ILC Assistive Equipment Database
We have an extensive computerised database containing information on over 6,500 products and services for people with disabilities and older persons.
Information is added to the database and regularly updated by health professionals.
Product information includes (but is not limited to) dimensions, models, options, place of manufacture, Western Australian suppliers, and approximate prices.
Digitised images of items are displayed, and the system has the facility to show videos of the products in use.
Search facilities include searching for products in designated groups, searching by keywords, searching by dimensions or searching by supplier.
The database also contains "Buyer's Guides" and general information (to help choose products). It is recommended that advice be obtained from a health professional to assist with choosing the most appropriate products.
Information on products and services in the database, as well as comprehensive advice, may be obtained by telephoning the Independent Living Centre's enquiry line to speak with a health professional, and to make an appointment for a consultation at the Centre if required. Information sheets can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed following a consultation with a therapist.
The database is available to external users via this website.
The ILC Equipment Database categorises equipment into the following groups:
Includes items such as shower chairs and commodes, bedside commodes, toilet seat raisers, children’s toilet supports.
Clothing and Dressing
Includes aids to assist with dressing, long-handled reachers, modified and protective clothing, footwear and specialty footwear suppliers.
Includes disposable and re-useable continence products, protective bed and chair covers, odour control products, and other related items.
Includes various types of adjustable and non-adjustable beds, bed supports and positioning equipment, mattresses and overlays for pressure management, over bed tables, and equipment to assist with movement in bed.
Eating and Drinking
Includes many types of modified cutlery, plates, bowls, cups and mugs and other eating and drinking aids.
Includes equipment that assists with meal preparation and household cleaning activities, as well as items to assist with tasks such as operating taps, and opening cans and jars.
Includes various types of lounge and dining chairs, including those which are adjustable in height, electrically operated lift and recline chairs, office seating and various leg rests and foot stools. Additional groups in this section relate to children’s seating, specialised seating for pressure management and positioning, as well as accessories for chairs such as tables and back / neck supports.
Walking and Mobility Aids
Includes walking sticks and all types of walking frames, as well as specialist walkers for children and adults.
Includes various categories of wheelchairs by type and weight, for example, self-propelled (manual) and attendant-propelled (transit) wheelchairs, powered (electric) chairs, as well as electric scooters. The section also includes postural supports and specialist cushions for wheelchairs. This is a complex part of the database.
Lifting, Transferring and Standing Equipment
This section is also complex, including various types of hoists for moving people, wheelchairs, scooters and other equipment in various environments. Also included are simpler items of equipment that assist people to move, such as transfer boards and slide sheets.
Includes information about vehicle modifications, hoists and scooter / wheelchair carriers, restraint systems for wheelchairs being transported in vehicles, modified bicycles and tricycles, and other items.
Includes all types of emergency call systems including those linked to a domestic telephone system and personal emergency alert devices. Also included in this section are various aids for reading and writing, clocks and watches with special features (eg. large numbers and voice output), speech amplification aids, and other items.
Augmentative Communication Devices and Microelectronic Devices
This section includes simple products and ideas, and complex voice output equipment for assisting with communication, specialised computer hardware and software which provides alternative access to use of computers, software for children and adults with disabilities. These include language and literacy development software, authoring / multimedia software, environmental controls, and many other types of products.
Vocation Aids and Equipment
Includes equipment related to work environments such as adjustable desks, computer work station accessories, modified tools, trolleys and carts, workbenches, and similar products.
Includes various types of modified recreation equipment for activities such as gardening, fishing, crafts, table games and other activities.
Building Requirements and Design Ideas
Includes information about products related to designing and building internal and external environments to ensure they are able to be used by older people and people with disabilities, or for people experiencing some difficulties within their own living environments. The sorts of products found here include slip resistant flooring, grab rails for bathrooms and toilets, hand held showers, household appliances and fittings which have specific features that make them easier to use. Also included here are products that comply with specific Australian Standards related to the Building Codes of Australia.