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Electronic aids for daily living.

Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Suite 5044, Forbes Tower, Atwood and Sennott Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.48). 02/2010; 21(1):33-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmr.2009.07.008
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ABSTRACT Electronic aids to daily living (EADLs) are devices that facilitate the operation of electrical appliances in a given environment for a person with a severe physical disability. These specialized devices can provide tremendous psychological and functional benefits to someone with a severe disability, their family members and caregivers. This article provides an overview of the utility, functionality, access, acquisition, and evaluation of EADLs. It also highlights challenges in obtaining and measuring the benefits of these devices.

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