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Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology

Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology Book
Author : Ladan Najafi,Donna Cowan
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-11-15
ISBN : 0128124881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) is a subset of a wider range of products and services known as Assistive Technology (AT). AT is designed to support and enable people with disabilities, either acquired or congenital, to participate in activities with greater independence and safety. With a global aging population, it has an important role to play in enabling and supporting those with disability and their carers. Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology discusses a range of commonly available or emerging electronic assistive technologies. It provides historical background, advice when assessing for these devices and references different models of provision. It includes both medical and engineering aspects of provision. It is anticipated that the book will support students, trainees, and newly qualified Assistive Technology Practitioners to develop their understanding of the field, by considering the variables that could potentially influence the decision-making process when assessing for and providing this equipment. It also provides a reference point for those already practicing in this field and offers coverage of a broader range of technologies than clinicians may be exposed to, in their daily work This is the first reference book to focus on a comprehensive set of electronic assistive technologies and discuss their clinical application. Provides comprehensive coverage of electronic assistive devices Gives an overview of physical and cognitive pathologies and approaches for utilizing electronic assistive devices for individuals affected by these pathologies Covers essentials for assistive technology practitioners, human factors and technologies

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook Book
Author : Stefano Federici,Marcia Scherer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-03-26
ISBN : 1439838666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference that helps assistive technology experts perform assessments that more effectively connect the person and the technology. Emphasizing the well-being of the individual with a disability, the book proposes an ideal model of the assistive technology assessment process and outlines how this model can be applied in practice internationally. 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 the psychotechnologist, who is skilled in understanding individuals and their psychosocial and technological needs and preferences Reviews cutting-edge technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces and microswitches The book synthesizes information scattered throughout the international literature, focusing on aspects that are particularly representative or innovative. It also addresses the challenges posed by the variety of health and social care systems and the different ways that individuals who need aid are defined—are they users, patients, clients, or consumers, and how does that affect the assessment? Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, internationally renowned leaders in the field of assistive technology assessment, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents. Guiding readers in matching the person and the appropriate assistive technology, it offers a framework for future practice and research. Listen to Stefano Federici talk about the handbook.

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook Book
Author : Stefano Federici,Marcia Scherer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781498774116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 for the Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Elderly Book
Author : Nagender Kumar Suryadevara,Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-03-11
ISBN : 0128185473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assistive Technology for the Elderly addresses the intricacies involved in the design and development of assisted technologies for the elderly, covering smart systems such as magnifying book contents, speaking electronic devices, alarms for doors and windows, smart alert bands, panic buttons, medication dispensers and reminders, Wander Gard, physiological parameters monitoring systems and smart home monitoring systems. This book is aimed at those who are responsible for designing assistive technology intended to be used by the elderly. It lays out the technology that is already available and covers user needs and state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies. Focuses on practical devices and technology for engineers Offers deep coverage of sensor based assistive technologies that are elderly for people with dementia, physical disabilities and people living alone Covers assistive technology ecosystems and offers case studies for practical application

Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology Design Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology  Design  Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives Book
Author : Seok, Soonhwa,Meyen, Edward L.,DaCosta, Boaventura
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2010-05-31
ISBN : 1615208186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The intent of this book is to assist researchers, practitioners, and the users of assistive technology to augment the accessibility of assistive technology by implementing human cognition into its design and practice"--Provided by publisher.

The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals

The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals Book
Author : Barbara Brown
Publisher : SLACK Incorporated
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781556427954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clearly organized and simply presented, The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals, Second Edition offers an introduction to all aspects of low vision, including a short history of low vision and the basic optics of magnifiers. Updated and revised this second edition of The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals provides practical material on assessing low vision patients, the psychology of visual loss, and ways to alleviate patients' common fears. Additionally, Barbara Brown explores current optical, nonoptical, and electronic devices and their appropriate uses for various patients. Additional features include: • Case histories to explain some differences among patients at varying levels of vision loss • Key points and study icons that highlight topics of interest for paraprofessionals studying for their certification exams • Addresses and websites for vendors of low vision aids and devices • Contact information for rehabilitation centers and support agencies to benefit visually impaired patients • Multiple references and resources for further study The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals, Second Edition is perfect for students of the ophthalmic and optometric sciences, introductory-level assistants and other medical office staff, as well as more experienced technicians. The easy-to-read format, user-friendly terminology, and resource information make it an invaluable book for all who assist low vision patients.

Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics

Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics Book
Author : Pereira, Javier
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2010-10-31
ISBN : 1605662070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book offers a comprehensive description of the needs that must be considered by IT engineers when designing technical assistance tools that can be used by disabled persons according to their specific motoric, visual, auditive, or psychic needs"--Provided by publisher.

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging Disability and Independence

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging  Disability  and Independence Book
Author : Abdelsalam Helal,Mounir Mokhtari,Bessam Abdulrazak
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-09-22
ISBN : 0470379359
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An advanced look at smart technology to promote the independence of the elderly and disabled Ongoing research and advancements in technology are essential for the continuing independence of elderly and disabled persons. The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence provides a thorough analysis of these technologies and the needs of the elderly and disabled, including a breakdown of demographics, government spending, growth rate, and much more. Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her respective field, and gives readers unparalleled insight into the research and developments in a multitude of important areas, including: User-need analyses, classifications, and policies Assistive devices and systems for people with motor disabilities Assistive devices and systems for people with visual and hearing impairments Human-machine interaction and virtual reality Assistive robotics Technology for user mobility and object manipulation Smart homes as assistant environments A discussion of emerging standards and guidelines to build accessible devices, tools, and environments This book is an indispensable resource for researchers and professionals in computer science, rehabilitation science, and clinical engineering. It also serves as a valuable textbook for graduate students in the aforementioned fields.

Clinical Engineering

Clinical Engineering Book
Author : Azzam Taktak,Paul Ganney,David Long,Richard Axell
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-12-01
ISBN : 0081026951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers, Second Edition, helps professionals and students in clinical engineering successfully deploy medical technologies. The book provides a broad reference to the core elements of the subject, drawing from a range of experienced authors. In addition to engineering skills, clinical engineers must be able to work with both patients and a range of professional staff, including technicians, clinicians and equipment manufacturers. This book will not only help users keep up-to-date on the fast-moving scientific and medical research in the field, but also help them develop laboratory, design, workshop and management skills. The updated edition features the latest fundamentals of medical technology integration, patient safety, risk assessment and assistive technology. Provides engineers in core medical disciplines and related fields with the skills and knowledge to successfully collaborate on the development of medical devices, via approved procedures and standards Covers US and EU standards (FDA and MDD, respectively, plus related ISO requirements) Includes information that is backed up with real-life clinical examples, case studies, and separate tutorials for training and class use Completely updated to include new standards and regulations, as well as new case studies and illustrations

Innovations in Computer Science and Engineering

Innovations in Computer Science and Engineering Book
Author : H. S. Saini,Rishi Sayal,A. Govardhan,Rajkumar Buyya
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-04-23
ISBN : 9813345438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book features a collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed research papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Innovations in Computer Science & Engineering (ICICSE 2020), held at Guru Nanak Institutions, Hyderabad, India, on 28–29 August 2020. It covers the latest research in data science and analytics, cloud computing, machine learning, data mining, big data and analytics, information security and privacy, wireless and sensor networks and IoT applications, artificial intelligence, expert systems, natural language processing, image processing, computer vision and artificial neural networks.

Warrior Transition Leader Medical Rehabilitation Handbook

Warrior Transition Leader  Medical Rehabilitation Handbook Book
Author : Defense Dept.,The Borden Institute, U.S. Army Medical Department (U.S.),Office of the Surgeon General,Rory A. Cooper,Paul F. Pasquina,Ron Drach,Army Medical Department Center and School (U.S.)
Publisher : Government Printing Office
Release : 2013-04-20
ISBN : 0160917018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PRINT FORMAT ONLY NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price This book is targeted toward helping Army leaders of all levels to assist wounded, injured, and ill soldiers and their families while undergoing medical rehabilitation or interacting with essential healthcare and community reintegration services. Many facets are involved in the successful healing and reintegration of soldiers, whether they continue on active duty or become successful veterans. This book should serve as a valuable tool for learning about the resources and processes that will maximize each wounded, injured, or ill soldier’s chances for success and be a resource for leaders. Information is provided about the Army Warrior Transition Command and key Army, federal agencies, veteran and military service organizations, and selected other organizations and their services and programs. Accessible information about essential principles, practices, and definitions in medical rehabilitation are included. Also presented are several vignettes on soldiers who have successfully adapted to their impairments to lead remarkable lives as soldiers or Army veterans. Although geared toward nonmedical personnel working with wounded, injured, and ill soldiers, the book has material of interest to a much broader audience. It is a must-read for anyone working within the Warrior Transition Command, or who is closely involved with or interested in assisting wounded, injured, and ill soldiers and their families.

Radical Solutions for Education in a Crisis Context

Radical Solutions for Education in a Crisis Context Book
Author : Daniel Burgos,Ahmed Tlili,Anita Tabacco
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-12-21
ISBN : 9811578699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents how to keep working on education in contexts of crisis, such as emergencies, zones of conflict, wars and health pandemics such as COVID-19. Specifically, this work shows a number of strategies to support global learning and teaching in online settings. Particularly, it first presents how to facilitate knowledge sharing and raising awareness about a specific crisis, to increase people’s safety, including educators and learners. The book then discusses various techniques, mechanisms and services that could be implemented to provide effective learning support for learners, especially in learning environments that they do not daily use, such as physical classrooms. Further, the work presents how to teach and support online educators, no matter if they are school teachers, university lecturers, youth social workers, vocational training facilitators or of any other kind. Finally, it describes worldwide case studies that have applied practical steps to keep education running during a crisis. This book provides readers with insights and guidelines on how to maintain learning undisrupted during contexts of crisis. It also provides basic and practical recommendations to the various stakeholders in educational contexts (students, content providers, technology services, policy makers, school teachers, university lecturers, academic managers, and others) about flexible, personalised and effective education in the context of crisis.

The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society Book
Author : Simeon Yates,Ronald E. Rice
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-06-01
ISBN : 0190932600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Required reading for anyone interested in the profound relationship between digital technology and society Digital technology has become an undeniable facet of our social lives, defining our governments, communities, and personal identities. Yet with these technologies in ongoing evolution, it is difficult to gauge the full extent of their societal impact, leaving researchers and policy makers with the challenge of staying up-to-date on a field that is constantly in flux. The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society provides students, researchers, and practitioners across the technology and social science sectors with a comprehensive overview of the foundations for understanding the various relationships between digital technology and society. Combining robust computer-aided reviews of current literature from the UK Economic and Social Research Council's commissioned project "Ways of Being in a Digital Age" with newly commissioned chapters, this handbook illustrates the upcoming research questions and challenges facing the social sciences as they address the societal impacts of digital media and technologies across seven broad categories: citizenship and politics, communities and identities, communication and relationships, health and well-being, economy and sustainability, data and representation, and governance and security. Individual chapters feature important practical and ethical explorations into topics such as technology and the aging, digital literacies, work-home boundary, machines in the workforce, digital censorship and surveillance, big data governance and regulation, and technology in the public sector. The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society will equip readers with the necessary starting points and provocations in the field so that scholars and policy makers can effectively assess future research, practice, and policy.

Handbook of Research on Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Conditions

Handbook of Research on Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Conditions Book
Author : Fotiadis, Dimitrios I.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2015-08-26
ISBN : 1466688297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stemming from environmental, genetic, and situational factors, chronic disease is a critical concern in modern medicine. Managing treatment and controlling symptoms is imperative to the longevity and quality of life of patients with such diseases. The Handbook of Research on Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Conditions features current research on the diagnosis, monitoring, management, and treatment of recurring diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, autoimmune disorders, and others. This handbook is intended for practitioners and researchers across various disciplines including, but not limited to, biology, biomedical engineering, computer science, and information and communication technologies. Aimed at identifying new disease determinants and the way in which new technologies can contribute to improved health outcomes, this handbook covers a variety of topics, including wearable and mobile technologies, capillaroscopy imaging, diagnostic and monitoring methods, and disease prediction modeling, among others.

The Wounded Warrior Handbook

The Wounded Warrior Handbook Book
Author : Janelle B. Moore,Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott,Don Philpott
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-09-17
ISBN : 144225243X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The typical wounded soldier must complete and file twenty-two forms after an active-duty injury. To soldiers and their families coping with the shock and reality of the injuries, figuring out what to do next—even completing tasks that seem easy like submitting paperwork—can be overwhelming and confusing. The second edition of this popular resource guide has been thoroughly revised to reflect new policies, additional benefits, updated procedures, and changes to insurance, including traumatic injury insurance and social security disability insurance. New chapters cover veterans' benefits in depth—which have seen significant changes in the last two years—and returning to active duty after an injury. As in the previous edition, this guide directs you to answers and resources for the most pressing and difficult questions that wounded veterans face, such as: Where can I find information on symptoms and treatments of injuries? How do I get through all this paperwork? Where can I get legal assistance? What can I do for employment? How do I get back into everyday life? How can I return to active duty? How do I deal with insurance? What benefits are available to me, and how do I claim them? What about my family? How can they help me? This trusted resource is both comprehensive and easy to use, and now the most up-to-date guide for wounded veterans and their families dealing with active-duty injuries.

Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems

Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems Book
Author : Yuehwern Yih
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 9781439803622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems offers theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of the system. It explores how system engineering methodologies and their applications in designing, evaluating, and optimizing the operations of the healthcare system could improve patient outcomes and cost effectiveness. The book presents an overview of current challenges in the healthcare system and the potential impact of system engineering. It describes an integrated framework for the delivery system and the tools and methodologies used for performance assessment and process improvement with examples of lean concept, evidence-based practice and risk assessment. The book then reviews system engineering methodologies and technologies and their applications in healthcare. Moving on to coverage of the design, planning, control and management of healthcare systems, the book contains chapters on 12 services sectors: preventive care, telemedicine, transplant, pharmacy, ED/ICU, OR, decontamination, laboratory, emergency response, mental health, food and supplies, and information technology. It presents the state-of-the-art operations and examines the challenges in each service unit. While system engineering concepts have been broadly applied in healthcare systems, most improvements have focused on a specific segment or unit of the delivery system. Each unit has strong interactions with others and any significant improvement is more likely to be sustained over time by integrating the process and re-evaluating the system design from a holistic viewpoint. By providing an overview of individual operational sectors in the extremely complex healthcare system and introducing a wide array of engineering methods and tools, this handbook establishes the foundation to facilitate integrated system thinking to redesign the next generation healthcare system.

Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology

Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology Book
Author : Soonhwa Seok,Edward L. Meyen,Boaventura DaCosta
Publisher : Medical Info Science Reference
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781615208173
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The intent of this book is to assist researchers, practitioners, and the users of assistive technology to augment the accessibility of assistive technology by implementing human cognition into its design and practice"--Provided by publisher.

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

Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals

Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals Book
Author : Shrawan Kumar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2009-04-27
ISBN : 0849382696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite the apparently distinct differences between the disciplines of ergonomics and rehabilitation, they deal with the same issues, although at different ends of the spectrum. Keeping this in mind, Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals explores their philosophies and goals, their parallel, divergent, and complementary aspects. It traces the origin of each field and examines the role of ergonomics in rehabilitation. The book begins with a theoretical and conceptual review of ergonomics and its role in rehabilitation. It covers anthropometry and its impact on human biomechanics, allowing readers to grasp complex concepts, visualize what forces are acting where, and understand the consequence of this force. A chapter on tissue mechanics provides an understanding of the effect of the overall load on the tissues and a rationale for possible mechanisms of injury that can be used to design prevention and treatment methods. The book explores the relevant physiological issues, looking at the energy cost of activities and the data on strength and endurance. It discusses whole body biomechanics using an approach that supplies intuitive understanding of the effects of force, gravity, and physiological variables in an integrated manner. Addressing theoretical underpinnings with scientific rigor, the book covers a broad range of topics, always emphasizing design in rehabilitation. The editor’s organization of the material develops concepts in concentric circles with increasing radii, sequencing ideas and exploring them from simple to complex. This selection of topics from two vast and seemingly diverse disciplines provides the tools for setting realistic goals and developing the strategies to achieve them.