Examples of Assistive Technology

Listed below are some general examples of assitive technology.  This is not an inclusive list, for more information contact MonTECH.

Aids for Daily Living:

  • easy grip silverware
  • talking pitchers, scales, and clocks
  • door handle extensions for easier gripping
  • big button remotes
  • large print clocks and timers

 

Home Modifications:

  • wheel chair ramp for access in and out of the home
  • a stair lift
  • remodeling a bathroom for easier access in and out of the shower
  • widening hallways, or door ways

 

Prosthetics/Orthotics:

  • artificial limbs
  • knee braces
  • elbow supports
  • protective facemasks
  • halo collars
  • ankle, foot or leg braces
  • spinal and neck braces

 

Communication Devices:

  • TTY service
  • big button phones
  • video phones
  • picture phones
  • talking caller id
  • a push button device that answers yes or no questions
  • iPad apps that can communicate through symbols or pictures, or text.
  • eye-gaze communication system

 

Switches/Input:

  • switch activated doors
  • televisions
  • game controllers
  • any devices that would be made easier with the attachment of a switch.

 

Worksite Modification:

  • accessible doors
  • hallways
  • a raised desk,
  • computer access aids

 

Vehicles and Vehicle Modification:

  • a vehicle that is deemed accessible for the purpose of transportation
  • a ramp attached to the vehicle
  • doors that open by remote
  • modified steering and transmission controls

 

Computer Adaptations:

  • different mouses depending on the gripping needs
  • wrist, arm or foot support
  • voice command software like Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • large print keyboards, or other ergonomic keyboards

 

Vision Aids:

  • large button remotes
  • clocks
  • calculators
  • talking clocks or calculators
  • writing, signature and other guides
  • magnifiers
  • scanners
  • readers

 

Durable Medical Equipment:

  • any medical equipment that is used in the home to aid in a better quality of living
  • iron lungs
  • oxygen tents
  • nebulizers
  • CPAP
  • catheters
  • hospital beds
  • wheelchairs

 

Hearing Devices:

  • audio amplifiers
  • head sets
  • hearing aids

 

Environmental Control:

  • switch or voice activated devices to control ones lights, bed positions, television, door, music, thermostat and so on.

 

Farm Machinery Adaptations:

  • steering knobs
  • seat lifts
  • steps
  • ramps
  • adapted controls to accommodate different disabilities

 

Mobility:

  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • scooters
  • standers

Recreation/Leisure:

  • adapted skis to accommodate different disabilities
  • adapted cycles (tricycles, hand bikes, etc.)
  • adapted boats
  • gun mounts