AMTI Walker Sensors are biomechanical sensors designed for use in gait and walker stability analysis and prosthetics fitting. Attached to a walker, this multiaxis transducer measures the forces transmitted through the walker. It measures the three orthogonal force components along the X, Y, and Z axes, and the moments about the axes, producing a total of six outputs. The sensor is available in pediatric anterior (model MCW-PA), pediatric posterior (model MCW-PP), and adult anterior (model MCW-AA
The CJT Super Eval Kit is an assistive technology assessment system designed for use by therapists or assistive technology specialists in evaluating mounting systems. The kit contains four complete mounting systems and optional components. Mounting systems include the Profiler, ProLite, and Profiler Lite (see separate entries). Optional components include clamping bases, inserts, and mounting tools. The kit comes in a hard-shell case with an adjustable handle, wheels, and a security lock.
Expected Consequences of Hearing Aid Ownership (ECHO) is a hearing aid assessment system designed to measure prefit expectations of prospective hearing aid users. It produces a global score and four subscales: Positive Effect, Service & Cost, Negative Features, and Personal Image. These scale scores can be compared with the range of scores representing realistic expectations for hearing aid use. The system can be used to examine unrealistic expectations a potential hearing aid user may have,
FEAT - Functional Evaluation for Assistive Technology, model 10909, is an assistive technology evaluation system designed for use with individuals with cognitive or learning disabilities or brain injury. This systematic, comprehensive, multidimensional, and ecologically-based assessment protocol can be used with people from elementary aged students through postsecondary adults. The scale can be used to determine the most appropriate and effective assistive technology devices to help individuals
Matching Person and Technology (MPT) Assesment and Forms is an assistive technology assessment system designed for use with individuals with disabilities. This single CD-ROM contains all MPT assessment forms (consumer and provider, initial and follow-up) for assisive, educational, workplace, healthcare, and general technologies. Video interviews, sample reports, and much more are also included. All of the instruments in the MPT process (except the Health Care Technology Predisposition Assessment
MyoBoy, model 757M11, is an assessment and training system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation who are being fitted for an Otto Bock myoelectric prosthetic hand (see entry). The system enables a prosthetist to conduct realistic tests of muscle tension and gather data that can be used to adjust the electrodes on the myoelectric hand. The system documents the individual's muscle signal strength so the prosthetist can track results and print data sheets. The included My
The Phone-Link Telephone Simulator is an assistive technology demonstration aid designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This stand-alone demonstration system produces telephone signals without tying up an actual phone line. It can be used to demonstrate amplifier telephones, TTYs, ringers, or alerting devices, and can also be used in telecoil training. Equipment is connected using modular cords. This low-voltage system is portable.
The Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale (PIADS) is an assistive technology assessment system designed for use by researchers in the area of assistive technology outcomes. It includes a 26-item, self-rating questionnaire that is designed to measure a person's perceptions of how assistive devices affect quality of life. The scale describes user experiences along three dimensions: (1) Competence, which measures feelings of competence and usefulness. (2) Adaptability, which signifies a wi
The Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction With Assistive Technology (QUEST 2.0), by Louise Demers, Bernadette Ska, and Rhoda Weiss-Lambrou, is an assistive technology assessment system designed assessing assistive technology outcomes. The assessment uses a self-administered 12-item questionnaire to evaluate user satisfaction with assistive technology devices. A 44-page manual describes the assessment's development, distinct features, materials, administration, scoring and interpretation of resu
Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life (SADL) is a heaing aid assessment system designed for use in evaluating the satisfaction that individuals feel with their current hearing aids. It quantifies satisfaction using a global score and four subscales: Positive Effect, Service and Cost, Negative Features, and Personal Image. The scale can be used to examine a hearing aid user's experience with a new or current hearing aid or to assess differences between previous and new hearing aids. The c
The Test of Aided-Communication Symbol Performance (TASP) is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment battery designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. This test of symbolic skills provides a starting point for designing or selecting an appropriate page set for an AAC device. The test can also be used to help design communication boards. Results can also help in establishing appropriate AAC intervention goals and strategies targe