Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes systems and services linked to the distribution of assistive services and products. The technology helps individuals with a disability to live a healthy, independent, and productive lives.
With time, we have seen the cases of disability going up. People have access to these assistive technologies in many places. However, there still are several places where people in need do not have access to these devices.
There is a dramatic increase in disability amongst people because of the demographic trends and increases in chronic health conditions. A report published by WHO states that almost every human being, at some point in time, experiences some form of disability. This increases the need for assistive technology.