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Assistive Devices for seniors - part 2 by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:03pm The Ontario government provides assistance in renting or purchasing assistive devices for those without the finances to purchase special equipment  Assistive Devices Program (ADP) . There are agencies which provide money for  things such as wheelchair ramps, and other needs.  If you suffer from a particular disorder, you are wise to co ... Read on »
Where To Get Assistive Devices for People with Hearing Loss? by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Mon 18 Oct 2010 10:01pm Dad took a certain perverse pride in being hard of hearing. Sometimes it allowed him to talk about what caused his hearing loss—his years of quality control work in incredibly noisy machine shops in the days before OSHA mandated hearing protection. At other times, it was a convenient way to tune out of a boring conversation. But, oft ... Read on »
Fall Injuries Associated with Use of Assistive Devices by Victoria Powell Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:02pm The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control, tracks data from a representative sample of hospital emergency departments (EDs).  This dataset was recently analyzed 1 to reveal the circumstances of injurious falls and the assistive devices that were involved, yielding estimate ... Read on »
What do we know about assistive devices? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Nov 2012 12:00am I learned a lot, working with special education students. One of my students was granted an ISA-funded computer: voice-to-text, text-to-speech, Kurzweil, printer, scanner, headphones, and a laptop he could take to classes. LIFE LIMITING ISSUES The other drawback was that he felt guilty using it, while other students could not. ... Read on »
Heartware Finally Receives FDA Approval for HVAD Mini Heart Pump–Ventricular Assist Device by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 6:26pm The Heartware system is finally available in the US.  It has already received the European CE approval and over 2,000 people outside the US have already been implanted with the device.  The device is primarily for those who are waiting for a heart transplant that have end state left ventricular heart failure.  The first hospitals to get the dev ... Read on »
Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Nov 2008 1:12pm This is just way too cool, watch the video to see how the unit works.  My first line of thought here is this could have the potential of maybe replacing canes, walkers, etc.   The fact that it offers some body weight support might even help those with lower back issues as well.  Watch the video to see how it works, amazing technology.  The ba ... Read on »
Legality of Deactivating Implanted Cardiac-Assist Devices by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 05 May 2013 9:41am Lars Noah addresses an increasingly relevant issue that has been largely neglected by legal academics.  In " Turn the Beat Around?: Deactivating Implanted Cardiac-Assist Devices ," Noah observes that with the growing utilization of pacemakers, ICDs, and LVADs, physicians increasingly encounter patients who ask that their still-functioning devi ... Read on »
Assistive Devices for seniors - part 2 by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 10:01pm The Ontario government provides assistance in renting or purchasing assistive devices for those without the finances to purchase special equipment Assistive Devices Program (ADP). There are agencies which provide money for  things such as wheelchair ramps, and other needs.  If you suffer from a particular disorder, you are wise to contact their or ... Read on »
Multiple Sclerosis Related: Assistive Devices by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm An assistive device is a tool or implement that makes a particular function easier or possible to perform. An assistive device may be as simple as an electric toothbrush, or as elaborate as an environmental control system that can be operated with a mouth switch by persons who have lost the use of their limbs. Assistive devices can h ... Read on »
When calf muscles can double up as LV assist device . . .your patient saves a million ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 14 May 2011 10:00am                                                      Every day thousands of  hearts  end their life   due to terminal heart failure . Much more  lives are  confined  to their bed rooms.In refractory cardiac failure and severe LV dysfunction the only  long-term option is cardiac transplantation. Medical therapy has reached its saturation poi ... Read on »