Mary Free Bed has the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan. This includes a number of assistive technologies for children, teens and adults. Our rehab experts use trial situations, at Mary Free Bed or in your home, along with demonstration equipment to make sure our recommendations meet your unique needs and support your rehabilitation goals.
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Below are a few examples of available assistive technology at Mary Free Bed.
Certain injuries — like brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury — can make it difficult for you or your child to communicate. An augmentative communication device may be beneficial if you have a limited ability to communicate or interact with friends and family. Our speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists help you, your family, school staff and others determine how to best meet your communication needs.
Our bioengineers can create a system (other than writing) that enables you to make your thoughts and needs known. Examples range from low-tech, custom-made picture boards to high-tech, computer-based systems.
The process begins with our team evaluating and documenting your needs. Our services include equipment trials, insurance prior authorization and assistance with funding sources, equipment setup, training and customization.
Our tech experts can adapt, customize and set up your equipment to ensure easy access to computer resources and other technological devices. These tools can mean a significant boost in your ability to function and complete certain tasks. The process begins with a computer evaluation to identify the solutions and modifications that will work best to enhance lost or limited physical skills.
Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL)
Devices called Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL) are designed to enhance your independence at home, school and work. These include emergency call devices, door opening systems, switch-operated telephones, remote-control lights or fans and remote-control audio systems. They can be operated by infrared signals, radio frequency, WiFi or voice control.
The process begins with our team evaluating and documenting your needs. Our services include equipment trials, insurance prior authorization and assistance with funding sources, coordination of equipment purchase and setup, training and customization.