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Definition of Device, assistive

Device, assistive: Any device that is designed, made, and/or adapted to assist a person to perform a particular task. Canes, crutches, walkers, wheel chairs, and shower chairs are all assistive devices.

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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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