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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2012 Nov;23(4):885-94. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2012.08.007.

Mobility-assistive technology in progressive neuromuscular disease.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Abstract

Mobility-assistive technologies allow patients with neuromuscular disease to interact with peers and the community. In children, they also serve to facilitate development. Lack of access to appropriate assistive technology, especially in regards to mobility, can have adverse developmental consequences. There are multiple options for mobility devices and methods for their control. These devices can be integrated with other electronics to facilitate the control of a variety of devices in the environment. The clinician should assess which devices are best based on the patient's, caregivers', and medical team's goals.

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10.1016/j.pmr.2012.08.007
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