Canes, crutches and home care services: the interplay of human and technological assistance.

@article{Allen2001CanesCA,
  title={Canes, crutches and home care services: the interplay of human and technological assistance.},
  author={Susan Mardis Allen},
  journal={Policy brief (Center for Home Care Policy and Research (U.S.))},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-6}
}
This brief reports the results of a study investigating the efficacy of canes, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs for people who need assistance with everyday activities and asks the question, does low assistive technology replace human help for people with disabilities? Study results show that canes and crutches are low cost, versatile aids that can partially substitute for human assistance by reducing the overall number of hours of care required. They can also reduce out-of-pocket expenses… CONTINUE READING