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Assistive Technology

An umbrella term for devices helping people to maintain their independence, for example, using equipment and adaptations in their homes. Assistive technology includes innovations to assist with communication, equipment for people with a hearing disability, access for people with a visual disability, computer access for people with a learning disability and supporting people with dementia. Telecare and Telemedicine are examples of Assistive Technology which enables individuals to be treated outside of hospital settings and supports them to live independently.


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