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'Assistive Devices' Learning Object

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The assistive devices learning object is an interactive multimedia tutorial that teaches learners the basic characteristics, rationale, indications, and contraindications of the use of assistive devices for ambulation. The learning object introduces the learner to these basic concepts through the use of textual content enhanced by multimedia animations and graphics.

Educational objectives: 

The learner will be able select an appropriate assistive device for a given problem or medical condition.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

These computer-based tutorials were created as "reusable learning objects", and are available in CD-ROM and web-based versions. The tutorial takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. 

An internet browser with Flash Player 6 or later.
Supported browsers:

  • Windows: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x and above CompuServe 7, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 and above
  • Mac: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x and above, AOL for OS X, Opera 6, or Safari 1.x and above
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Rodriguez O, Phancao F, Ruiz JG, Motta-Valencia K, Ribera V. Assistive Devices for Ambulation in the Elderly (web-based program). GeriU, the Online Geriatrics University, Stein Gerontological Institute, 2006.

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Date posted: 
Fri, 08/07/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 06/06/2012
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, and . 'Assistive Devices' Learning Object. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from:


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