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Challenges for Assistive Technology

Challenges for Assistive Technology
  • Author : Gorka Eizmendi,José Miguel Azkoitia,Ger M. Craddock
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-01
  • Total pages :948
  • ISBN : 9781586037918
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Summary : 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.

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia
  • Author : Fabrice Jotterand,Marcello Ienca,Bernice Elger,Tenzin Wangmo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-02
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780190459802
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Summary : The financial burden and the level of specialized care required to look after older adults with dementia has reached the point of a public health crisis. Older adults diagnosed and living with the disorder reached 35.6 million worldwide in 2010 and is expected to increase to 135.5 million in 2050, with costs soaring to $1.1 trillion. In the face of the increasing burden this disorder poses to health care systems and the management of this patient population, intelligent assistive technologies (IATs) represent a remarkable and promising strategy to meet the need of persons suffering from dementia. These technologies aim at helping individuals compensate for specific physical and cognitive deficits, and maintain a higher level of independence at home and in everyday activities. However, the rapid development and widespread implementation of these technologies are not without associated challenges at multiple levels. An international and multidisciplinary group of authors provide future-oriented and in-depth analysis of IATs. Part I delineates the current landscape of intelligent assistive technologies for dementia care and age-related disability from a global perspective, while the contributions in Part II analyze and address the major psycho-social implications linked to the development and clinical use of IATs. In the last section, essays examine the major ethical, social and regulatory issues associated with the use of IATs in dementia care. This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of how IATs are reshaping dementia care.

Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology

Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology
  • Author : Tareq Ahram,Christianne Falcão
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-01
  • Total pages :933
  • ISBN : 9783030518288
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Summary : This book addresses emerging issues in usability, interface design, human–computer interaction, user experience and assistive technology. It highlights research aimed at understanding human interactions with products, services and systems and focuses on finding effective approaches for improving the user experience. It also discusses key issues in designing and providing assistive devices and services for individuals with disabilities or impairment, offering them support with mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. The book covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis on user-centered design, and design for specific populations, particularly the elderly. Further topics include virtual reality, digital environments, gaming, heuristic evaluation and forms of device interface feedback (e.g. visual and haptic). Based on the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the AHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, held on July 16–20, 2020, it provides academics and professionals with an extensive source of information and a timely guide to tools, applications and future challenges in these fields.

Handbook of Augmented Reality

Handbook of Augmented Reality
  • Author : Borko Furht
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-31
  • Total pages :746
  • ISBN : 1461400643
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Summary : Augmented Reality (AR) refers to the merging of a live view of the physical, real world with context-sensitive, computer-generated images to create a mixed reality. Through this augmented vision, a user can digitally interact with and adjust information about their surrounding environment on-the-fly. Handbook of Augmented Reality provides an extensive overview of the current and future trends in Augmented Reality, and chronicles the dramatic growth in this field. The book includes contributions from world expert s in the field of AR from academia, research laboratories and private industry. Case studies and examples throughout the handbook help introduce the basic concepts of AR, as well as outline the Computer Vision and Multimedia techniques most commonly used today. The book is intended for a wide variety of readers including academicians, designers, developers, educators, engineers, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students. This book can also be beneficial for business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Advancement of Assistive Technology

Advancement of Assistive Technology
  • Author : Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :443
  • ISBN : 9051993617
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Summary : 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.

Sound-Based Assistive Technology

Sound-Based Assistive Technology
  • Author : Tohru Ifukube
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-06
  • Total pages :239
  • ISBN : 9783319479972
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Summary : 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.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics
  • Author : Lucio Tommaso De Paolis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9783030584689
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Virtual Environments in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience

Virtual Environments in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Author : Giuseppe Riva,B. K. Wiederhold,E. Molinari
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :249
  • ISBN : 905199429X
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Summary : Easy to read yet technically precise, MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION, 2nd Edition is the text of choice for many of the country's best diesel technology programs Detailing the foundations of truck heating, air conditioning, engine cooling, and truck-trailer refrigeration, the book integrates modern technical terms with photos that clearly demonstrate typical, on-the-job tasks in logical sequence. Coverage includes an entire section on thermodynamics, as well as solid instruction on safety, equipment, components, troubleshooting, performance testing, maintenance, and even the history of HVAC/R in the diesel trucking industry. Enhanced with photos, drawings, and self-testing questions in each chapter, MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION, 2nd Edition delivers the technical accuracy and depth of HVAC/R information you need for a rewarding career as a diesel technician.

Virtual Reality Market Place

Virtual Reality Market Place
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015023888129
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Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation
  • Author : Hu, Fei
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-07
  • Total pages :383
  • ISBN : 9781466697416
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Summary : 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.

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
  • Author : Seok, Soonhwa,Meyen, Edward L.,DaCosta, Boaventura
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-31
  • Total pages :484
  • ISBN : 9781615208180
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Summary : "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.

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium
  • Author : Christian Bühler,Harry Knops
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :832
  • ISBN : 1586030019
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Summary : 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.

An Introduction to Assistive Technology

An Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • Author : Suraj Singh Senjam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-24
  • Total pages :246
  • ISBN : 1536189707
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Summary : "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"--

Virtual Reality in Neuro-psycho-physiology

Virtual Reality in Neuro-psycho-physiology
  • Author : Giuseppe Riva
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :209
  • ISBN : 9051993641
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Summary : 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

Spatial Cognition

Spatial Cognition
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047923415
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Medicine Meets Virtual Reality

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality
  • Author : Karen S. Morgan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :621
  • ISBN : UOM:39015055901790
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Science and Science Teaching

Science and Science Teaching
  • Author : Sharon Sherman,Robert Scott Sherman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :442
  • ISBN : UOM:49015003089969
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Summary : This core text for the K–8 methods course in science is a practical guide to teaching science in inquiry-centered and standards-based classrooms. Its inclusive coverage of the major domains of science includes examples from the studies of life, physics, earth, space, and environment. This edition integrates technology thoroughly with science content, instructional methods, and cues to monitoring student development. Marginal icons focus on implementing standards in lessons, highlighting the National Science Education Standards, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, the National Educational Technology Standards, and the Standards for Technological Literacy. Practical classroom-tested suggestions are provided to help teach students with special needs, differing abilities, and diverging learning styles.

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation
  • Author : Christopher M. Hayre,Dave J. Muller,Marcia J. Scherer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-12-22
  • Total pages :306
  • ISBN : 9781000319958
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Summary : 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.

Assistive Technology Research Center

Assistive Technology Research Center
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : OCLC:227954990
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Summary : 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.

Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual Reality Technology
  • Author : Grigore C. Burdea,Philippe Coiffet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-11-01
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781119485728
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Summary : A groundbreaking Virtual Reality textbook is now even better Virtual reality is a very powerful and compelling computer application by which humans interact with computer-generated environments in a way that mimics real life and engages various senses. Although its most widely known application is in the entertainment industry, the real promise of virtual reality lies in such fields as medicine, engineering, oil exploration, and the military, to name just a few. Through virtual reality, scientists can triple the rate of oil discovery, pilots can dogfight numerically superior "bandits," and surgeons can improve their skills on virtual (rather than real) patients. This Second Edition of the first comprehensive technical book on virtual reality provides updated and expanded coverage of the technology such as: Input and output interfaces including touch and force feedback Computing architecture (with emphasis on the rendering pipeline and task distribution) Object modeling (including physical and behavioral aspects) Programming for virtual reality (WorldToolKit, Java 3D, GHOST, and PeopleShop) An in-depth look at human factors issues, user performance, and sensorial conflict aspects of VR Traditional and emerging VR applications The new edition of Virtual Reality Technology is specifically designed for use as a textbook. Thus, it includes definitions, review questions, and a CD-ROM with video clips that reinforce the topics covered. The CD-ROM also contains a Laboratory Manual with homework and programming assignments in VRML and Java 3D, as follows: Introduction to VRML and Java 3D Sensor and Event Processing VRML and JavaScript Scene Hierarchy, Geometry, and Texture VRML PROTO and Glove Devices Viewpoint Control, Sound, and Haptic Effects The Second Edition will serve as a state-of-the-art resource for both undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, computer science, and other disciplines.

Advances in Robotics and Virtual Reality

Advances in Robotics and Virtual Reality
  • Author : Tauseef Gulrez,Aboul Ella Hassanien
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-13
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 3642233635
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Summary : A beyond human knowledge and reach, robotics is strongly involved in tackling challenges of new emerging multidisciplinary fields. Together with humans, robots are busy exploring and working on the new generation of ideas and problems whose solution is otherwise impossible to find. The future is near when robots will sense, smell and touch people and their lives. Behind this practical aspect of human-robotics, there is a half a century spanned robotics research, which transformed robotics into a modern science. The Advances in Robotics and Virtual Reality is a compilation of emerging application areas of robotics. The book covers robotics role in medicine, space exploration and also explains the role of virtual reality as a non-destructive test bed which constitutes a premise of further advances towards new challenges in robotics. This book, edited by two famous scientists with the support of an outstanding team of fifteen authors, is a well suited reference for robotics researchers and scholars from related disciplines such as computer graphics, virtual simulation, surgery, biomechanics and neuroscience.