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Challenges for Assistive Technology

Challenges for Assistive Technology Book
Author : Gorka Eizmendi,José Miguel Azkoitia,Ger M. Craddock
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1586037919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the 21st century Assistive Technology (AT) should be defined as a scientific and technologic approach to the development of products and services oriented to support the elderly and people with disabilities in their daily activities, maximizing their personal autonomy, independence, health and quality of life.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Ger M. Craddock
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781586033736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication covers different themes in the field of assistive technology. The theme New technologies will explore the significant advances in technology research & development and how these can be harnessed to benefit people with disabilities. This will include evolving technologies, affording interesting insights into the future. The theme User Centred Approach will look at fundamental ways in which the EU advocate a philosophy of citizenship and governance and how this philosophy can be advanced to ensure that people with disabilities become central to the assistive technology process Another issue that is explored in this publication is Interdisciplinary Approaches which can be developed within assistive technology and the provision of services to people with disabilities. Finally, it concentrates on ways in which practitioners and users, working together within assistive technology, can achieve best practice in the development and implementation of Guidelines and Standards across a broad spectrum.

Advancement of Assistive Technology

Advancement of Assistive Technology Book
Author : Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9789051993615
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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People go traveling for two reasons: because they are searching for something, or they are running from something. Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide. Although they’d hardly spoken to each other since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would have taken her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves her orderly, sheltered life in London behind and embarks on a journey to find out the truth. With only the entries in Mia’s travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life and—page by page, country by country—begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death. . . . Weaving together the exotic settings and suspenseful twists of Alex Garland’sThe Beachwith a powerful tale of familial love in the spirit of Rosamund Lupton’sSister, Swimming at Nightis a fast-paced, accomplished, and gripping debut novel of secrets, loss, and forgiveness.

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

Assistive Technology Book
Author : C. Sik-Lányi,E.-J. Hoogerwerf,K. Miesenberger
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2015-08-27
ISBN : 1614995664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assistive Technology (AT) is the term used to describe products or technology-based services which support those with disabilities or other limitations to their daily activities, enabling them to enjoy a better quality of life. This book presents the proceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology (AAATE 2015), held in Budapest, Hungary in September 2015. This biennial conference has established itself as a leading forum in the transdisciplinary area of Assistive Technology, providing a unique platform for the gathering of experts from around the world to review progress and challenges in the interdisciplinary fields which contribute to AT, such as research, development, manufacturing, supply, provision and policy. The theme of the 2015 conference is 'Attracting new areas and building bridges', and this book contains 138 reviewed papers and 28 poster presentations delivered at the conference, covering AT themes as diverse as aging, blindness, mobility, assisted living and accessibility for people with dementia and cognitive impairment. Offering a current overview of many aspects of AT, this book will be of interest to all those – from researchers and manufacturers to healthcare professionals and end-users – whose work or daily life involves the relationship between technology and disability.

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation Book
Author : Hu, Fei
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-01-07
ISBN : 1466697415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The study of technology and its implications in the medical field has become an increasingly crucial area of research. By integrating technological innovations into clinical practices, patients can receive improved diagnoses and treatments, as well as faster and safer recoveries. Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the use of computer-assisted rehabilitation methods for disabled patients. Highlighting the application of robots, sensors, and virtual environments, this book is ideally designed for graduate students, engineers, technicians, and company administrators interested in the incorporation of auto-training methods in patient recovery.

Virtual Reality in Neuro psycho physiology

Virtual Reality in Neuro psycho physiology Book
Author : Giuseppe Riva
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9789051993646
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Title Page -- Foreword -- Contributors -- Contents -- Part I. Virtual Reality for Health Care -- Virtual Reality for Health Care: a survey -- Human Factors Consideration in Clinical Applications of Virtual Reality -- Part II. Virtual Reality for Psychological Assessment and Rehabilitation -- Virtual Reality Therapy: An Effective Treatment for Psychological Disorders -- Virtual Reality as Assessment Tool in Psychology -- Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Autism -- Virtual Reality for the Palliative Care of Cancer -- Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Body Image Disturbances -- Development of a Virtual Sand Box: An Application of Virtual Environment for Psychological Treatment -- Part III. Virtual Reality for Neuro-Physiological Assessment and Rehabilitation -- Virtual Reality and Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation: The State of the Art -- Virtual Environments in Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation -- Virtual Environments for the Rehabilitation of Disorders of Attention and Movement -- Virtual Reality in the Assessment of Neuromotor Diseases: Measurement of Time Response in Real and Virtual Environments -- Virtual Reality Therapy of Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury: Design Considerations for a Haptic-Visual Interface -- Author Index

Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine

Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine Book
Author : Terry M. Peters,Cristian A. Linte,Ziv Yaniv,Jacqueline Williams
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-10-26
ISBN : 1351654438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Augmented reality (AR) is transforming how we work, learn, play and connect with the world, and is now being introduced to the field of medicine, where it is revolutionising healthcare as pioneering virtual elements are being added to real images to provide a more compelling and intuitive view during procedures. This book, which had its beginnings at the AE-CAI: Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions MICCAI Workshop in Munich in 2015, is the first to review the area of mixed and augmented reality in medicine. Covering a range of examples of the use of AR in medicine, it explores its relevance to minimally-invasive interventions, how it can improve the accuracy of a procedure and reduce procedure time, and how it may be employed to reduce radiation risks. It also discusses how AR can be an effective tool in the education of physicians, medical students, nurses and other health professionals. Features: An ideal practical guide for medical professionals and students looking to understand the implementation, applications, and future of AR Contains the latest developments and technologies in this innovative field Edited by highly respected pioneers in the field, who have been immersed in AR as well as virtual reality and image-guided surgery since their inception Chapter contributions from subject area specialists working with AR

An Introduction to Assistive Technology

An Introduction to Assistive Technology Book
Author : Suraj Singh Senjam
Publisher :
Release : 2021-02-26
ISBN : 9781536189353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Globally, more than one billion people suffer some form of disability and may require assistive devices for their functioning. Only 5 to 10% of them can access some level of rehabilitation services. Assistive technology is essential while providing rehabilitation services to people with disabilities or health impairment.The first edition of this book will help professionals working in habilitation and rehabilitation services, and the chapters cover various aspects of assistive technologies. The first chapter shares existing evidence on assistive technologies (ATs) that aid in rehabilitation intervention among children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders. It provides the reader with a selective overview of the newest empirical contributions available in the literature on the use of AT-based interventions for enabling adaptive skills and reducing challenging behaviors in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.The second chapter highlights the ViEW, a computer-based assistive technology for visual impairment. ViEW (Vision Enhancement for the World) is a portable device that uses a computer vision technique to extract textual information. The product can notify the nearest objects surrounding an individual with vision loss and read aloud with audio. The product will aid in teaching students at schools for the blind. The third and fourth chapters explain the existing classification for ATs for visual impairment and various devices that can be used to perform daily living tasks. This chapter is designed for people working in eye care services, teachers, trainers in schools for the blind, community based visual rehabilitation workers, or other interested persons. Chapter five presents advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) that may be used in bathroom safety without compromising personal privacy. Bathroom safety is extremely important, especially for older persons living independently at home. The chapter reviews trends in ICT development and presents state-of-the-art solutions for safe bathing, bath accident detection and prevention.Chapter six describes the applications of assistive software products in children with autism spectrum disorders, where researchers deal with multiple factors to get closer to creating a model for children with autism for use in creating interactive apps. Chapter seven sheds light on the newest contributions in virtual-reality (VR) based intervention in neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's and/or Parkinson's diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or multiple sclerosis). The outcomes in the majority of VR based interventions were positive. The final chapter critically reviews the use of ATs and other relevant literature on the patient-centered design of ATs, which will ultimately help adoption pathways.

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 21

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 21 Book
Author : J.D. Westwood,S.W. Westwood,L. Felländer-Tsai
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2014-02-12
ISBN : 1614993750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the proceedings of the 21st NextMed/MMVR conference, held in Manhattan Beach, California, in February 2014. These papers describe recent developments in medical simulation, modeling, visualization, imaging, haptics, robotics, sensors, interfaces, and other IT-enabled technologies that benefit healthcare. The wide range of applications includes simulation for medical education and surgical training, information-guided therapies, mental and physical rehabilitation tools, and intelligence networks. Since 1992, Nextmed/MMVR has engaged the problem-solving abilities of scientists, engineers, clinicians, educators, the military, students, and healthcare futurists. Its multidisciplinary participation offers a fresh perspective on how to make patient care and medical education more precise and effective.

Advances in Usability Evaluation

Advances in Usability Evaluation Book
Author : Francesco Rebelo,Marcelo M. Soares
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-07-17
ISBN : 146656055X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Successful interaction with products, tools and technologies depends on usable designs, accommodating the needs of potential users and does not require costly training. In this context, this book is concerned about emerging concepts, theories and applications of human factors knowledge focusing on the discovery and understanding of human interaction with products and systems for their improvement. The book is organized into four sections that focus on the following subject matters: • Usability Methods and Tools • Theoretical Issues in Usability • Usability in Web Environment • Miscellaneous In the section Usability Methods and Tools, studies related with new and improved methods and tools for the advancement in the efficiency of the usability studies is reported. In this context, this book provides studies, which cover everything from checklists and heuristics development to kaizen and biometrics measurement techniques. Also, the use of tools, like eye tracker, virtual reality and augmented reality is discussed. The section Theoretical Issues in Usability concentrates on theorical approaches of usability that allow justifying the impact of usability in our lives. Review studies about the importance of usability and connections between ergonomics and virtual reality were reported. General approaches raised the concepts of modeling and simulation to explain changes in human performance and accidents. The section Usability in Web Environment concentrates on studies associated with the use of the Internet environment and mainly discusses the development of new services and creates social communities. The section Miscellaneous shows various studies that focus on aesthetic, affective and emotional design, corporate and inclusive design.

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium Book
Author : Christian Bühler,Harry Knops
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781586030018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The field of assistive technology is influenced by the ongoing and rapid development of mainstream technologies on the one hand and continuing changes to social systems in relation to societal events - such as the ageing of the population - on the other. The articles in this book provide a broad overview of developments in technical support for people with functional restrictions: key technologies like telecommunications and IT are addressed, while low-tech practical solutions are also considered.

Assistive Technology Research Center

Assistive Technology Research Center Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2001
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ATNRC is entering the second year of its second four-year funding cycle. Its missions remain the following: Assessment and enhancement of cognitive and motor function; evaluation and support for Activities of Daily Living; applications of telehealth and Virtual Reality; and product design. Accomplishments from year one of the new cycle included the development of a turnkey Virtual Reality testbed that incorporates gaze monitoring. Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) was implemented in brain concussion studies of the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg and the US Military Academy at West Point. These studies encompassed over 6,000 baseline assessments and demonstrated ANAM's capability as a population surveillance instrument for military and civilian health applications. Informatics software was developed for manipulating unprecedented quantities of ANAM information, and sharing that software with military and civilian ANAM users. These users' groups included NASA, several Veterans Administration hospitals, and such academic institutions as Georgetown, Northwestern, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, and the University of North Carolina. Four peer-reviewed papers on diverse ANAM issues saw publication in year one. These works dealt with the psychopharmacology of migraine, the natural history of recovery from concussion, and the psychometric factor structure of ANAM subtests in relation to traditional clinical neuropsychological tests.

Sound Based Assistive Technology

Sound Based Assistive Technology Book
Author : Tohru Ifukube
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-03-06
ISBN : 3319479970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a technology to help speech-, hearing- and sight-impaired people. It explains how they will benefit from an enhancement in their ability to recognize and produce speech or to detect sounds in their surroundings. Additionally, it is considered how sound-based assistive technology might be applied to the areas of speech recognition, speech synthesis, environmental recognition, virtual reality and robots. The primary focus of this book is to provide an understanding of both the methodology and basic concepts of assistive technology rather than listing the variety of assistive devices developed. This book presents a number of different topics which are sufficiently independent from one another that the reader may begin at any chapter without lacking background information. Much of the research quoted in this book was conducted in the author's laboratories at Hokkaido University and University of Tokyo. This book offers the reader a better understanding of a number of unsolved problems that still persist in the field of sound-based assistive technology.

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.

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 20

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 20 Book
Author : James D. Westwood
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1614992088
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since 1992, when it began as the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference, NextMed/MMVR has been a forum for researchers utilizing IT advances to improve diagnosis and therapy, medical education, and procedural training. Scientists and engineers, physicians and other care providers, educators and students, military medicine specialists, futurists, and industry all come together with the shared goal of making healthcare more precise and effective.This book presents the proceedings of the 20th NextMed/MMVR conference, held in San Diego, California, USA, in February 2013. It covers a wide range of topics simulation, modeling,