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Assistive Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Assistive Technologies  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-08-31
ISBN : 1466644230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals. Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a comprehensive collection of research, developments, and knowledge on technologies that enable disabled individuals to function effectively and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks. These volumes serve as a crucial reference source for experts in fields as diverse as healthcare, information science, education, engineering, and human-computer interaction, with applications bridging multiple disciplines.

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities Book
Author : Giulio E. Lancioni,Nirbhay N. Singh
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-01-07
ISBN : 1489980296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The familiar image of the disabled tends to emphasize their limitations and reduced quality of life. However, many people with cognitive, motor, and other difficulties also have the capacity to enhance their social interactions, leisure pursuits and daily activities with the aid of assistive technology. Assistive devices from the simple to the sophisticated, have become essential to intervention programs for this population. And not surprisingly the numbers of devices available are growing steadily. Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities offers expert analysis of pertinent issues coupled with practical discussion of solutions for effective support. Its comprehensive literature review describes current and emerging devices and presents evidence-based guidelines for matching promising technologies to individuals. Program outcomes are assessed, as are their potential impact on the future of the field. In addition, chapters provide detailed descriptions of the personal and social needs of the widest range of individuals with congenital and acquired conditions, including: Acquired brain damage. Communication impairment. Attention and learning difficulties (with special focus on college students). Visual impairment and blindness. Autism spectrum disorders. Behavioral and occupational disorders. Alzheimer's disease. Severe, profound and multiple impairments. The scope and depth of coverage makes Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in developmental psychology, rehabilitation medicine, educational technology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and clinical psychology.

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare Book
Author : Lynn Gitlow,Kathleen Flecky
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-08-08
ISBN : 1119483239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing a holistic and client-centered approach, Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare explores the individual’s needs within the environment, examines the relationship between disability and a variety of traditional and cutting-edge technologies, and presents a humanistic discussion of Technology-Environment Intervention (TEI). Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors, this text introduces readers to a variety of conceptual practice models and the clinical reasoning perspectives. It also provides insight into how designers go about solving human-tech problems, discusses best practices for both face-to-face and virtual teams, and looks at the psychological, sociocultural, and cognitive factors behind the development and provision of assistive technologies. Examines a wide range of technologies and environmental interventions Demonstrates how a better understanding of the complexity of human interaction with both the physical and social environment can lead to better use of technology Explores the future of technology and research in TEI Complete with a range of learning features such as keywords, case studies and review questions, this book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in occupational therapy and other related health professions, as well as those undertaking certification and board examinations.

Assistive Technologies E Book

Assistive Technologies  E Book Book
Author : Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2014-11-14
ISBN : 0323291015
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Keep It Simple A Guide to Assistive Technologies

Keep It Simple  A Guide to Assistive Technologies Book
Author : Ravonne A. Green,Vera Blair
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011-03-21
ISBN : 1591588677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Simple, straightforward guidance for the practitioner who wants to use assistive technologies to extend library access. • Tutorials on technologies for individuals with disabilities arranged by disability category • 47 Microsoft Accessibility Options screenshots • Extensive bibliographies for each disability category and for universal access, training, and marketing • A glossary of assistive technology terms • Extensive resources for each disability category

Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders

Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders Book
Author : Silton, Nava R.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2015-05-31
ISBN : 1466683961
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors. Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society.

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia Book
Author : Fabrice Jotterand,Marcello Ienca,Bernice Elger,Tenzin Wangmo
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-10-02
ISBN : 0190459808
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The financial burden and the level of specialized care required to look after older adults with dementia has reached the point of a public health crisis. Older adults diagnosed and living with the disorder reached 35.6 million worldwide in 2010 and is expected to increase to 135.5 million in 2050, with costs soaring to $1.1 trillion. In the face of the increasing burden this disorder poses to health care systems and the management of this patient population, intelligent assistive technologies (IATs) represent a remarkable and promising strategy to meet the need of persons suffering from dementia. These technologies aim at helping individuals compensate for specific physical and cognitive deficits, and maintain a higher level of independence at home and in everyday activities. However, the rapid development and widespread implementation of these technologies are not without associated challenges at multiple levels. An international and multidisciplinary group of authors provide future-oriented and in-depth analysis of IATs. Part I delineates the current landscape of intelligent assistive technologies for dementia care and age-related disability from a global perspective, while the contributions in Part II analyze and address the major psycho-social implications linked to the development and clinical use of IATs. In the last section, essays examine the major ethical, social and regulatory issues associated with the use of IATs in dementia care. This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of how IATs are reshaping dementia care.

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities Book
Author : Kouroupetroglou, Georgios
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-08-31
ISBN : 1466644397
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Individuals with disabilities that impede their range of motion often have difficulty accessing technologies. With the use of computer-based assistive technology; devices, tools, and services can be used to maintain and improve the functional capabilities of motor disabilities. Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities investigates solutions to the difficulties of impaired technology access by highlighting the principles, methods, and advanced technological solutions for those with motor impairments. This reference source is beneficial to academia, industry, and various professionals in disciplines such as rehabilitation science, occupational therapy, human-computer interface development, ergonomics, and teaching in inclusive and special education. This publication is integrated with its pair book Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations.

Design and Use of Assistive Technology

Design and Use of Assistive Technology Book
Author : Meeko Mitsuko K. Oishi,Ian M. Mitchell,H. F. Machiel Van der Loos
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-09-16
ISBN : 1441970312
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Design and Use of Assistive Technology assesses major hurdles in the design and use of assistive technologies, while also providing guidelines and recommendations to improve these technologies. This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving the major issues surrounding designing and using assistive technologies for the physically impaired by blending engineering, computer science and medicine. The most difficult problems in assistive technologies, such as privacy concerns in data gathering and analysis, inherent heterogeneity of the user population, knowledge transfer of novel technologies and incorporation of the user perspective into the design process are all addressed. The book also: -Presents theories on assistive technology through the lens of fields ranging from engineering and computer science to occupational therapy and neurology -Discusses assistive technologies in a broad scope that presents designs and theories that are universally applicable Design and Use of Assistive Technology features contributions from experts in their subject areas who discuss specific methods and mechanisms to integrate the user’s experience into design and clinical evaluation in order to both create academic outreach through practical service models and improve knowledge transfer.

Disability Society and Assistive Technology

Disability  Society and Assistive Technology Book
Author : Bodil Ravneberg,Sylvia Söderström
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-03-27
ISBN : 1317150074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The provision of assistive technology is an important individual and collective service of the welfare state. The state plays a significant role towards linking users and products, and the matching of devices and users is both a science and an art. However, many people feel it is stigmatising to use individually designed assistive technologies as they often, in a subtle way, convey discriminating barriers in society. The major challenges of assistive technology are thus to reduce social exclusion and marginalisation and, importantly, to reduce individual risks and societal costs related to non-use due to deficiencies in usability, aesthetics and design of the technologies. This groundbreaking book discusses the relationships among society, disability and technology by using different empirical examples (e.g., school, everyday life) to show why the combination of disability studies and STS-studies (science, technology and society) is a fruitful approach to understanding and meeting these challenges. The book explores the significance of the technologies for users, society and the field; identifies challenges to designing, adopting and using assistive technologies; and points at theoretical challenges in research as well as professional challenges in assistive technology service provision. The book also scrutinises the role of assistive technology devices, as well as the organisational structure of the assistive technology market, in relation to disabled people’s lives. This book will be valuable reading for students, academics, teachers and social educators interested in Disability Studies, STS Studies, Product Design, Sociology, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, as well as engineers working in the field of assistive technology.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Alain Pruski,Harry Knops,Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781586035433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Points towards the difficulty encountered in research and development carried out by laboratories to reach the users. This book aims at alerting developers so that they pay attention to the outcome of their work. Inventive research and technologies which have a high potential in the field of Assistive Technology are described in this publication.

Assistive Technology for the Hearing impaired Deaf and Deafblind

Assistive Technology for the Hearing impaired  Deaf and Deafblind Book
Author : Marion A. Hersh,Michael A Johnson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-04-28
ISBN : 1852338555
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Affirmative legislative action in many countries now requires that public spaces and services be made accessible to disabled people. Although this is often interpreted as access for people with mobility impairments, such legislation also covers those who are hearing or vision impaired. In these cases, it is often the provision of advanced technological devices and aids which enables people with sensory impairments to enjoy the theatre, cinema or a public meeting to the full. Assistive Technology for the Hearin-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind shows the student of rehabilitation technology how this growing technical provision can be used to support those with varying reductions in auditory ability and the deafblind in modern society. Features: instruction in the physiology of the ear together with methods of measurement of hearing levels and loss; the principles of electrical engineering used in assistive technology for the hearing impaired; description and demonstration of electrical engineering used in hearing aids and other communications enhancement technologies; explanation of many devices designed for every-day living in terms of generic electrical engineering; sections of practical projects and investigations which will give the reader ideas for student work and for self teaching. The contributors are internationally recognised experts from the fields of audiology, electrical engineering, signal processing, telephony and assistive technology. Their combined expertise makes Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind an excellent text for advanced students in assistive and rehabilitation technology and to professional engineers and medics working in assistive technology who wish to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current engineering advances.

Patent Landscape Report on Assistive Devices and Technologies for Visually and Hearing Impaired Persons

Patent Landscape Report on Assistive Devices and Technologies for Visually and Hearing Impaired Persons Book
Author : World Intellectual Property Organization
Publisher : WIPO
Release : 2015-06-26
ISBN : 9280521659
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first report of the WIPO Patent Landscape Report series in the area of disabilities. It presents research on various assistive devices and technologies, includes an analysis on the geographical distribution of patent protection of these technologies, and features business data on major patent portfolios as well as a round-up of key innovators. Additionally, the report touches on technologies serving the same goals as the Marrakesh Treaty and the Accessible Book Consortium (ABC), namely those facilitating access of visually and hearing impaired persons to published works.

Cutting Edge Research in Technologies

Cutting Edge Research in Technologies Book
Author : Constantin Volosencu
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2015-10-21
ISBN : 9535121863
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book Cutting Edge Research in Technologies responds to the great interest for innovation in the large domain of technologies. It presents contributions by researchers with high expertise in the field, serving as a valuable reference for scientists, researchers, graduate students, and professionals. The book has five chapters covering the following subjects: information and communication technologies and services with the aim of improving the quality of life and the mobility of users, localisation technologies for deployment of mobile robots in dynamic environments, embedded video processing circuit design flow in the Python language, data communications and networking, and textile weaving.

Assistive Technologies

Assistive Technologies Book
Author : Albert M. Cook,Susan M. Hussey
Publisher : Mosby Incorporated
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assistive Technologies presents information about various assistive technologies used by individuals with disabilities. It offers an introduction, with a basic orientation.

Enabling Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Enabling Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book
Author : Tanu Wadhera,Deepti Kakkar
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2022-02-15
ISBN : 100053605X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This cutting-edge volume explores how technological tools can be designed, engineered and implemented to assess and support individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. Tanu Wadhera and Deepti Kakkar and their expert contributors focus on technological tools as equalizers in Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) at every stage, the importance of demand-specific design, and how we can best engineer and deploy both invasive and non-invasive individual-centered approaches that support and connect individuals. Considering the perspectives of patients, clinicians and technologists, it explores key topics including design and evaluation of platforms for tech-tools, automated diagnosis, brain imaging techniques, tech-diagnostic frameworks with AI and machine learning, sensing technology, smart brain prosthetics, gamification, alternative communication devices, and education tools and interactive toys. Outlining future challenges for research, Enabling Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders is useful for scholars and professionals in psychology, technology, engineering and medicine concerned with design, development and evaluation of a range of assistive technological tools.

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy E Book

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy   E Book Book
Author : Heidi McHugh Pendleton,Winifred Schultz-Krohn
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2017-03-10
ISBN : 032333928X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 8th Edition prepares you for occupational therapy practice with adults who have physical disabilities. This cornerstone text provides a foundation for the development of clinical reasoning skills in a comprehensive, case-based learning approach to physical dysfunction. New full color photos and helpful pedagogy, including threaded case studies, OT Practice Notes, ethical considerations, and end-of-chapter review questions, reinforce learning, enhance retention, and prompt you to apply principles in a clinical setting. UNIQUE! Threaded case studies, woven throughout each chapter, help you apply concepts to real-life clinical practice. UNIQUE! Ethical Considerations boxes highlight the key ethical concerns of treatment options so you can practice ethically. UNIQUE! OT Practice Notes convey important considerations for professional practice. Focuses on the occupational therapist’s role in health and wellness, which the OTA has identified as a key practice area in the 21st century. Information on prevention, rather than simply intervention or treatment, shows how OTs can take a proactive role in patient care. Evidence-based content included throughout, especially in regards to evaluation and intervention. Content on occupational therapy’s commitment to considering cultural and ethnic diversity in every chapter. Key terms, chapter outlines, chapter objectives lay out the information you can expect to learn from each chapter.

Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities

Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on the Handicapped
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on the Handicapped, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People Book
Author : Marion Hersh,Michael A Johnson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-05-12
ISBN : 1846288673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Equal accessibility to public places and services is now required by law in many countries. For the vision-impaired, specialised technology often can provide a fuller enjoyment of the facilities of society, from large scale meetings and public entertainments to reading a book or making music. This volume explores the engineering and design principles and techniques used in assistive technology for blind and vision-impaired people. This book maintains the currency of knowledge for engineers and health workers who develop devices and services for people with sight loss, and is an excellent source of reference for students of assistive technology and rehabilitation.