Guidance

Assistive technology: definitions, examples and safe use

Helps manufacturers and healthcare professionals understand the definition of assistive technology and the difference between medical devices and aids to daily living.

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This Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance for healthcare professionals covers:

  • examples of assistive technology
  • a definition of aids for daily living
  • common safety issues
  • sources of further information
Published 18 December 2014
Last updated 14 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated medical devices definition.

  2. Changed title and summary and made major content changes to the HTML page attachment.

  3. Updated guidance including links to buying medical devices for personal use.

  4. Amended link to guidance from DfT on mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs on the road.

  5. Guidance on the main issues of wheelchairs in cars and private transport - reminders for safe use.

  6. First published.