Assistive Technology

UofL Health - Frazier Rehab Institute Assistive Technology Program uses technology to enable rehabilitation and recovery. Our interdisciplinary approach provides individualized assistive technology (AT) services to support learning and integration of AT into every life for patients and their families.

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology means using up-to-date technologies to provide people with disabilities powerful tools for compensating for limitations, moving on in life and returning to valued roles and occupations. Assistive technology devices enable powered mobility through the use of alternate controls, adaptive computer access for written and spoken communication, remote control of the environment and modifications to the home and workplace. Assistive technology features include:

  • Mobility and Seating
    • Evaluation and fitting for ultra-lightweight and power wheelchairs with specialized controls and seating options, and additional equipment to improve mobility.
    • Education on pressure management and postural control.
  • Adaptive Computer Access
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Devices
    • Evaluation for microcomputer support for storing and retrieving language and digital speech for vocal output.
  • Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLs)
    • Home automation: remote control of entertainment, home security, telephone, light, and temperature systems.
  • Home and Workplace Modification
    • Evaluation for ramps, door openers, changes in height of work surfaces, simple bathroom modifications, features of office chairs, or the placement of computer components.

A referral from a primary care physician or specialist in physical rehabilitation, neurology, or orthopedics, is needed to schedule an appointment with the Assistive Technology Program. Patients of vocational rehabilitation agencies can also be served through Frazier Rehab’s Assistive Technology Program.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our outpatient scheduling specialist at 502.582.7660.