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  Patient Aids
Patient aids are the supporting items, devices, or equipment, used by a person suffering from physical disabilities or ailments. Patient aids equipment help the patient to carry out day to day activities with ease. Different types of patient aids equipment are power wheel chair, commode chair, bed tray, dressing stick, massage chairs, digital hearing aid, crutch, utensil holder, oxygen cylinder, a wheelchair, walking stick etc.

Patient aids lead to greater independence for patients with disabilities as they enable them to perform tasks that they could not accomplish before, or found exceedingly difficult to perform by themselves.

Patient aids are often classified based on their usage. While seating products such as special chairs help patients to sit comfortably and safely, standing products like standing frames and standing wheelchairs assist them in the standing position. Still other products such as walking aids help patients to be able to walk and move around e.g. canes, crutches, walkers, etc.

Technologies assisting patients with disabilities are increasingly making use of robotics, electronics and sophisticated computer hardware and software. Some examples include robot-aided rehabilitation devices, radio aids, telecommunications devices for the deaf, accessible computer input devices, etc.
  Bathroom Aids  Dining Aid  Dressing Aid
  Hearing Aid  Household Aid  Kitchen Aid
  Mobility Aid  Orthopaedic Aid  Rehabilitation Aid
  Respiratory Aid  



Bathroom Aids
Are those toiletry aids, which are used by patients such as commode chair, shower care, toilet tissue, toilet safety frame, bath step, bath tube rail, raised toilet seat etc. These bathroom aids can either be portable or stationery for patient convenience. For instance, while portable aids can be moved to the patient, a patient can reach the stationery ones using a wheelchair or any other mobility aid. The total market size of bathroom aids industry is approximately US $ 8 billion.

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Bath StepCommode ChairShower Chair
Wheeled Commode  


Dining Aid
Just like a wheelchair assists patients move around, this patient aids equipment includes diverse collection of cutlery through which patients suffering from different types of diseases can use to eat their meals, water or medicines. Dining aid that is supplied in the market comes equipped with either fixed or adjustable handles. Dinning aid are of several types such as curved utensil, bed tray, disposable food catcher, weighted utensils, curved utensils, knife, fork, spoons, plates, bowels, cups etc.

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Bed Tray


Dressing Aid
Dressing Aid Dressing aid is the collection of supportive devices, tools or patient aids equipment that are especially designed for making the task of dressing easier. Dressing aids are of many types such as dressing stick, leg lift, sock holders, elastic shoelaces, stocking, shoehorn etc. These aids can prove to be beneficial for those who are suffering from poor health, impairments, physical damage and restricted physical movement, such as those who've been advised to use a wheelchair.
Hearing Aid
Is a device or a tool used by the impaired people who have a hard problem in hearing. There are a wide variety of hearing aids available in the market, which vary in size, power and circuitry. Common types of hearing aids and patient aids equipment for hearing available in the market are BTE hearing aid, CIC hearing aid, ITE hearing aid, ITC hearing aid, and digital hearing aid. The global size of the hearing aid industry values at US$6 billion with about 5.5 million units sold each year.

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Digital Hearing Aid


Household Aid
Household aid includes those devices or patient aids equipment that have been specifically designed to aid patients who are suffering from some form of mobility ailments or disorders and have to use assistive devices such as a wheelchair. Folding step stool, shower chair, swivel chairs, perching stool, handy bar, foot stool, handy grabber, lift chair, stretcher chair, foot stool, dental chair are some of the widely used household aid.

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Patient ChairsPatient StoolsPhone Amplifier


Kitchen Aid
Kitchen aid consists of variety of appliances or equipments like tap turner, bread knife, jug kettle tipper, utensil holder, talking kitchen timer, foam utensils, digital cooking thermometer etc. These appliances and patient aids equipment come in multitude of sizes, designs, pattern, shapes and are easy to use.

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Utensil Holder
Mobility Aid
Are the portable tools or devices, which provides support and assistance to a patient while walking. Mobility aids used by the patients are walkers, a wheelchair, crutches, steel wheel chair, a motorized wheelchair, walking stick, rollator, wheeled walker, folding wheel chair, walking frame etc. The present share of mobility aids industry is around US $ 1.9 billion, which is estimated to rise to US $ 3.6 billions by the end of 2010. The wheelchair and scooter markets alone were valued at $3.2 billion in 2005 and are expected to grow to $7.4 billion by 2012.

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CrutchCrutchesRollator
WalkerWalking FrameWalking Stick
Wheel ChairsWheeled Walker 


Orthopaedic Aid
Orthopedic aid includes those tools, machines or other patient aids equipment that are used for preventing and correcting injuries of skeletal system, muscle joints and ligaments. These devices are mainly constructed for offering stability, protecting tissues, correcting alignment and improving function of the affected body part. Orthopedic devices are of many types such as back support belt, foot orthotics, ankle foot orthosis, knee orthosis, knee ankle foot orthosis, memory foam mattress, etc.

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Back Support AidFinger AidHand Aid
Leg Aid  


Rehabilitation Aid
Are the tools or devices used for restoring some or all of the physical, mental and neurological capabilities of a patient that were lost because of a serious injury or ailment. While assistive devices e.g. a wheelchair, help patient adjust to normal daily activities, rehabilitation aids help in their recovery. Cervical collar, cervical aid, neck collar, rib belt, wrist brace, cervical pillow are some of the examples of rehabilitation aids. The current size of rehabilitation aids and the patient aids equipment industry is US $ 57.8 billions.

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Cervical AidNeck CollarRib Belt
StockinettesWrist Brace 
Respiratory Aid
Are the tools, machines, devices or patient aids equipment, especially created to support the respiration process in the human beings. These are a different class of equipment because unlike other devices viz. a wheelchair, which assist patients in carrying out daily activities, these help a process within the human body. Some of the prime respiratory aids are nebulizer, oxygen cylinder, mucus clearing device, incentive spirometer.

In this patient aids section, we have displayed the information about global manufacturers, suppliers and traders dealing in different types of patient aids such as commode chair, shower care, toilet tissue, toilet safety frame, bath step, bath tube rail, nebulizer, oxygen cylinder, mucus clearing device, incentive spirometer etc.

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NebulizerOxygen Cylinder


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