This pathfinder provides the opportunity to:
- Learn different ways to locate information on medical
or assistive devices.
- Examine Web sites which provide this information and compare
their user-friendliness, as well as the kinds of information
- Learn some useful subject headings and indexing terms
which will lead you to reliable information on assistive
devices and technology products and services.
|Author's Note: The MedicineNet.com
Medical Dictionary makes the following distinctions
regarding devices: "Assistive devices assist
a person to perform a particular task. For example,
canes, crutches, walkers, wheel chairs, and shower
chairs are all assistive devices. Assistive technology
more commonly denotes some kind of electronic or computerized
device that helps a disabled person to function more
easily in the world. Examples of assistive technology
include devices that allow people to control a computer
with the mouth, keyboards that can 'speak' for mute
individuals, and closed captioning systems that help
the hearing impaired enjoy television shows and videos."
Pacemakers and Defibrillators both qualify as medical
devices or biomedical equipment.
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