Ruth Dickey, Susanne H. Shealey; Using Technology to Control the Environment. Am J Occup Ther 1987;41(11):717-721. doi: 10.5014/ajot.41.11.717.
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Over the last 5 years, technological advances have resulted in specialized technical aids, such as electronic communication devices, computer input devices, and environmental control systems, which have made it possible for many persons who are severely physically disabled to enjoy greater functional independence within the home, school, workplace, and the community. This paper focuses on environmental control systems and discusses how occupational therapists match environmental control systems with clients’ needs.
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