Inpatient and outpatient disability and assistive technology for greater participation in life
Disability and assistive technology combines leading-edge technological invention with modern medicine. We help people with physical and cognitive disabilities select, acquire and use devices that help improve their mobility and independence, as well as their personal, educational and professional capabilities.
Disability and assistive technology can take many forms and can help with many activities of daily living (ADL) like eating, dressing and working. These helping mechanisms may include:
- Computerized communication devices
- Screen-reading or voice recognition software
- Environmental control systems
- Prosthetic devices
- Manual or motorized wheelchairs
- Leg braces
- Simple communication boards
Getting disability and assistive technology right takes a team effort
Choosing and helping to incorporate the use of disability and assistive technology into a patient’s everyday life is a team effort. At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, we make a point of involving not just patients, but also families, primary care doctors, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, and in the case of learning disabilities or communication problems, specialized teachers and speech pathologists. With a world of equipment and technologies to choose from, patients and their families get the expert, long-term support they need to integrate the new technology into their lives.
Consultations with an assistive technology therapist are typically covered by health insurance. Cost of the equipment may also be covered through insurance but often requires precertification.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital can help anyone with a physical, medical, neurological or developmental disability gain access to the right technology that allows for a more satisfying, active and independent life. Among the types of patients with disabilities we’ve been able to serve with disability and assistive technology include patients who have had:
If you’re a patient whose disability impacts daily life, be sure to get in touch with our coordinated team of experts at Bryn Mawr Rehab.