Tutorial Eight: Assistive Technology
Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or system, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals (Cook & Hussey, 2002)
This can especially be applied to occupational therapy equipment that we use and learn about so frequently.
The wobble switch is an example of such a piece of equipment. With one simple touch the item the wobble switch is attached to will move and with another touch the item will stop whether it is a wheelchair or an edge of a table. The cost can be between $400 and $100 depending on the type and size. This allows people that have uncontrolled movements and usually miss out on participating in occupations to be able to have that control. The item does not need much strength to turn off and on either.