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Fact Sheet: Highlights of the Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement Technology Review

2010 | Download

As individuals get older, they experience functional limitations associated with disabilities. Assistive technologies help persons with disabilities perform daily tasks by compensating for physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, and by promoting self-management and independence.

Created by PHI's Center for Technology and Aging, this fact sheet explores:

  • Why assistive technologies are important for functional improvement
  • How assistive technologies can support physical function and reducing falls in older adults
  • How assistive technologies can be used to counter hearing loss in older adults
  • Using assistive technologies for improving vision in older adults
  • How assistive technologies can help to improve older adults' ability to communicate and access information
  • An overview of challenges that hinder adoption of assistive technologies

Download the fact sheet.