Assistive technology: definition and safe use

Guidance on the definition of assistive technology and safe use of this type of medical device, which includes mobility aids and therapy equipment.



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 8 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance including links to buying medical devices for personal use.
  2. Amended link to guidance from DfT on mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs on the road.
  3. Guidance on the main issues of wheelchairs in cars and private transport - reminders for safe use.
  4. First published.