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The need for information on assistive devices by older persons

Assistive Technology

Author: Mann, W. C., Hurren, D. M., Tomita, M., Packard, S., Cresswell, C.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994


Based on 1110 interviews from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centre on Agings' Consumer Assessments Project, this study examined subjects responses to questions like "Can you think of a device you would like to have that you haven't been able to find - a device that may have not yet been developed?" Each response was compared to the Hyper-ABLEDATA search for similar existing products. When asked to propose a new device, 43 subjects (39% of the sample) responded with suggestions. In all instances, the respondents suggested devices that are already available. This indicates that subjects did not have up-to-date information on the assistive devices already available.

Further Details

Publish Dates: 1994
Full Title: Assistive Technology
Pages: 134-139
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: older, assistive device
Reads: 228