Assistive Technology (AT)

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  • 1. Loisa SessmanSET, Halmstad University
  • 2.  Assistive technology can be preventive, rehabilitative or serve as a long-term care. Disable individuals can manage activities of daily living in a better way
  • 3. 1) changes in the user needs2) the gaining of the device3) the performance of the device4) the absence of the user during selection.
  • 4.  The process begins and ends with the individual The task of the product has to be given from the start Users present activity Technological options Product system
  • 5.  Ability to choose the right methods and tools, depending on the problem. Matching Person and Technology (MPT)
  • 6. Children Older people  Elderly people require AT in the For children with disabilities, AT purposes of both rehabilitation needs to be many-sided, to not and prevention. limit certain environments.  Changes has to occur slowly and It is of importance to be able to over time. adapt other needs of the child over time  It is easier to accept assistive devices that are hidden from public view.
  • 7.  Significance for the marketing rehabilitation services Ensures ethical and professional work Usually based on itemized standards
  • 8.  Rehabilitation practice is changing The technology is getting more advanced Universal Design will affect future design
  • 9. AT professionals has to know the user needs, and theuser has to trust his or her agents. If the teamwork isn’t good enough, a mismatch can occur and forthcoming risks can be anxiety and abandonment. Universal design is the future design, to lower costs. Further research and development is required to create even better AT solutions that can satisfy both mental and physical health.