Mobility-Assistive Technology in Progressive Neuromuscular Disease

Wendy Lin, Aaron Pierce, Andrew J. Skalsky, Craig M McDonald

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Abstract

Mobility-assistive technologies allow patients with neuromuscular disease to interact with peers and the community. In children, they also serve to facilitate development. Lack of access to appropriate assistive technology, especially in regards to mobility, can have adverse developmental consequences. There are multiple options for mobility devices and methods for their control. These devices can be integrated with other electronics to facilitate the control of a variety of devices in the environment. The clinician should assess which devices are best based on the patient's, caregivers', and medical team's goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-894
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Environmental control
  • Mobility
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Positioning
  • Seating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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