Assistive Technology

Electronic aids to daily living: be able to do what you want

Verdonck MC, Chard G, Nolan M.   Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(3):268-81. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2010.525291. Epub 2010 Oct 12.   Source:  Occupational Therapy, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Ave, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland. great.sci@gmail.com PURPOSE:  This study explores the experiences of Irish people with high cervical spinal cord injuries living with electronic aids to daily living (EADL) […]

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Emerging technologies and web accessibility: research challenges and opportunities focussing on vision issues

Harper S, Yesilada Y. SOURCE: University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom. This is a technological review paper focussed on identifying both the research challenges and opportunities for further investigation arising from emerging technologies, and it does not aim to propose any recommendation or standard. It is focussed […]

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Technology-assisted programmes to promote leisure engagement in persons with acquired brain injury and profound multiple disabilities: two case studies

  Lancioni GE, Singh NN, O’reilly MF, Sigafoos J, De Pace C, Chiapparino C, Ricci I, Navarro J, Addante LM, Spica A. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(5):412-9. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.580899. Epub 2011 May 11. SOURCE:  Department of Psychology, University of Bari, Italy. OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate technology-assisted programmes for enabling a woman and a man with brain […]

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Patients’ experiences with technology during inpatient rehabilitation: opportunities to support independence and therapeutic engagement

Fager SK, Burnfield JM. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 Apr 19. SOURCE: Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital , Lincoln, NE , USA. PURPOSE: To understand individuals’ perceptions of technology use during inpatient rehabilitation. METHOD: A qualitative phenomenological study using semi-structured interviews of 10 individuals with diverse underlying diagnoses and/or a close […]

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Using everyday technology to compensate for difficulties in task performance in daily life: experiences in persons with acquired brain injury and their significant others

Larsson Lund M, Lövgren-Engström AL, Lexell J. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(5):402-11. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.574309. Epub 2011 Apr 18. SOURCE: Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. maria.larsson-lund@ltu.se PURPOSE. The purpose of this study is to illuminate how persons with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their significant others experienced individualised occupation-based interventions using commonly […]

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Computer-based assistive technology and changes in daily living after stroke

Lindqvist E, Borell L Karolinska Institutet, NVS, the Department of Occupational Therapy, Fack 23200, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden. eva.k.lindqvist@ki.se Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Sep;7(5):364-71. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.638036. Epub 2011 Dec 8. The aim of this study was to examine in depth how computer-based assistive technology (AT) for cognitive support influenced the everyday lives of both […]

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Integrating medical, assistive, and universally designed products and technologies: assistive technology device classification (ATDC)

Bauer S, Elsaesser LJ.  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Sep;7(5):350-5. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.653000. Epub 2012 Feb 10. SOURCE: Department of Rehabilitation Science, SUNY Buffalo, NY 14014, USA. smbauer@buffalo.edu INTRODUCTION: ISO26000:2010 International Guidance Standard on Organizational Social Responsibility requires that effective organizational performance recognize social responsibility, including the rights of persons with disabilities (PWD), engage stakeholders and […]

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Assistive devices utilisation in activities of everyday life–a proposed framework of understanding a user perspective

Krantz O.  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 May;7(3):189-98. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.618212. Epub 2012 Mar 1. SOURCE: Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Sweden. oskar.krantz@mah.se PURPOSE: This theoretical article proposes a framework of understanding a user perspective of assistive devices utilisation in everyday life. METHOD: Utilising the MPT model (Matching Person and Technology) and the ValMO […]

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Do I need it? Do I really need it?” Elderly peoples experiences of unmet assistive technology device needs

Gramstad A, Storli SL, Hamran T.  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 May;7(3):189-98. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.618212. Epub 2012 Mar 1. SOURCE: Department of Health and Care Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø , Norway. ABSTRACT: An unmet need for assistive technology devices (ATD) occurs when a person would benefit from ATD, as assessed by health-care […]

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The identification of assistive technologies being used to support the daily occupations of community-dwelling older adults with dementia: a cross-sectional pilot study.

Boger J, Quraishi M, Turcotte N, Dunal L. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]   Source Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto , Toronto , Canada . Abstract Abstract Purpose: Assistive technologies (ATs) have tremendous potential to support occupations (i.e. meaningful daily activities) impacted by changes […]

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