Tutorial Eight: Assistive technology
Provide a definition of Assistive technology (your Cook and Hussey reading may be helpful with this).
“Any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition or use an assistive technology device”.
“The science or study of the practical or industrial arts, applied science, a method, process, etc. For handling a specific technical problem”.
Describe one piece of equipment introduced in the assistive technology tutorial. Provide information on size, cost and functions.
A communication device. Has up to 96 recording options, you push the button/square and it speaks out what you want, need, feel e.g. yes, no, I want a coffee.
Made by advanced multimedia devices.
Runs by a battery
30cm x 15cm = face
10cm = depth
How does your chosen piece of equipment increased functional capacity for the user? Provide examples here from the tutorial and lecture.
This piece of device allows communication for someone who is non-verbal, has intellectual disability, limited physical function. You need to have some level of hand function, however you don’t need to push hard, some cognition is needed to know what you want. It is visually stimulating. You don’t need others in order to function.