What is Environmental Control Unit (ECU)?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Possum Controls Steeper ECU


Environmental Control Units (ECU) enable persons with physical disabilities to participate in a range of daily activities at home, at work, in classrooms, in nursing homes, and in hospitals through a variety of user-friendly interfaces.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Weakness in arms 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1 1
Support activities of daily living (ADL) 1 0
Weakness in hands 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Dosage Patients
daily 1


Currently using Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in arms)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a GEWA Environmental Control http://www.possum.co.uk/static/products/59/files/guide.pdf with switch, my Tobii eye gaze technology and the Possum User Intercom and Door Entry System http://www.possum.co.uk/product/84 again, with switch

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