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Assistive Technology Market: Power Apps for People with Disability

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The assistive technology market is forecasted to increase to nearly $50B by 2030, according to market research company NMSC. This statistic shows the size of the assistive technology market worldwide between 2019 and 2030.

To substantiate the market predictions, we have found a huge list of assistive technology solutions available in the market for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), cognitive setbacks, and other impairments. While most are free, these apps are also available on a subscription model, which assures an independent living for the patients with improved self-worth and confidence.

To begin with, Siri & Alexa are an everyday reminder of the flourishing of voice assistive technology. The sheer reason for this growth is attributed to making things and memories accessible with technical reminders and interaction. These two voice interaction devices pair with devices such as TVs, tablets, and Echo devices to help run menial jobs like controlling electrical appliances, reading eBooks, playing music, group call people, managing entry & exit security, setting reminders, suggesting ideas, and organizing your calendar, and more.

Much like these two known devices, here are the top assistive technology apps to look out for-

Top Assistive Technology Mobile Apps in 2022

In the space of health management, assistive technology apps help people track their symptoms, pain levels, moods, dietary behavior and physical exercise routine. All of these help users understand the need for a physical checkup when due, help doctors make informed decisions and enable caregivers and communities to develop strong communication and social infrastructure for ease of living. 

My MS Manager™, or MSAA’s, is a HIPPA compliant free mobile app for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Available on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices, the app helps patients track their disease state as it evolves.

MS Care Connect™ is an easy-to-use tool to help healthcare professionals and patients monitor MS health over time. Available on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices, the app helps compare MS information to its population, track MS influencing factors, and connect patients & healthcare professionals.

Emilyn is a free app designed in partnership with over 1,500 people with MS. The MS tracking app helps understand MS symptoms, beat brain fog and have more productive conversations with the patient-doctor. The app is available on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

CoughDrop is an assistive technology app designed to communicate effectively for people with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Rett syndrome. The app offers a trial run and is available on Apple iOS & Android mobile devices.

Eidetic is an assistive technology app designed to communicate effectively for people with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Rett syndrome. The app offers a trial run and is available on Apple iOS & Android mobile devices.

Constant Therapy is an assistive technology app designed to communicate effectively for people with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Rett syndrome. The app offers a trial run and is available on Apple iOS & Android mobile devices.

Proloquo is for non-speaking children to communicate and grow language from first words to literacy. The app runs alongside Proloquo Coach, which helps parents of non-communicative children learn to use AAC to communicate and connect with them. It is paid & available on Apple iOS.

NotNav and NowNav GPS Accessibility is an orientation aid for the blind and visually impaired. NotNav was developed by the blind for the blind. It provides turn-by-turn directions and information about the surroundings. The app is free and available on Android mobile devices.

Speak for Yourself (SfY) is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application created by speech-language pathologists for children and adults by converting an iPad into a communication device. It is a paid app & available on Apple iOS.

WheelMate™ is an assistive technology app for people with mobility constraints to find wheelchair-friendly restrooms and parking. The app has over 35,000 locations across 45 countries, and it is available for free. The app is downloadable both on Apple iOS & Android mobile devices.

Are you an inventor or a developer of an assistive technology app? Email us to be added to this list of top assistive technology apps.

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