What is assisted technology and how does it help someone with Pompe disease?
Assistive technologies are devices used to help someone with disabilities to be able to function in their daily life. In the bathroom, a shower chair, bathtub grab bar, or raised toilet seat may be helpful. Seat cushions can be helpful for sitting in a wheelchair, and a stand-up chair can help you get out of a chair. A hospital bed that moves up and down can help a person get in and out of bed independently. A ramp to the front door and wheelchair accessible doorways and rooms may be necessary. These modifications can allow you to live independently for longer or ease the burden on caregivers.