By customizing devices to each individual’s needs, Ohio State helps people with disabilities achieve their highest level of function.
Assistive Technology Services at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center provides customized assistance for people with physical, cognitive or sensory disabilities. Our goal is to help each person regain function and achieve a higher level of independence at home, work, school and play through the improved use of technologies.
We specialize in helping people use these assistive devices, which are customized to meet each individual’s needs:
- Specialized computer equipment
- Communication devices
- Vehicles with modifications
Ohio State is a leader in the field of assistive technology. Patients often come to Ohio State for assistive technology services related to these conditions:
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy (a chronic condition affecting body movement and muscle coordination)
- Neurological diseases (including ALS, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy)
- Spinal cord injury
Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?
Patients from across the Midwest choose Ohio State’s Assistive Technology Services for help regaining function and independence. Here’s why:
Personalized Care: Our team of specialists excels at assessing and recommending customized, assistive devices for each patient. You will receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet your needs and lead you toward your health goals.
Unique Services: Our patients benefit from our relationships with top assistive technology manufacturers, who turn to us to test and evaluate their new products.
Certified Excellence: Ohio State’s assistive technology professionals are certified in specialty areas of practice related to their profession. Our staff are certified by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). This certification assures the highest quality and clinical standards for our patients. We also have five certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP) – the most ATP-certified staff of any program in the region.
Accredited Care: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognized our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.
Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.
Convenience: Our 5,000-square-foot facility is dedicated specifically to assistive technology services for patients, including individualized evaluation, equipment trial and training.