ATs for Visual Impairment Market Overview & Growth Rate Analysis

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Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment Market Overview & Growth Rate Analysis 2018 to 2023

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The research “Global Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment Market” divides the industry on the basis of the market trends, leading players, regions by growth, types, application forecast of the Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment market. It comprises analysis of every major aspect of the market by product specifications, drivers, challenges, opportunities, investment forecast, latest technology trends, future details guidelines and Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment industry key player profiles.

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Malawi to Benefit From SAFOD Project

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Malawi to Benefit From Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled Project

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Malawi to benefit from southern Aarica federation of the disabled project. (2017, Jun 09). AllAfrica.Com Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1907243331?accountid=166860

Resource can also be accessed here: https://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi-benefit-southern-africa-federation-disabled-project/

Analysis of the Impact of Accessible Digital Technologies on DPOs

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Analysis of the Impact of Accessible Digital Technologies on Disabled Peoples Organizations: A Case of the Botswana Federation of the Disabled (BOFOD) in Gaborone, Botswana

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This research, held between April and June2017, was conducted against the realization that many Disabled Peoples Organizations (DPOs) in Botswana were failing to fully leverage on the benefits that come with accessible Information and Commutation Technologies (ICTs) or digital technologies. For this reason, the terms of reference for this research was therefore to explore the levels to which DPOs in Gaborone, who are members of the Botswana Federation of the Disabled (BOFOD), are utilizing and benefiting from accessible technologies, and the challenges they face in accessing or using these technologies. The main aim was to gain an in-depth understanding and insights of the extent to which the digital technologies, and lack thereof, affect the operations of the DPOs in Botswana, as well as to analyze the factors that lead into the status quo.

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Kayange, George. (2017). Analysis of the Impact of Accessible Digital Technologies on Disabled Peoples Organizations: A Case of the Botswana Federation of the Disabled (BOFOD) in Gaborone, Botswana. . 10.13140/RG.2.2.18572.41602.

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322918370_Analysis_of_the_Impact_of_Accessible_Digital_Technologies_on_Disabled_Peoples_Organizations_A_Case_of_the_Botswana_Federation_of_the_Disabled_BOFOD_in_Gaborone_Botswana 

Resource can also be accessed on request by emailing gkayange@safod.net

 

Assistive products and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Tebbutt, E., Brodmann, R., Borg, J., MacLachlan, M., Khasnabis, C. & Horvath, R. 2016, “Assistive products and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, Globalization and Health, vol. 12.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have placed great emphasis on the need for much greater social inclusion, and on making deliberate efforts to reach marginalized groups. People with disabilities are often marginalized through their lack of access to a range of services and opportunities. Assistive products can help people overcome impairments and barriers enabling them to be active, participating and productive members of society. Assistive products are vital for people with disabilities, frailty and chronic illnesses; and for those with mental health problems, and gradual cognitive and physical decline characteristic of aging populations. This paper illustrates how the achievement of each of the 17 SDGs can be facilitated by the use of assistive products. Without promoting the availability of assistive products the SDGs cannot be achieved equitably. We highlight how assistive products can be considered as both a mediator and a moderator of SDG achievement. We also briefly describe how the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) is working to promote greater access to assistive products on a global scale.

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Patients Satisfaction with Lower-limb Prosthetic

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Patients Satisfaction with Lower-limb Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices and Service delivery in Sierra Leone and Malawi

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Magnusson, L., & Ahlstrom, G. (2017). Patients satisfaction with lower-limb prosthetic and orthotic devices and service delivery in sierra leone and malawi. BMC Health Services Research, 17http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2044-3

Abstract

Background

People with disabilities have the right to personal mobility and available and affordable assistive technology, according to the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The aims were to investigate similarities and differences between Sierra Leone and Malawi concerning participants’ mobility and satisfaction with their lower-limb prosthetic or orthotic device and related service delivery, and to identify variables associated with patients’ satisfaction with assistive devices and associated services in the entire study group from these two low-income countries.

Methods

Questionnaires, including QUEST, were answered by 222 patients in Sierra Leone and Malawi.

Results

Eighty-six per cent of assistive devices were in use, but half needed repair. One third of participants reported pain when using their assistive device. A higher percentage (66%) of participants in Sierra Leone had difficulties or could not walk at all on uneven ground compared with 42% in Malawi. The majority in both countries had difficulties or could not walk at all up and down hills, or on stairs. Participants in both countries were quite satisfied (mean 3.7-3.9 of 5) with their assistive device. Participants were most dissatisfied with: comfort (46%), dimensions (39%), and safety (38%) of their assistive device. In Sierra Leone participants were less satisfied than in Malawi with service delivery (mean 3.7; 4.4, p < .001). Access to repairs and servicing of their assistive device was considered the most important item. In Sierra Leone patients were less satisfied with follow-up services (41%) than patients in Malawi were (22%). The strongest association with satisfaction with assistive device was pain, and for satisfaction with service, country. The general condition of devices and the ability to walk on uneven ground were associated with both satisfaction with assistive devices and service received.

Conclusions

Participants reported high levels of use and mobility with their assistive device, in spite of pain and difficulties walking on uneven ground, which were also associated with the level of satisfaction with the assistive device. Access to repairs and follow-up services were the most important to patients, and should be addressed. Country was associated with satisfaction with service, with participants in Sierra Leone significantly less satisfied.

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AT market is expected to hit $27.3 billion by 2022

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Disabled and elderly assistive technologies market is expected to hit $27.3 billion by 2022: Credence research. (2016, Jun 23). M2 Presswire Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1798952907?accountid=166860

Abstract

CredenceResearch.com has Published New Research Report Title “Global Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies Market By Product (Mobility Assistance, Assistive Furniture, Bathroom Safety and Assistive Products, Communication Aids, Incontinence and Ostomy Products, Activity Monitors, Location Monitors), End User (Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Home Care) – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2016 – 2022”

According to the latest report published by Credence Research, Inc. “Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies: Market Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016-2022,” the disabled and elderly assistive technologies market was valued at USD 17,012.9 Mn in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 27,270.6 Mn by 2022, with the market progressing at a CAGR 7.0%from 2016-2022.

Assistive technologies are designed to provide additional accessibility to individuals with physical or cognitive difficulties, impairments, and disabilities. The disabled & elderly assistive technologies market comprises of various products such as mobility assistance, assistive furniture, bathroom safety and assistive products, communication aids, incontinence and osteotomy products, activity monitors and location monitors. The end users of disabled & elderly assistive technologies are home care, hospitals and nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Geographical segmentation of global disabled & elderly assistive technologies market comprises North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa further segmented into key countries with highest potential in disabled & elderly assistive technologies market.

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AT-Info-Map Assistive Technology Taxonomy Descriptions

The  Assistive Technology Information Mapping project (AT-Info-Map) has grouped different types of assistive technology (AT) into the following main “AT Categories”:

  • Clocks Alarms And Memory
  • Communication
  • Eating And Drinking
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Eye And Skin Protection
  • Hearing
  • Mobile And Computer
  • Orientation And Navigation
  • Personal Mobility
  • Pressure Care
  • Prostheses And Orthoses
  • Reaching Grasping And Positioning
  • Reproduction And Sexuality
  • Standing Lying And Posture
  • Toileting And Bathing
  • Vision
  • Writing Reading And Braille

All information related to AT posted on this website will therefore be categorised into any one of the above mentioned categories, or it may belong to more than one categories. Depending on the nature of information posted, some information may also be uncategorised.

To understand what each of the AT categories listed above, an AT-Info-Map Assistive Technology Taxonomy Descriptions was prepared by the University of Washington, SAFOD‘s technical partner in the AT-Info-Map project. You can download the AT-Info-Map Assistive Technology Taxonomy Descriptions here.

In addition to AT categories,  all services related to AT provided by an organization or an individual have been categorised into four main “service categories” as follows:

  • Advocacy & Support
  • Rehabilitation
  • Education & Job Training
  • Accessibility Service

All information related to AT services posted on this website will therefore be categorised into any one of the above mentioned four categories, or in may belong to more than one service categories. Depending on the nature of information posted, it can also also be uncategorised.