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Assistive technology for people with cerebral palsy [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2012; 17(4): 194-197

Assistive technology for people with cerebral palsy

Anton Zupan1, Mojca Jenko1

Assistive technology includes equipment, devices and software solutions that increase functional capabilities of people with disabilities and improve the quality of their lives. The article presents assistive technology for people with cerebral palsy. These are mobility aids that enable people with cerebral palsy independent walking. For those who cannot walk, proper seating is very important. People, who cannot propel manual wheelchair, can control electric wheelchair with various controls. There are several augmentative and alternative communication devices for people with cerebral palsy that are not able to speak. Finally, environmental control systems are presented.

Keywords: Assistive technology, people with cerebral palsy, equipment, devices


Anton Zupan, Mojca Jenko. Assistive technology for people with cerebral palsy. Eastern J Med. 2012; 17(4): 194-197


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