Assistive Technologies

Author: Albert M. Cook
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323291019
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Medical

It’s here: the latest edition of the one text you need to master assistive strategies, make confident clinical decisions, and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model, Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition provides detailed coverage of the broad range of devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology, and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Updated and expanded, this new edition features coverage of new ethical issues, more explicit applications of the HAAT model, and a variety of global issues highlighting technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) framework demonstrates assistive technology within common, everyday contexts for more relevant application. Focus on clinical application guides you in applying concepts to real-world situations. Review questions and chapter summaries in each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas where more study is needed. Content on the impact of AT on children and the role of AT in play and education for children with disabilities demonstrates how AT can be used for early intervention and to enhance development. Coverage of changing AT needs throughout the lifespan emphasizes how AT fits into people’s lives and contributes to their full participation in society. Principles and practice of assistive technology provides the foundation for effective decision-making. NEW! Global issues content broadens the focus of application beyond North America to include technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. NEW! Ethical issues and occupational justice content exposes you to vital information as you start interacting with clients. NEW! More case studies added throughout the text foster an understanding of how assistive technologies are used and how they function. NEW! Updated content reflects current technology and helps keep you current. NEW! Explicit applications of the HAAT model in each of the chapters on specific technologies and more emphasis on the interactions among the elements make content even easier to understand.

Robotic Assistive Technologies

Author: Pedro Encarnação
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315351766
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Genre: Medical

This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each application are provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical evidence, if existing. Ethical and social implications of robot use are also discussed. The reader will have an in depth view of rehabilitation robots, from principles to practice.

Faszien in Sport und Alltag

Author: Robert Schleip
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864139642
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

Mit diesem neuen Buch setzt der renommierte Faszienexperte Robert Schleip erneut einen Meilenstein in der Erforschung des menschlichen Bindegewebes. Er versammelt darin Beiträge von 27 führenden Faszienforschern über neueste Untersuchungs- und Studienergebnisse verschiedener Wissenschaftszweige bis zu ihrer praktischen Anwendung in der Körperarbeit, der Physiotherapie und im Tanz- und Sporttraining. Der Manualtherapeut erfährt, wie verschiedene Aktivitäten den Körper beeinflussen und welche Verletzungen dabei auftreten können. Der Sportwissenschaftler, Trainer, Yoga- oder Pilateslehrer kann sein Wissen vergrößern, lernt die besten Trainingsmethoden für die Faszien kennen und begreift, wie Sportverletzungen entstehen und wie man sie optimal behandeln kann. Faszien in Sport und Alltag ist ein umfassendes, wissenschaftlich fundiertes und unentbehrliches Handbuch für alle, die in der Medizin, im Sport oder in der Therapie mit der menschlichen Haltung und Bewegung zu tun haben.

Assistive Technology Principles and Applications for Communication Disorders and Special Education

Author: Oliver Wendt
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9781780522951
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides readers with knowledge of practical applications, theoretical models, services and evidence-based solutions in the areas of assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This book equips practicing clinicians, educators and students with the necessary background to use AT and AAC with their clients.

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook Second Edition

Author: Stefano Federici
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351230889
Release Date: 2017-11-23
Genre: Medical

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the biopsychosocial model of disability. The model provides reference guidelines for evidence-based practice, guiding both public and private centers that wish to compare, evaluate, and improve their ability to match a person with the correct technology model. This second edition also offers a contribution to the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, whose activities are strongly focused on the assistive products service delivery model. Organized into three parts, the handbook: gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments; describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of psychotechnologist; and reviews technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces, exoskeletons, and technologies for music therapy. Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents, offering a framework for future practice and research.

Assistive Technology Service Delivery

Author: Anthony Shay
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128129807
Release Date: 2018-09-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Assistive Technology Service Delivery: A Practical Guide for Disability and Employment Professionals provides professionals working in vocational rehabilitation with the guidelines and methodologies they need to carry out their daily work at a high standard. Crucially, the techniques and tools described in the book are based on evidence gathered in rigorous research. Chapters cover an introduction to the accommodations system, the role of assistive technology as an accommodation and evidence-based practice in vocational rehabilitation, the service delivery process, from referral, through technology procurement and implementation, to the monitoring of outcomes. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors then present techniques, tools and tips for assistive technology service delivery, with illustrative case study examples. Written with practicing assistive technology professionals and students in mind, this book translates technical knowledge into content that professionals can understand and readily apply. Presented in a highly accessible style that translates technical knowledge into content that practicing professionals can understand and readily apply Based on evidence-based practice, giving the reader the evidence to support the application of assistive technology in vocational rehabilitation Written by highly-regarded assistive technology professionals who share their hands-on experience of applying the techniques, tools and tips covered in the book

Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions

Author: Dave Edyburn
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781784416416
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Education

The Advances in Special Education Technology series is designed to focus international attention on applications of technology for individuals with disabilities.

Ergotherapie bei Hemiplegie

Author: Ortrud Eggers
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642618222
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Medical

Viele Menschen werden, auch schon in jüngeren Jahren, durch Verletzungen und Erkrankungen im Bereich des Zentralnervensystems hemiplegisch. Um eine optimale Eingliederung in Familie, Gesellschaft und Beruf zu erreichen, benötigt ein Halbseitengelähmter neben verschiedenen anderen Rehabilitationsmaßnahmen eine zielgerichtete Ergotherapie, die mit den Behandlungsgrundlagen nach Bobath Funktionsverbesserungen der paretischen Seite anstrebt. Durch Hemmung der Spastizität und der pathologischen Haltungs- und Bewegungsmuster werden die sensomotorischen Funktionen wieder ermöglicht und damit Körpersymmetrie, Sensibilität und Körperschema gefördert. Dieser praxisbezogene Leitfaden wurde in erster Linie für die fachspezifische Vertiefung in Ausbildung befindlicher und praktizierender Ergotherapeuten geschrieben. Ärzte, Physiotherapeuten und andere Mitarbeiter in der Rehabilitation bekommen mit diesem Buch einen Einblick in ein Spezialgebiet der Ergotherapie.

Proceedings of the Joint Conference of APCHI 2000 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Human Computer Interaction ASEAN Ergonomics 2000 6th S E Asian Ergonomics Society Conference

Author: Kee Yong Lim
Publisher: Elsevier Science
ISBN: UOM:39015050716110
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

In the next millennium, it is anticipated that human factors issues will take centre stage in initiatives targeted at enhancing economic competitiveness and productivity. This development is already discernible in nascent knowledge and digital based industries and economies, which are expected to emerge in force in the near future and continue to dominate thereafter. These developments will establish irreversibly the emerging global economy. The theme of the APCHI 2000 conference is: "Towards a seamless integration of collaborative human computer systems" to reflect the already discernible shift in focus of human computer interaction (HCI). whilst the theme of the ASEAN Ergonomics 2000 conference is: "From user centeredness to people centeredness" to reflect the imminent shift in focus that is required of human factors. The papers in these proceedings provide a good contrast of human factors contributions to both old and new economies that make up ASEAN and APEC. They highlight the diverse roles human factors can play in advancing the quality of life in developed, developing and third world nations. They also serve as a guide to human factors practitioners in old economies on what to expect as their economies develop.

Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

Author: Diane Pedrotty Bryant
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 020532715X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

This new book provides a lifespan and multidisciplinary approach to a discussion of the use of current technology in the fields of special education, rehabilitation, speech-language pathology, and other disciplines. The text reflects the authors' years of experience teaching both K-12 students and adults, as well as their own framework for understanding assistive technology application and integrating technology into instruction. Chapters include information about assistive technology that promotes knowledge and skills, and activities are dispersed throughout the book to keep students engaged and to make concrete the practical applications and opportunities that good technology provides for persons with disabilities.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781935281658
Release Date: 2009-09-18
Genre: Medical

A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices

Author: John D. Hsu
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323039314
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

With new coverage of postpolio syndrome, cranial orthoses, and now incorporating the perspectives of renowned physiatrists, this is a one-stop rehabilitation resource. Tips and Pearls in every chapter and a new 2-color format make accessing information a snap. Incorporates chapters on the Orthotic Prescription, Strength and Materials, and the Normal and Pathologic Gait help you understand your role in the rehabilitative process. Carries the authority and approval of AAOS, the preeminent orthopaedic professional society. Contains new chapters on: Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Paralysis; Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Syndromes; and Cranial Orthoses. Incorporates evidence-based recommendations into the chapters on spinal, upper- and lower-limb orthoses to help you select the most proven approach for your patients.