17) identified the following factors upon discharge from the hospital as factors for falls after hospitalization: decline in mobility, use of assistive device, cognitive impairment, and self-report of confusion.
In addition, through ICC, employers will be able to participate in an assistive device loan program, so they will not have this expense when taking on short-term interns.
Is the resident able to walk with the aid of an assistive device such as a quad or straight cane?
When considering the purchase of an assistive device, evaluators should consider whether the device could benefit other individuals in the same environment.
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