Technology has made an impact is every aspect of life including in the field of occupational therapy. The technological advances has allowed for more specific diagnostic techniques that have lead to more specific therapy. The specificity of the therapy has allowed for more improvements in the ability to perform all activities required for daily living. Therefore allowing for more independence or increased independence for people who without this technology would be dependent on others for certain life tasks. The idea of increasing technology to make life easier allows for those in need of occupational therapy to have the ability to life a fuller more independent life without necessarily regaining full ability. The technological increases that make life easier are improved splinting techniques, improved prosthetics, more research into various adaptation aids and more distinctly developed therapies based on improved knowledge.
Hayes, Lindsay, "How Technology Usage is Altering the Field of Occupational Therapy" (2012). Honors Projects. Paper 145.