DESK REVIEWS | 05.08.05. Assistive technology to compensate for loss of capacity

DESK REVIEW | 05.08.05. Assistive technology to compensate for loss of capacity

The SUS provides assistive technology such as wheelchairs, walking sticks, orthoses, protheses etc. (Brazilian Ministry of Health, 2016a). More details on this matter can be seen in Part 7.

References:

Brazilian Ministry of Health. (2016a). Conheça a assistência oferecida pelo SUS às pessoas com deficiências.

There has been no widely available assistive technology to compensate for loss of capacity. However, the DKI Jakarta province developed an electronic reporting system through an application called Qlue, where people can report problems encountered in the city, including if they are finding an older person who is lost (Jakarta Resmikan Pasukan Ungu Bantu Penderita Demensia, 2016).

References:

Jakarta Resmikan Pasukan Ungu Bantu Penderita Demensia. (2016). BeritaSatu. https://www.beritasatu.com/kesehatan/387342/jakarta-resmikan-pasukan-ungu-bantu-penderita-demensia