National report notes barriers to better adoption of assistive devices for disabled

May 17, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine finds that while assistive technologies such as advanced wheelchairs and prostheses may help people with disabilities become employed or return to work, myriad non-technological barriers cause that promise to go unfulfilled.

Among the co-authors was Linda Resnik, a professor of health services, policy and practice at the Brown University School of Public Health and research career scientist at the Providence V.A. Medical Center. A physical therapist and director of the Center on Health Services Training and Research, Resnik leads studies to build the evidence base for physical therapy care and to improve how care is delivered. READ MORE