The mission of occupational therapy is to empower clients to act and be self-supporting (personal hygiene, preparation of meals and housekeeping), employment (including studies and school) and leisure time activities (active or passive).
From an occupational therapy point of view, activity is considered to be a basic human need. Sometimes the independent carrying out of activities can be impossible, due to health restrictions. In these cases, occupational therapy can help affected persons by means of assisting participation and the use of daily living aids. In some cases, access to intelligent technology, as well as various services, become important and are considered a compensation for the lack of body functions.