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Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies- E-Book

Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies- E-Book
  • Author : Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-07
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780323266307
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Summary : Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with the latest edition of this comprehensive text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by the authors, the book 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. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included

Disability, Society and Assistive Technology

Disability, Society and Assistive Technology
  • Author : Bodil Ravneberg,Sylvia Söderström
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-27
  • Total pages :114
  • ISBN : 9781317150077
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Summary : 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 Technologies- E-Book

Assistive Technologies- E-Book
  • Author : Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-14
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 9780323291019
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Summary : 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.

Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies- E-Book

Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies- E-Book
  • Author : Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-07
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780323266307
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Summary : Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with the latest edition of this comprehensive text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by the authors, the book 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. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included

Assistive Technology for the Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Elderly
  • Author : Nagender Kumar Suryadevara,Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-11
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780128185476
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Summary : 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

Essentials of Assistive Technologies - E-Book

Essentials of Assistive Technologies - E-Book
  • Author : Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-12
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 9780323291026
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Summary : Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with this new essentials text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by Dr. Cook, the book provides the most important coverage of the devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Case studies, illustrations of assistive devices, review questions, and well-developed learning objectives help you focus on the most important areas of assistive technology application. UNIQUE! OTA focus provides you with the specific information occupational therapy assistants need to know to implement and utilize assistive technologies. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of assistive technologies. The AT industry A historical perspective on the industry Relevant legislation Issues of professional practice Service delivery in assistive technologies General purpose assistive technologies Specific areas of application for assistive technologies And more Content derived from market leader gives you similar chapters and organization to the Principles text, but has more of a focus on the practical skills and knowledge needed for the implementation of AT.

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare
  • Author : Lynn Gitlow,Kathleen Flecky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-08
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9781119483236
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Summary : 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: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-31
  • Total pages :1794
  • ISBN : 9781466644236
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Summary : 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 Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
  • Author : Theng, Lau Bee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-31
  • Total pages :321
  • ISBN : 9781466673748
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Summary : 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.

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities
  • Author : Kouroupetroglou, Georgios
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-31
  • Total pages :433
  • ISBN : 9781466644397
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Summary : 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.

Robotic Assistive Technologies

Robotic Assistive Technologies
  • Author : Pedro Encarnação,Albert Cook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-03
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 9781315351766
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Summary : This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each application are provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical evidence, if existing. Ethical and social implications of robot use are also discussed. The reader will have an in depth view of rehabilitation robots, from principles to practice.

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities
  • Author : Giulio E. Lancioni,Nirbhay N. Singh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-07
  • Total pages :326
  • ISBN : 9781489980298
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Summary : 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.

Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility

Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility
  • Author : Kouroupetroglou, Christos
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-30
  • Total pages :345
  • ISBN : 9781466661318
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Summary : Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an increasingly prevalent part of everyday life. Today, there are many cases in which ICT assist the elderly and people with disabilities to complete tasks once thought impossible. Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility discusses trends in ICT in relation to assistive technologies and their impact on everyday tasks for those with disabilities. This reference work provides different perspectives on upcoming technologies and their impact on e-accessibility and e-inclusion, essential topics for researchers, businesses, and ICT product developers in the field of assistive technologies.

Assistive Technologies in the Library

Assistive Technologies in the Library
  • Author : Barbara T. Mates
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :206
  • ISBN : 9780838910702
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Summary : Instructs librarians on choosing technologies that will include all users, designing accessible web sites, training staff for how to accommodate disabled patrons, and establishing access policies.

Situational Awareness for Assistive Technologies

Situational Awareness for Assistive Technologies
  • Author : Mehul Bhatt,Hans Werner Güsgen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :187
  • ISBN : 9781614991229
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Summary : The book consists of research contributions dealing with the crucial notion of situationalawareness within assistive smart systems emerging as an overarching concept. An appliedcomputer science character has been retained, whilst bringing to the fore research projectswhere formal knowledge representation and reasoning techniques have been demonstrated to be applicableto areas within the broader field of ambient intelligence and smart environments.pIOS Press is an international science, technical and medical publisher of high-quality books for academics, scientists, and professionals in all fields. pSome of the areas we publish

Computational Approaches to Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities

Computational Approaches to Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities
  • Author : N.J. Cercone,K. Naruedomkul
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-16
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN : 9781614992585
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Summary : Assistive technologies have become increasingly important for people with disabilities in recent years. This book is the result of over a decade of research into computational approaches to assistive technology. Its chapters are based on a number of graduate theses, successfully completed over the past dozen or so years under the supervision of Kanlaya Naruedomkul of Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and Nick Cercone of York University, Toronto, Canada. Some applications in the chapters use Thai language examples, but the techniques employed are not restricted to any single language. Each chapter is based on the Ph.D. work of a former or current student, suitably updated and presented for interested readers. The book is divided into four sections. Following an introduction, which includes a review of assistive technology products, part two covers applications, and includes chapters on alternative sign text MT for language learning, lexical simplification using word sense disambiguation and detecting and rating dementia through lexical analysis of spontaneous speech. Part three deals with theories and systems, and includes: granules for learning behavior, rough sets methods and applications for medical data and multimedia support systems as assistive technology for hearing impaired students. Part four presents a conclusion which includes a look into the future. Although this book is not a comprehensive treatise on assistive technology, it nevertheless provides a fascinating look at recent research, and will be of interest to all those whose work involves the application of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

Keep It Simple: A Guide to Assistive Technologies

Keep It Simple: A Guide to Assistive Technologies
  • Author : Ravonne A. Green,Vera Blair
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03-21
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 9781591588672
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Summary : 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

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment
  • Author : Marcia J. Scherer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-12-20
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780826106452
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Summary : Print+CourseSmart

Gaze Interaction and Applications of Eye Tracking: Advances in Assistive Technologies

Gaze Interaction and Applications of Eye Tracking: Advances in Assistive Technologies
  • Author : Majaranta, Päivi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-31
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 9781613500996
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Summary : Recent advances in eye tracking technology will allow for a proliferation of new applications. Improvements in interactive methods using eye movement and gaze control could result in faster and more efficient human computer interfaces, benefitting users with and without disabilities. Gaze Interaction and Applications of Eye Tracking: Advances in Assistive Technologies focuses on interactive communication and control tools based on gaze tracking, including eye typing, computer control, and gaming, with special attention to assistive technologies. For researchers and practitioners interested in the applied use of gaze tracking, the book offers instructions for building a basic eye tracker from off-the-shelf components, gives practical hints on building interactive applications, presents smooth and efficient interaction techniques, and summarizes the results of effective research on cutting edge gaze interaction applications.

Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly

Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly
  • Author : Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :141
  • ISBN : 9783319006789
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Summary : This book presents a wealth of insights and new conceptualizations for the development of Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly. The book arranges the chapters according to important aspects of maximizing the use value in innovation projects. Every chapter will include an executive summary reporting the main results, a storyline using everyday language, and scientific excursions, wherever useful. The book shows how an innovation project should be structured towards maximum use value and how a project should be structured in order to make a difference. It describes the useful categorization of the large group of the elderly to maximize the focus of the innovation and demonstrates the user involvement into innovation activities. Of course, the assessment of such innovative projects is discussed as well as the “lessons learned”. The book also explores the business opportunities and the financial evaluation of aspects of assistive technology.

Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Assistive Technology in the Workplace
  • Author : Desleigh De Jonge,Marcia Joslyn Scherer,Sylvia Rodger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :253
  • ISBN : 9780323041300
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Summary : This book outlines and defines the process for selecting, integrating, and utilizing assistive technology in the work environment. Each stage of the process is examined in depth, and effective strategies are presented to help overcome the barriers likely to be encountered at each stage.