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Assistive technology market expected to reach nearly $50 billion by 2030, market research firm says NMSC. This statistic shows the size of the assistive technology market worldwide between 2019 and 2030.

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

For starters, Siri and Alexa are a daily reminder of the rise of voice-assist technology. The very reason for this growth is attributed to making things and memories accessible with technical reminders and interactions. Both of these voice interaction devices pair with devices like TVs, tablets, and Echo devices to help perform menial tasks like controlling electrical devices, reading e-books, playing music , group calls, managing entry and exit security, setting reminders, suggesting ideas and organizing your calendar, and more.

Just like these two well-known devices, here are the best assistive technology apps to look for-

Best assistive technology mobile apps in 2022

In the area of ​​health management, assistive technology apps help people track their symptoms, pain level, mood, eating behavior, and exercise routine. All of these help users understand the need for a physical exam at due date, help physicians make informed decisions, and enable caregivers and communities to develop strong communication and social infrastructure to make life easier.

My MS Manager™, or MSAA, is a free HIPPA-compliant mobile app for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Available on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices, the app helps patients track the progress of their disease.

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 and healthcare professionals.

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

Cough drop 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 version and is available on Apple iOS and 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 version and is available on Apple iOS and 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 version and is available on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

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

NotNav and NowNav GPS accessibility is an orientation aid for the blind and visually impaired. NotNav was developed by blind people for blind people. It provides detailed directions and information about the surrounding area. The app is free and available on Android mobile devices.

Talk for you (SfY) is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application created by speech therapists for children and adults by converting an iPad into a communication device. It is a paid application and available on Apple iOS.

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

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