Assistive technology, by paraphrased definition, is any tool that will increase, improve, or maintain functioning.
Boy, oh boy, does this fit that description.
For those of us that are not gifted in the area of parallel parking, the new Toyota Prius has a HANDS-FREE, Intelligent Parking Assistant option. In addition to getting some pretty amazing gas mileage, this thing will parallel park your car for you.
If that doesn't increase or improve our functioning, then I don't know what will.
Look, ma! No hands!
You can read about it and see a picture by clicking here.
(Hat tip: Engadget.com)