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Introduction

An Assistive Device is any device that helps persons with disability to do something that they are unable to do without assistance, thus giving that person more independents. Assistive Devices are not only equipment like Wheelchairs, Hoists, Ramps & Adjustable Beds, but also smaller items such as, Lap Trays, Adapted Eating Utensils, Hand Braces, Over Bed Tables & Wheelchair Gloves which can assist you with daily tasks such as writing, eating & drinking. These smaller Assistive Devices are used on a daily basis and can also be known as "Accessories". Health Care Accessories also fall under this Assistive Devices category and include products such as Medication, Catheters, Urine Bags, etc.

In the page below we will introduce & discuss a wide variety of different types of Assistive Devices & Accessories, that are available for persons with Mobility Impairments. These products are available throughout South Africa and can be purchased from various companies such as Smergos, Sheer Mobility, Edit Microsystems, Prima Care, The Lift Company, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the Run, CE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Mobidrive, Vencasa, Thusanang - Health Restoration, Clinical Emergencies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care can also rent out many of these Assistive Devices. To view more information about these Assistve Devices, Equipment, Accessories & Health Care Accessories, view the categories in the menu on the left or read the page below.

Health Care Accessories

Some persons with Mobility Impairments, especially those in Wheelchairs often require a variety of Health Care Accessories on a daily basis. Health Care Accessories include a wide variety of products and range from Medication and Sterilization products to Wound Care Products, Incontinence Products and Bowel and Bladder Products. These Health Care products are often essential in assisting persons to maintain their dignity and health and are available throughout South Africa from various companies such as Thusanang - Health Restoration, who also deliver these products to your door and provide various other Services such as Wound Care.

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AccessoriesSmergos Wheelchair Bag

Most persons with Mobility Impairments require Accessories to assist them on a daily basis to perform activities such as:

  • Pushing their wheelchair
  • Eating & drinking
  • Writing or signing
  • Answering their cellphone
  • Carrying their belongings.

There are a variety of companies such as Smergos, Prima Care, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating who specialize in the manufacture & sale of some of these Accessories that can assist persons with Mobility Impairments. These Accessories include items such as:

  • Wheelchair Bags that can assist you to transport your possessions.
  • Wheelchair Gloves help you to push your wheelchair, without hurting your hands.
  • Lap Trays; Over Bed Tables; Eating & Drinking Accessories such as Braces, Gloves and Specially Adapted Cups, etc.
  • Writing Braces, Gloves and Signature Guides.

To find out more about these Accessories and the companies that provide them, click the "Accessories " button on the left menu or click on the link below.

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Bathroom AidsShower Chair / Commode

Persons with Mobility Impairments often have difficulty completing daily tasks, such as bathing, showering, using the toilet, etc. Bathroom Aids are purposefully designed to give extra assistance in the bathroom to those who need it, this includes the elderly who may be unsteady on their feet, or those who use wheelchairs and require more assistance.

"Everybody is different", so the type of Mobility Impairment you have and your preference in your "bathroom routines", will determine what type of "Bathroom Aids" you will require, which will also determine if your bathroom needs to be adapted and what adaptions need to be made. These Adapted Bathrooms or "Accessible Bathrooms" can make your life a lot easier if adapted correctly. You can visit our "Home Adaptions" -"Accessible Bathrooms" page to find out more.

There are a wide variety of different types of Bathroom Aids that can be used to make your bathroom accessible for everyone, these aids include equipment such as: Grab Rails, Non Slip Bath Mats, Commodes, Shower Chairs, Electric Bath Lifts and much, much more. These and other products are available throughout South Africa from various companies such as Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Some of these companies also install some of the Bathroom Aids that they sell, such as Bath Lifts and Grab Rails, while companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids & Prima Care can also rent out many of these Bathroom Aids, including Bath Aids and Shower Aids. Whatever your need may be, you can be guaranteed that you will find a Bathroom Aid that will suite your needs or disabilities to enable you to become more mobile and independent. To find out more about these "Bathroom Aids and Accessories" and the companies that provide them, click the "Bathroom Aids" button on the left menu or click on the link below.

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Computers & Computer AidsApple computer

Computers are extremely helpful Assistive Devices, especially for persons with a Mobility Impairments. Once you have had one, you will wonder how you ever managed without it, you don't need to spend a fortune, you can start off with a cheaper one & slowly upgrade as you feel the need arises. Computers can be used for a number of purposes including:

  • Work, many people with Mobility Impairments have jobs in the IT field
  • Research
  • Entertainment: Computers & Internet can be used to Live stream Music, Movies & Sport.
  • Online shopping or ordering movies from Video Shops online, etc.
  • Computers are used to store and back up your photographs and your personal CD & DVD collection onto Media Players, which helps for easier listening & watching.
  • Socializing such through emailing, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

There are also a number of Assistive devices that can assist you to operate your computer and make it easier to use, these "Computer Aids" include equipment such as Trackballs, Voice Operated Software, Eye Trackers, etc. Whatever your need may be, you should be able find a Computer Aid that can assist you to operate your computer even faster than you could if you didn't have a Mobility Impairment. These and other "Computer Aids" are available throughout South Africa from a variety of companies such as Edit Microsystems, who not only supply Computers and Computer Aids, but can also recommend which of these types of equipment would suite you. Companies such as Edit Microsystems can also teach you how to use this equipment. Click on the link below or the "Computers & Computer Aids" button on the menu on the top left, to find out more about these "Computer Aids" and the companies that sell them.

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Home Automation Aids

Home Automation Aids are those Assistive devices that are used in homes to make every day activities in the homes easier for persons with Mobility Impairments. No matter how technologically behind-the-times you think you are, you likely use some form of automation in your home. Typical examples of basic automation include smart TV's, automatic door & garage-door openers, alarm clocks, timers on a coffee machine & remote controls.door opener

When we talk about home automation and smart homes, the capabilities go quite a bit further. Instead of individual devices working independently, a smart home integrates multiple sub-systems that are all controlled by a master home automation controller, which receives input from all devices around the home, issues commands & controls everything.

The following home automation aids that will be discussed include:

  • Smart TV's
  • Automatic door openers
  • Home Automation
    • Timed Events
    • Triggered Events

These and other "Home Automation Aids" are available throughout South Africa from a variety of companies such as Edit Microsystems, who not only supply them, but can also recommend which of these types of equipment would best suite you and how to use the equipment. Click on the link below or the "Home Automation Aids" button on the menu on the top left, to find out more about these "Home Automation Aids" and the companies that sell them.

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Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids

Persons with Mobility Impairments, as well as the elderly often need different types of equipment to help them to get up and down stairs, or to transfer themselves to or from a wheelchair, bath, bed, vehicle, or to help them stand up from a chair, or be lifted from the floor if they have fallen. Everyone is different and therefor requires different types or amounts of assistance. Some persons with Mobility Impairments have good upper body strength & can perform these transfers on their own their own or with help from a Transfer Turntable or Transfer Board, while most high-level quadriplegics need the assistance from Hoists and Slings. There are a wide variety of these "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" These and other products are available throughout South Africa from various companies such as Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, The Lift Company and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Some of these companies can also build ramps or install some of the "Hoists, Lifts & Transferring Aids", while companies such as Pro Mobility & Prima Care can also rent out many of these "Hoists, Ramps & Transferring Aids". Whatever your need may be, you can be guaranteed that you will find a "Hoist, Lift, Ramp or Transferring Aids" that will suite your needs or disabilities to enable you to become more mobile, independent and assist the person looking after you. To find out more about these "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" and the companies that provide them, click the "Hoists, Lifts, Transferring Aids" button on the left menu or click on the link below.

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Mobility Aids

Mobility Aids are designed to assist persons with Mobility Impairments to improve their mobility. There are various types of Mobility Impairments that effect different people, so each person is different and may require a specific type of Mobility Aid to suite their disability and circumstances. There are therefor are a wide variety of different types of these Mobility Aids  available and include products such as:Mobility Aids

  • Walking aids: This includes equipment such as walking sticks, crutches, and walkers, which are used by those persons who need assistance walking.
  • Prosthesis: These products are used by persons who have lost a limb or some other part of the body and include Prosthetic Legs, Arms, Feet, Hands, etc.
  • Mobility Scooters: Are generally used by persons who can't walk long distances, but are able to use their hands & arms & are able to transfer in & out of the scooter.
  • Manual Wheelchairs: There are a variety of different styles of Manual wheelchairs which includes Rigid & Folding Wheelchairs, as well as Standing, Reclining, Off-Road and Sports Wheelchairs.
  • Power-Assist Wheelchairs: Are used by persons who use a manual wheelchair but may require some assistance to push the wheelchair especially up hills.
  • Motorized Wheelchairs: Are available for persons with more severe disabilities, who may not be able to push a manual wheelchair.
  • Standing Wheelchairs: Are available as both Manual or Motorized Wheelchairs and supports the user in a nearly standing position. They can be used in sports such as Golf and can be used as both a wheelchair and a standing frame, allowing the user to sit or stand in the wheelchair as they wish.
  • Shower Chairs or Commodes: Are for those persons who need assistance getting from the bed to the shower or toilet. They can be used as a toilet or to fit over the toilet or in the shower.
  • Sports, Beach & Off Road Wheelchairs: Are wheelchairs that are used in a variety of different sports & activities enjoyed by persons who use wheelchairs. Examples of these activities include Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Dancing, Off-Road activities & Mountain climbing, etc.
  • Pediatric Equipment: There is a wide variety of this equipment, including various types of Mobility Aids, which can assist children with Mobility Impairments to enjoy a better quality of life, these Assistive Devices are known as Pediatric Equipment have been specially designed and manufactured to assist children, and adolescents with posture support, mobility, positioning and much, much more. These Mobility Aids and other equipment that have been designed and made specifically for children, are covered under our Pediatric Equipment section.

These and other Mobility Aids are available throughout South Africa from various companies such as Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Pro MobilityWheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care can also rent out many of these Mobility Aids. Whatever your need may be, you can be guaranteed that you will find a Mobility Aid that will suite your needs or disabilities to enable you to become more mobile and independent. To view more information about these Mobility Aids and the companies that provide them, click the link below or the "Mobility Aids" button on the menu on the top left of the page.

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Pressure Care Products

Pressure care is an important area in all aspects of health care, especially for the elderly, bedridden or persons with Mobility Impairments. Bed sores or pressure sores,  are not only uncomfortable for patients, but can ultimately end up costing a great deal of money, time and effort to heal. In some cases they could even lead to amputation or death. There are a wide range of Pressure Careair mattress Products available, that can prevent or reduce the risk of these pressure sores from occurring, this includes products items such as: Adjustable Beds, Pressure Care Mattresses, Cushions and Backrests. These and other products are available throughout South Africa and can be purchased from from various companies such as Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, Mobility Aids, Vencasa & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Some of these companies also specialise in Pressure Mapping and Seating, such as Prima Care, Sitwell & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, while companies such as Pro Mobility & Prima Care can also rent out some of these Pressure Care Products. Whatever your need may be, you can be guaranteed that you will find a Pressure Care Products that will suite your needs or disabilities to enable you to stay healthy. To view more information about these Pressure Care Products and the companies that provide them, click the link below or the "Pressure Care Products" button on the menu on the top left of the page.

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Reading Aids

Reading Aids are Assistive Devices that enable persons with Disability to be able to enjoy books & the hobby of reading. Persons with Mobility Impairments may find it difficult to hold a book or turn pages. There are a variety of Reading Aids available for  Persons with Mobility Impairments & elderly, so that they can still enjoy books.

These include:audiobooks

  • Audio Books - although this is not technically a reading aid, Audio Books can be used to enjoy books or information in books.
  • Book Holders - assists persons with Mobility Impairment have when reading, is the need to hold a book in an appropriate position to be able to read. There are a variety of different types of book holders to solve this problem.
  • Page Turners - one of the difficulties people with severe disabilities have when reading, is the need to turn pages. Manual & Automatic Page Turners solve this problem.
  • Books available on computers - whether it be online books or e-books, both solve many of the problems that people with severe physical disabilities encounter when reading.

These and other "Reading Aids" are available throughout South Africa from a variety of companies such as Edit Microsystems, who not only supply them, but can also recommend which of these types of equipment would suite you. Companies such as Edit Microsystems can also teach you how to use this equipment. Click on the link below or the "Reading Aids" button on the menu on the top left, to find out more about these "Reading Aids" and the companies that sell them.

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Television & Music Aids

Listening to Music & Watching Television, Movies & Sport &  are all a great Hobbies, especially if you have a Mobility Impairment. They offer a great way to escape from your troubles for a couple of hours & can be both entertaining & inspirational. Having a severe mobility Impairment will not prevent you from enjoying these hobbies, however in those cases you will often need the assistance of either another person or a number of assistive devices which we will call "TV & Music Aids".

Music & Movies can be enjoyed at home on:Voice controlled TV

  • TV through devices like DSTV. The latest movies can also be hired through the DSTV decoder.
  • Smart TV's offer voice control
  • Special remote controls make it easier to push buttons
  • Computers & Internet are needed for Live streaming of Music, Movies & Sport. They can also be used for ordering movies online from Video Shops.
  • Media Players to back up your personal CD & DVD collection, helps for easier listening & watching.

These and other "Television & Music Aids" are available throughout South Africa from a variety of companies such as Edit Microsystems, who not only supply them, but can also recommend which of these types of equipment would suite you. Companies such as Edit Microsystems can also teach you how to use this equipment. Click on the link below or the "Television & Music Aids" button on the menu on the top left, to find out more about these products and the companies that sell them.

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Sports, Exercise & Rehabilitation Equipment

Sports, Exercise & Rehabilitation are all very important activities to keep a person healthy, this is even more important if that person has had an injury or has a Mobility Impairment. For persons with disability, it is very important to take part in sports, as they offer so many advantages. To find out what sports are available, visit " Sports for Mobility Impairments". Exercise andBasketball Wheelchair Rehabilitation are equally important, not only when you are first injured, to build up your strength, but also years later to keep fit and to try and keep the weight off. Exercise also offers many other advantages and is big business, there are a wide variety of different types of exercise and rehabilitation. To find out more about this, visit our page on: "Exercise and Rehabilitation" or click on the link below to find out more about what Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation equipment is available, and the companies that provide this equipment including the wide variety of different types of Sports Wheelchairs that are available throughout South Africa and can be purchased from companies such as Prima Care, Sitwell Technologies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Some of these companies can advise you on which products would best suite you and also assist with seating and positioning and the service and repairs of the equipment that they sell.

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Pediatric Equipment

There are a wide variety of different types of Assistive Devices to help persons with disabilities to do something that they are unable to do without assistance, thus giving that person more independents. Some of this equipment that has been designed and made forPediatric Stroller adults, can also be used by children, but there is a variety of this equipment which is especially designed and built to assist children with Mobility Impairments, so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. These Assistive Devices are known as Pediatric Equipment and assist children, and adolescents with posture support, mobility, positioning and much, much more, they include: beds, mattresses, strollers, wheelchairs, buggies, hoists, slings, shower and bath chairs, lifts and many other recreational and sports equipmet such as Dancing Wheelchairs, Computer Aids and the Rifton Tricycle. These and other products are available throughout South Africa and can be purchased from companies such as Prima Care, Edit Microsystems, Sitwell Technologies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Some of these companies can advise you on which products would best suite you and also assist with seating and positioning and the service and repairs of the equipment that they sell.

Click on the link below, or the "Pediatric Equipment " button on the left menu to find out about the wide variety of these different types of Pediatric Equipment that are available for children with Mobility Impairments in South Africa, as well as the companies that sell them.

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Seating & Positioning

The correct Seating & Positioning is very important for persons using Scooters, Manual, Motorized and Sports Wheelchairs, everyone is different and the seating on these Scooters and Wheelchairs can vary in design. There are a variety of different productspressure mapping and companies and available in South Africa that can assist in making sure that you are sitting correctly. The correct product and set-up will not only prevent pressure sores, but could also assist with breathing, prevent back problems such as Scoliosis and also assist you to be able to push your wheelchair and even drive a car better. Various Backrests, Belts, Straps and Harnesses are available for persons with the increased need for stability in the trunk, while various types of cushions are available for persons with increased risk of pressure sores from sitting. Specialist seating solutions are also available for users who need individually tailored support, it is not only important to have the correct product, but the Set-up, angles and length of the Seat, Backrests, Leg Rests and Footrests are also important. Some Wheelchairs have powered adjustment in the Seat, Backrests, Leg Rests and Footrests for those users who need to vary their sitting or leg position. There are various companies in South Africa that not only sell these various types of products, but also specialise in Pressure Mapping and Seating, they include companies such as Prima Care, Sitwell & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Click on the link below, or the "Seating & Positioning" button on the left menu to find out to visit our "Seating & Positioning" Page and find out more about these Products and Services available in South Africa and the companies that provide them.

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Vehicle AidsDual-arm Wheelchair Lifts

One of the biggest obstacles that many Persons With Mobility Impairments often encounter, is getting their independence back and being able to drive a vehicle again or even being able to be transported in their own vehicle.

Owning your own vehicle offers many benefits for Persons With Mobility Impairments, once you have decided what type of vehicle would suite you & whether you will be driving from your wheelchair, or will be transferring into the vehicle, you will need to decide on what Vehicle Aids you will require, to become as independent as possible. Thanks to advances in technology, there are a variety of different types of equipment & adapted vehicles available, which are supplied by companies such as Pro Mobility, Shoprider, Cape Mobility, Prima Care, Sitwell, Mobidrive & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. There are also organizations such as QASA & Rolling Rehab, which can give you advice and help get you back on the road safely, thus giving the independence back to many persons with disabilities.

Click on the link below, or the "Vehicle Aids" button on the left menu to find out more about these Products and Services available in South Africa and the companies that provide them.

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Equipment For Hire

Persons with Mobility Impairments sometimes rely on Assistive Devices to do something that they are unable to do without assistance. Some of these Assistive Devices such as Wheelchairs, Hoists, Over Bed Tables, Commodes, Adjustable Beds and Pressure Care Mattresses, are available to rent in various provinces in South Africa, from companies such as Prima Care and Pro Mobility. This service that these companies offer is very beneficial for persons with Mobility Impairments who's disability is only temporary and they therefore may not want to layout a lot of money to purchase equipment that they may only need for a short period of time. Persons with Mobility Impairments who travel and rely on these various Assistive Devices on a daily basis, also benefit from renting products, as they cannot always transport all this equipment with them. Some airlines such as SAA for example, only transport one Mobility Aid free of charge in addition to your standard baggage allowance. Transporting all your Assistive Devices with you while travelling can therefore work out very expensive and can also be an unnecessary hassle. Visit our page on "Accessible Travel & Accommodation" to find out more about this, or click the link below or the "Equipment For Hire" button on the menu on the left to view more information about the equipment that is available to rent here in South Africa from companies such as Prima Care and Pro Mobility, as well as companies that provide this service overseas.

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Servicing, Installation, Spares & Accessories

Many of the Assistive Devices mentioned on this page, require installation, servicing and maintenance. which should be done by a specialist, this is especially true for Mobility Aids, such as Wheelchairs, Walkers & Scooters. Some of these products are imported from countries overseas, while some of the equipment is manufactured in South Africa. From time to time, parts for this equipment may need replacing, it is therefor very important to purchase your equipment and Assistive Devices from reputable dealers, such as those companies listed on this website, which not only sell good reliable products, but also supplies a good after sales service, that also includes supplying and stocking the spare parts such as Tires, Tubes, Wheelchair Batteries, etc. Many of the companies listed on this web site, not only supply the equipment listed but also specialize in repairing, setting up, fitting and installing the products they supply, so that the Assistive Device is custom fitted to suite your needs. Before purchasing a product, please check that the company you purchase it from, offers a good after sales service, or contact any of the following companies on these links below to see what products they can Service and Repair: Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, ShopriderSitwellWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating.

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To view more information about these Assistve Devices and others, view the menu on the left or feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about the products and Services listed on this page and we will point you in the right direction.

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References

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