Risk level Broad description Examples (non exclusive)
Low risk assistive technology products

Low risk assistive technology are products that can be selected by you or your family with limited need for advice or setup support from assistive technology advisors to use them safely. Assistive technology advisors could be product advisors, or allied health providers where your circumstances are complex.

Low risk of causing harm when used in daily living environments.

  • Non-slip bathmat
  • Eating utensils
  • Large print labels
  • Shower stool or chair
  • Handrails
  • Portable ramps
  • Mainstream electronic computer technology
Higher risk assistive technology products All other assistive technology products will generally require advice from a qualified assistive technology practitioner (often allied health professional) to ensure the right selection and good outcomes.
  • Bedsticks and other transfer aids
  • Items that potentially restrict voluntary movement (including bed rails/covers; weighted blankets)
  • Powered devices for magnification, hearing etc.
  • Mobility and postural support or correction devices
  • Motor vehicle adaptions
  • Pressure care devices
  • Beds adjustable while occupied
  • Prosthetics; orthotics
  • Devices to support breathing
This page current as of
19 March 2021
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