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Neurorehabilitation Technology

Neurorehabilitation Technology Book
Author : David J. Reinkensmeyer,Volker Dietz
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-08-03
ISBN : 331928603X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This revised, updated second edition provides an accessible, practical overview of major areas of technical development and clinical application in the field of neurorehabilitation movement therapy. The initial section provides a rationale for technology application in movement therapy by summarizing recent findings in neuroplasticity and motor learning. The following section then explains the state of the art in human-machine interaction requirements for clinical rehabilitation practice. Subsequent sections describe the ongoing revolution in robotic therapy for upper extremity movement and for walking, and then describe other emerging technologies including electrical stimulation, virtual reality, wearable sensors, and brain-computer interfaces. The promises and limitations of these technologies in neurorehabilitation are discussed. Throughout the book the chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of these devices following stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurologic disorders. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs and schematic diagrams which serve to clarify the information for the reader. Neurorehabilitation Technology, Second Edition is a valuable resource for neurologists, biomedical engineers, roboticists, rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and those training in these fields.

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Book
Author : Michael Selzer,Stephanie Clarke,Leonardo Cohen,Gert Kwakkel,Robert Miller
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-04-24
ISBN : 1107011671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Volume 1 of the Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation covers the basic sciences relevant to recovery of function following injury to the nervous system.

Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation

Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation Book
Author : Natalia Lopez
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-06
ISBN : 9780128198773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Technology-Assisted Neurorehabilitation introduces biomedical engineers, health professionals and researchers to the study and integration of neurorehabilitation advances, specifically focusing on applied technologies and mathematical methods. Coverage includes neuroanatomy and neuromodulation, robotic rehabilitation devices, signal processing, human-machine interfaces, software development, serious games and virtual reality. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, including real world applications and new trends. Both medical and technological fields are represented, with a focus on neurological disease. With the computerization of today's therapeutic technology, this book is a valuable asset to any student in the bioengineering or healthcare fields. Offers comprehensive coverage of the basics in neurorehabilitation technologies Provides reviews of research on each individual topic within the context of their clinical applications Presents an anatomical/medical overview of normal human physiology and pathology Applies technology, engineering and computing to a rehabilitative top-down approach

Rehabilitation Robotics

Rehabilitation Robotics Book
Author : Roberto Colombo,Vittorio Sanguineti
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-03-08
ISBN : 0128119969
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rehabilitation Robotics gives an introduction and overview of all areas of rehabilitation robotics, perfect for anyone new to the field. It also summarizes available robot technologies and their application to different pathologies for skilled researchers and clinicians. The editors have been involved in the development and application of robotic devices for neurorehabilitation for more than 15 years. This experience using several commercial devices for robotic rehabilitation has enabled them to develop the know-how and expertise necessary to guide those seeking comprehensive understanding of this topic. Each chapter is written by an expert in the respective field, pulling in perspectives from both engineers and clinicians to present a multi-disciplinary view. The book targets the implementation of efficient robot strategies to facilitate the re-acquisition of motor skills. This technology incorporates the outcomes of behavioral studies on motor learning and its neural correlates into the design, implementation and validation of robot agents that behave as ‘optimal’ trainers, efficiently exploiting the structure and plasticity of the human sensorimotor systems. In this context, human-robot interaction plays a paramount role, at both the physical and cognitive level, toward achieving a symbiotic interaction where the human body and the robot can benefit from each other’s dynamics. Provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in the area of rehabilitation robotics Includes information on both therapeutic and assistive robots Focuses on the state-of-the-art and representative advancements in the design, control, analysis, implementation and validation of rehabilitation robotic systems

Robotics Autonomous Systems and AI for Nonurgent Nonemergent Healthcare Delivery During and After the COVID 19 Pandemic

Robotics  Autonomous Systems and AI for Nonurgent Nonemergent Healthcare Delivery During and After the COVID 19 Pandemic Book
Author : Mahdi Tavakoli,S. Farokh Atashzar,Ana Luisa Trejos,Simon DiMaio,Patrick M. Pilarski
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2022-07-01
ISBN : 2889764737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Robotics Autonomous Systems and AI for Nonurgent Nonemergent Healthcare Delivery During and After the COVID 19 Pandemic book written by Mahdi Tavakoli,S. Farokh Atashzar,Ana Luisa Trejos,Simon DiMaio,Patrick M. Pilarski, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Neurorehabilitation Technology

Neurorehabilitation Technology Book
Author : Volker Dietz,Tobias Nef,William Zev Rymer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-01-02
ISBN : 1447122771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neurorehabilitation Technology provides an accessible, practical overview of the all the major areas of development and application in the field. The initial chapters provide a clear, concise explanation of the rationale for robot use and the science behind the technology before proceeding to outline a theoretical framework for robotics in neurorehabilitative therapy. Subsequent chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of robotic devices, including robotics for locomotion; posture and balance and upper extremity recovery in stroke and spinal cord injury. Schematic diagrams, photographs and tables will be included to clarify the information for the reader. The book also discusses standard and safety issues and future perspectives.

Medical Aspects of Disability Fourth Edition

Medical Aspects of Disability  Fourth Edition Book
Author : Dr. Herbert H. Zaretsky, PhD,Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD,Dr. Alex Moroz, MD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2010-07-20
ISBN : 9780826127846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Like its predecessor, the book remains one of the best sources of rehabilitation practice preparation for students and the most enlightened guide for rehabilitation professionals." --Nan Zhang Hampton, PhD, CRC Department of Counseling and School PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Aspects of Disability has continually been the go-to resource for health care professionals, educators, and students. Now in its fourth edition, this landmark volume has been substantially revised, updated, and expanded-comprehensively describing aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. This edition discusses important topics that have come to the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability, covering disabling conditions and disorders not only from clinical but also functional and psychological perspectives. Chapter authors, among the most widely respected authorities in their respective fields, provide comprehensive guides on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, discussing the causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and much more. Emerging Topics Discussed: Social work in physical medicine The information revolution, disability, and assistive technology Complementary and alternative medicine Trends in medical rehabilitation delivery and payment systems Legislation and rehabilitation professionals Telerehabilitation: solutions to distant and international care Disabling Conditions and Disorders Included: Geriatric rehabilitation Limb deficiency Organ transplantation Cardiovascular disorders Traumatic brain injury Diabetes mellitus Epilepsy Visual impairments Peripheral vascular disorders Rehabilitation in cancer patients AIDS and HIV Rehabilitation in burns Speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders

Medicine Based Informatics and Engineering

Medicine Based Informatics and Engineering Book
Author : Franco Simini (Biomedical engineer),Pedro Bertemes-Filho
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021
ISBN : 3030878457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book originates from the idea to adapt biomedical engineering and medical informatics to current clinical needs and proposes a paradigm shift in medical engineering, where the limitations of technology should no longer be the starting point of design, but rather the development of biomedical devices, software, and systems should stem from clinical needs and wishes. Gathering chapters written by authoritative researchers, working the interface between medicine and engineering, this book presents successful attempts of conceiving technology based on clinical practice. It reports on new strategies for medical diagnosis, rehabilitation, and eHealth, focusing on solutions to foster better quality of life through technology, with an emphasis on patients and clinical needs, and vulnerable populations. All in all, the book offers a reference guide and a source of inspiration for biomedical engineers, clinical scientists, physicians, and computer scientists. Yet, it also includes practical information for personnel using biomedical equipment, as well as timely insights that are expected to help health agencies and software firms in their decision-making processes.

Telerehabilitation

Telerehabilitation Book
Author : Sajeesh Kumar,Ellen R. Cohn
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-10-28
ISBN : 1447141989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by experts from around the globe, this book presents explains technical issues and clinical applications. It includes collective experiences from rehabilitation service providers in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of telerehabilitation applications. This book lays the foundations for the globalization of telerehabilitation procedures, making it possible for rehabilitation service to be delivered anywhere in the world.

Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics

Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics Book
Author : Z. Zenn Bien,Dimitar Stefanov
Publisher : Springer Science & Business
Release : 2004-06-24
ISBN : 9783540219866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the major application targets of service robots is to use them as assistive devices for rehabilitation. This book introduces some latest achievements in the field of rehabilitation robotics and assistive technology for people with disabilities and aged people. The book contains results from both theoretical and experimental works and reviews on some new advanced rehabilitation devices which has been recently transferred to the industry. Significant parts of the book are devoted to the assessment of new rehabilitation technologies, the evaluation of prototype devices with end-users, the safety of rehabilitation robots, and robot-assisted neurorehabilitation. The book is a representative selection of the latest trends in rehabilitation robotics and can be used as a reference for teaching on mechatronic devices for rehabilitation.

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 Book
Author : Lenka Lhotska,Lucie Sukupova,Igor Lacković,Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-05-29
ISBN : 9811090386
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book (vol. 2) presents the proceedings of the IUPESM World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, a triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of professional involvement in health care, such as education and training, accreditation and certification, health technology assessment and patient safety. The IUPESM meeting is an important forum for medical physicists and biomedical engineers in medicine and healthcare learn and share knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Giulio E Lancioni,Jeff Sigafoos,Mark F. O'Reilly,Nirbhay N. Singh
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-08-04
ISBN : 146144229X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities, managing the basic necessities of daily life often poses myriad challenges. Despite great odds, advances in assistive technology are making a difference in these individuals’ lives. Advances in microswitches, voice outcome communication aids, and computer-based systems are creating new opportunities for living independently, improving basic life skills, and reducing problem behaviors among individuals with combined motor, sensory, and intellectual disabilities. This unique volume examines how education and rehabilitation can improve the lives of even those individuals most affected by severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Interventions currently in use and in experimental stages are surveyed in terms of how they work and their applicability to clients with various needs. In addition, it examines the characteristics of developmentally disabled populations and offers guidelines for choosing suitable technologies. It presents empirical evidence on the advances in improving interaction with caregivers, control of the home environment, handling self-care tasks, and other core skills. Assistive Technology examines interventions that are innovative, respectful of the dignity of clients, and practical for ongoing use, including: • Microswitches in habilitation programs. • Speech-generating devices for communication and social development. • Instructional technology for promoting academic, work, and leisure skills. • Assistive technology for promoting ambulation. • Orientation systems for promoting movement indoors. • Assistive technology for reducing problem behaviors. A state-of-the-art guide to a growing field, Assistive Technology is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians, graduate students as well as clinicians and allied professionals in developmental psychology, rehabilitation and rehabilitative medicine, learning and instruction, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and educational technology.

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility Health and Enhanced Quality of Life

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility  Health  and Enhanced Quality of Life Book
Author : Troy McDaniel,Sethuraman Panchanathan
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-12-18
ISBN : 3030342301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the first resource to provide in-depth coverage on topical areas of assistive, rehabilitative, and health-related applications for haptic (touch-based) technologies. Application topics are grouped into thematic areas spanning haptic devices for sensory impairments, health and well-being, and physical impairments which are illustrated in this book. A diverse group of experts in the field were invited to contribute different chapters to provide complementary and multidisciplinary perspectives. Unlike other books on haptics, which focus on human haptic perception, specific modalities of haptics (e.g., realistic haptic rendering), or broadly cover the subfields of haptics, this book takes an application-oriented approach to present a tour of how the field of haptics has been advanced with respect to important, impactful thematic focuses. Under Theme 1 “Sensory Impairments”, haptics technologies to support individuals with sensory impairments is presented which includes: Spatial awareness in sensory impairments through touch; Haptically-assisted interfaces for persons with visual impairments; and Enabling learning experiences for visually impaired children by interaction design. Under Theme 2 “Haptics for Health and Well-Being”, haptics technologies aimed at supporting exercise and healthy aging will be covered including: Haptics in rehabilitation, exergames and health; Therapeutic haptics for mental health and well-being; and Applications of haptics in medicine. Under Theme 3 “Haptics for Physical Impairments”, haptics technologies for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with weakened/impaired limbs or neurological diseases impacting movement is targeted including: Assistive soft exoskeletons with pneumatic artificial muscles; Haptics for accessibility in rehabilitative hardware; and intelligent robotics and immersive displays for enhancing haptic interaction in physical rehabilitation environments. Engineers, scientists, and researchers working in the areas of haptics, multimedia, virtual/augmented/mixed-reality, human-computer interaction, assistive technologies, rehabilitative technologies, healthcare technologies, and/or actuator design will want to purchase this book. Advanced level students and hobbyists interested in haptics will also be interested in this book.

Internet of Things for Human centered Design

Internet of Things for Human centered Design Book
Author : Sofia Scataglini,Silvia Imbesi,Gonçalo Marques
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022
ISBN : 981168488X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book presents the state of the art of the Internet of Things (IoT), applied to Human-Centered Design (HCD) projects addressed to ageing users, from the perspective of health, care and well-being. The current focus on the ageing population is opening up new opportunities for the development of niche solutions aimed at the niche category of older users who are beginning to experience physical and cognitive decline but are still independent and need to maintain their autonomy for as long as possible. The combination between the needs expressed by older users and the opportunities offered by the recent innovative technologies related to the Internet of Things allows research institutions, stakeholders, and academia to target and design new solutions for older users, safeguarding their well-being, health, and care, improving their quality of life. This book discusses and analyses the most recent services, products, systems and environments specifically conceived for older users, in order to enhance health, care, well-being and improve their quality of life. This approach is coherent with the percept of AAL or enhanced living environment, looking to the users comfort, autonomy, engagement and healthcare. The book describes and analyses aspects of HCD with older users looking to the emerging technologies, products, services, and environments analysed in their actual application in different areas, always concerning the design for the elderly related to the IoT, just as the development of biomonitoring devices, tools for activity recognition and simulation, creation of smart living environments, solutions for their autonomy, assistance and engagement enhancing health, care and wellbeing. The book is intended for researchers, designers, engineers, and practitioners in healthcare to connect academia, stakeholders, and research institutions to foster education, research and innovation.

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Volume 2 Medical Neurorehabilitation

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation  Volume 2  Medical Neurorehabilitation Book
Author : Michael Selzer,Stephanie Clarke,Leonardo Cohen,Pamela Duncan,Fred Gage
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-02-16
ISBN : 9781139450843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In two freestanding but linked volumes, Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation provides comprehensive coverage of the science and practice of neurological rehabilitation. This volume, Medical Neurorehabilitation, can stand alone as a clinical handbook for neurorehabilitation. It covers the practical applications of the basic science principles presented in volume 1, provides authoritative guidelines on the management of disabling symptoms, and describes comprehensive rehabilitation approaches for the major categories of disabling neurological disorders. Emphasizing the integration of basic and clinical knowledge, this book and its companion are edited and written by leading international authorities. Together they are an essential resource for neuroscientists and provide a foundation for the work of clinical neurorehabilitation professionals .

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Book
Author : Theng, Lau Bee
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2014-12-31
ISBN : 1466673745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research on assistive technologies is undergoing many developments in its effectiveness in helping those with varying impairments. New technologies are constantly being created, researched, and implemented for those who need these technological aides in daily life. Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities combines worldwide cases on people with physical and cognitive disabilities with the latest applications in assistive technologies. This reference work brings different researchers together under one title to discuss current findings, developments, and ongoing research in the area of rehabilitative technology. This reference book is of critical use to professionals, researchers, healthcare practitioners, caretakers, academicians, and students.

Digital Technology in Neurology From Clinical Assessment to Neurorehabilitation

Digital Technology in Neurology  From Clinical Assessment to Neurorehabilitation Book
Author : Francesco Brigo,Sabina Brennan,Marcello Moccia,Simona Bonavita
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-03-04
ISBN : 2889665518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Digital Technology in Neurology From Clinical Assessment to Neurorehabilitation book written by Francesco Brigo,Sabina Brennan,Marcello Moccia,Simona Bonavita, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Human Robotics

Human Robotics Book
Author : Etienne Burdet,David W. Franklin,Theodore E. Milner
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2013-09-13
ISBN : 0262314827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A synthesis of biomechanics and neural control that draws on recent advances in robotics to address control problems solved by the human sensorimotor system. This book proposes a transdisciplinary approach to investigating human motor control that synthesizes musculoskeletal biomechanics and neural control. The authors argue that this integrated approach—which uses the framework of robotics to understand sensorimotor control problems—offers a more complete and accurate description than either a purely neural computational approach or a purely biomechanical one. The authors offer an account of motor control in which explanatory models are based on experimental evidence using mathematical approaches reminiscent of physics. These computational models yield algorithms for motor control that may be used as tools to investigate or treat diseases of the sensorimotor system and to guide the development of algorithms and hardware that can be incorporated into products designed to assist with the tasks of daily living. The authors focus on the insights their approach offers in understanding how movement of the arm is controlled and how the control adapts to changing environments. The book begins with muscle mechanics and control, progresses in a logical manner to planning and behavior, and describes applications in neurorehabilitation and robotics. The material is self-contained, and accessible to researchers and professionals in a range of fields, including psychology, kinesiology, neurology, computer science, and robotics.

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation Book
Author : Christopher M. Hayre,Dave J. Muller,Marcia J. Scherer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-12-22
ISBN : 1000319954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edited book focuses on the role and use of VR for healthcare professions in both health and rehabilitation settings. It is also offers future trends of other emerging technology within medicine and allied health professions. This text draws on expertise of leading medical practitioners and researchers who utilise such VR technologies in their practices to enhance patient/service user outcomes. Research and practical evidence is presented with a strong applied emphasis to further enhance the use VR technologies within the community, the hospital and in education environment(s). The book may also be used to influence policymakers on how healthcare delivery is offered.

Computer Assisted and Web Based Innovations in Psychology Special Education and Health

Computer Assisted and Web Based Innovations in Psychology  Special Education  and Health Book
Author : James K. Luiselli,Aaron J. Fischer
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-01-29
ISBN : 0128021098
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations in Psychology, Special Education, and Health examines the rapid evolution of technology among educational, behavioral healthcare, and human services professionals from a multidisciplinary perspective. Section I of the book focuses on Technology for Monitoring, Assessment, and Evaluation, featuring chapters about behavioral, affective, and physiological monitoring, actigraphy measurement of exercise and physical activity, technological applications for individuals with learning disabilities/ADHD, and data analysis and graphing. In Section II, Technology for Intervention, the chapters address telehealth technologies for evidence-based psychotherapy, virtual reality therapy, substance use and addictions, and video modeling. The emphasis of Section III is Technology for Special Education, with chapters on computer-based instruction, alternative and augmentative communication, and assistive technologies. Finally, Section IV considers Technology for Training, Supervision, and Practice, specifically web-sourced training and supervision, legal, regulatory, and ethical issues with telehealth modalities, and emerging systems for clinical practice. Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations is a primary resource for educating students, advising professionals about recommended practices, accelerating procedural innovations, and directing research. Reviews thoroughly the extant literature Categorizes the most salient areas of research and practice Comments on future inquiry and application given current technological trends Cites appropriate product information and related websites