What is adaptive equipment?
Adaptive equipment comes in a wide range of sizes and function, but it can all be summed it as equipment that helps someone overcome a physical, visual, or auditory impairment.
This might include anything from bathing, dressing, and grooming to mobile assistance and sensory assistance.
What Is Adaptive Equipment?
Adaptive equipment can provide a number of functions, but often revolves around daily living activities (ADL).
Here are a few examples of adaptive equipemnt:
- Prosthetic body parts
- Orthotic devices
- Hearing aids
- Assistive listening devices
- Argumentative communication devices
- Alerting devices
New and improved adaptive equipment is developed daily in effort to help those in need of specialized assistance.
Some adaptive devices integrate with mobile technology as well, which enables them to provide smarter assistance, customized for those in need.
Low-Tech Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive equipment isn't always high-tech.
Some of the most effective therapeutic equipment is low-tech. A simple ball, putty, or strap can provide the assistance needed to recover or achieve certain physical activities.
The EazyHold, for example, is an adaptive silicone strap that fits just about everything, resulting in a helpful strap for those in need of assistance gripping everyday items, like utensils, brushes, and more.