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Assistive Devices

  • By: William C. Logan Jr. & Helen Hoenig
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health & Aging
  • Edited by: Kyriakos S. Markides
  • Subject:Health Care & Aging, Health Psychology

Assistive devices are used to compensate for (i.e., function in spite of) physical limitations. They can provide differing levels and types of mechanical assistance, and they fit into two broad categories: mobility aids and self-care aids. Mobility aids are ...

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