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

May 12, 2017

The Social Security Administration asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to convene an expert committee to provide a comprehensive analysis of the use of assistive products and technologies, including wheeled and seated mobility devices, upper-extremity prostheses, and selected products and technologies pertaining to hearing and communication and speech.  This report brings together, for the first time, data on assistive technologies across multiple categories of devices and examines the impact of assistive technologies and products on return to work. 

Professor Linda Resnik, co-author and committee member.

Read the full story on News from Brown.