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Current State of Mobility Technology Provision in Less-Resourced Countries

Jefferds, AN and Beyene, NM and Upadhyay, N and Shoker, P and Pearlman, JL and Cooper, RA and Wee, J (2010) Current State of Mobility Technology Provision in Less-Resourced Countries. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 21 (1). 221 - 242. ISSN 1047-9651

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This article reviews mobility technology in less-resourced countries, with reference to people with disabilities in several locations, and describes technology provision to date. It also discusses a recent collaborative study between a United States University and an Indian spinal injuries hospital of Indian wheelchair users' community participation, satisfaction, and wheelchair skills. The data suggest that individuals who received technology from the hospital's assistive technology department experienced increased community participation and improved wheelchair skills. This evidence may have already enabled the hospital to improve Indian governmental policies toward people with disabilities, and it is hoped that future research will benefit other people similarly.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jefferds, AN
Beyene, NM
Upadhyay, N
Shoker, P
Pearlman, JLjpearlman@pitt.eduJLP460000-0003-0830-9136
Wee, J
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 February 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: 221 - 242
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.pmr.2009.07.011
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1047-9651
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Activities of Daily Living; Developing Countries; Disabled Persons--rehabilitation; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; India; Prostheses and Implants--economics; Quality of Life; Self-Help Devices--economics; Wheelchairs--economics
PubMed ID: 19951788
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 16:06
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56


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