Your Guide To The Importance of Assistive Devices

Author: Nicholas Sutedja   Date Posted:30 November 2022 

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Your Guide to the Importance of Assistive Devices

It is difficult to underestimate the importance of assistive devices. 

According to the World Health Organisation, one billion people worldwide need assistive technology today, and more than two billion people will need at least one assistive device by 2030. Very few countries worldwide have developed a national assistive technology policy, which is why Australia is lucky to have an assistive technology program

Here, we share crucial statistics and information about the importance of assistive devices and provide examples of new and exciting developments in this form of technology.

The Statistics



The Importance of Assistive Devices

Assistive devices enable older adults, people with disabilities and people with chronic illnesses to live more independently and maintain better wellbeing. 

These clever devices can even promote more inclusion in the local community — in fact, assistive technology can help older adults and people with disabilities and chronic illnesses to immerse themselves in education, work and community activities.


Assistive And Adaptive Devices for Different Disabilities

JACO Robotic Arm


There are many innovative assistive and adaptive devices for different disabilities available on the market. For example, dynamic arm assist devices like the JACO Robotic Arm allow people with upper extremity disabilities to interact with their environment and adapt to a world that doesn’t always adapt to them. 

The six-axis robotic manipulator arm features a three-fingered hand with excellent grip, so the user can complete everyday activities, like picking up cups, holding a fork or opening a door — things they may otherwise need to rely on someone else for.  

Similarly, the Gyroset Vigo Headset allows people with quadriplegia and spinal cord injuries to operate their wheelchairs independently. Using simple head movements, the user can move forward and backward, stop and start, and feel supported, knowing safety features are in place to stop the wheelchair in the event of an emergency. 

Assistive devices can also include widely-used technology like hearing aids, wheelchairs, glasses, prostheses and devices that support memory, among many other products. It might even be a product that prevents or reduces the effects of secondary health conditions, like lower limb amputation for people with diabetes.


Live More Independently with An Assistive Device From Active Mobility

At Active Mobility, we understand the importance of assistive devices, which is why we’re proud to be one of Australia’s top suppliers of assistive and adaptive devices for different disabilities

From dynamic arm assist devices to mobility aids like power wheelchairs, mobility scooters and various patient lifting devices, we strive to provide Australians with the best assistive devices and technologies from around the world. 

Contact us for help finding the right assistive devices for your needs, or browse through our online store! We offer fast shipping throughout Australia and convenient payment options like Afterpay. We can also assist with NDIS claims.