If you have a disability or injury, you may use a number of assistive devices. These are tools, products or types of equipment that help you perform tasks and activities. They may help you move around, see, communicate, eat, or get dressed. Some are high-tech tools, such as computers. Others are much simpler, like a "reacher" - a tool that helps you grab an object you can't reach.
- Assistive Devices for People with Hearing, Voice, Speech, or Language Disorders (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)
- Assistive Technology
- How Does Rehabilitative & Assistive Technology Benefit People With Disabilities? (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Also in Spanish
- Rehabilitation Engineering: What is Rehabilitation Engineering? (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) Also in Spanish
- Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology: Overview (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
- Speech-to-Speech Relay Service (Federal Communications Commission) - PDF
- Stay Healthy on the Road (Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center)
- Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions (Transportation Security Administration)
- What Are Some Types of Assistive Devices and How Are They Used? (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Also in Spanish
- What Are Some Types of Rehabilitative Technologies (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Also in Spanish
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: CONSORT-Assistive technology-180° rotating eating spoon improves the ability of eating of...
- Article: Advanced Brain-Computer Interface for People With Paralysis.
- Article: Effects of seating education and cushion management for adaptive sitting posture...
- Assistive Devices -- see more articles
- Home Healthcare Medical Devices: A Checklist (Food and Drug Administration)