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Assistive Devices


We are including information on products that individuals in our community have found useful. It is always best to consult a rehabilitation specialist (i.e. physical therapist, occupational therapist, Speech and Language Patholigist) to determine if a product or service is safe for you. Many assistive devices require proper measurement and fitting. Consider calling our National APDA Resource Center at Boston University Sargent College at (888) 606-1688 for additional information.


 

AMBULATORY DEVICES

  • NextStep is a walking aid which is helpful for an individual with "gait freezing". For additional information contact info@icanstep.com.
  • Ride-Away is one of America's largest providers of wheelchair vans, vehicle modifications, and adaptive equipment, including hand controls, wheelchair and scooter lifts, ramps, raised doors, lowered floors, and specialized gas, brake, and steering controls.
  • The U-Step Walker improves stability when you walk.

VOICE AMPLIFICATION

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

  • Theracycle has developed a motorized full body exercise machine.

TRANSFER ASSISTANCE

  • The Handybar(TM) is a personal support handle used to comfortably step in and out of vehicles. The portable device uses the U-shaped striker plate located on the driver and passenger-side door frames of the vehicle.
  • The Mobility Transfer Handle provides increased independence with bed mobility.

TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT

  • The Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program provides information on devices that may aid in one's ability to use the telephone. Please click here for more information.