My Current Location Atlanta, GA 30308

Access Your Account

New to Healthgrades?

Join for free!

Or, sign in directly with Healthgrades:

Doctors and their Administrators:
Sign Up or Log In

10 Types of Assistive Devices for MS

Your MS Toolkit

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and impaired vision can interfere with your daily life. Assistive devices are tools designed to overcome these obstacles. The tools range from electric can openers and easy-to-hold combs to sophisticated computer aids and specially adapted vans. But all share a common purpose: making your life easier.

Was this helpful? (40)

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

© 2016 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. Multiple Sclerosis and Mobility-Related Assistive Technology: Systematic Review of Literature. A. Souza et al. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2010, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 213-24.
  2. Forearm Supports. U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Accommodation Network.
  3. Writing Aids. U.S. Department of Labor's Job Accommodation Network.
  4. Advocating for Your Child's Academics. Arthritis Foundation.
  5. Rehabilitation. American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging.
  6. Assistive Devices. National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  7. Dexterity: Technology Solutions for Dexterity Challenges. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, undated,
  8. Technology Solutions. National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  9. Vision: Technology Solutions for Vision Challenges, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  10. Buying an Adapted Vehicle. National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  11. Make Your Bathroom Safer and Easier to Use. National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  12. Promoting Function, Independence, and Mobility. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 
  13. You Can…Manage Fatigue. National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  14. Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
  15. Assistive Devices. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

You Might Also Like

Share via Email


The Emotional Toll of Multiple Sclerosis


Don't Delay Using Assistive Devices for MS

Up Next

Don't Delay Using Assistive Devices for MS