Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare
Author: Leo Marco,Giovanni Maria Farinella
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 9780128134450
ISBN 13: 0128134453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare Book Review:

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare describes how advanced computer vision techniques provide tools to support common human needs, such as mental functioning, personal mobility, sensory functions, daily living activities, image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and how language processing and computer graphics cooperate with robotics to provide such tools. Users will learn about the emerging computer vision techniques for supporting mental functioning, algorithms for analyzing human behavior, and how smart interfaces and virtual reality tools lead to the development of advanced rehabilitation systems able to perform human action and activity recognition. In addition, the book covers the technology behind intelligent wheelchairs, how computer vision technologies have the potential to assist blind people, and about the computer vision-based solutions recently employed for safety and health monitoring. Gives the state-of-the-art computer vision techniques and tools for assistive healthcare Includes a broad range of topic areas, ranging from image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning to robotics, natural language processing and computer graphics Presents a wide range of application areas, ranging from mobility, sensory substitution, and safety and security, to mental and physical rehabilitation and training Written by leading researchers in this growing field of research Describes the outstanding research challenges that still need to be tackled, giving researchers good indicators of research opportunities

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare
Author: Leo Marco,Giovanni Maria Farinella
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0128134461
ISBN 13: 9780128134467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare Book Review:

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare describes how advanced computer vision techniques provide tools to support common human needs, such as mental functioning, personal mobility, sensory functions, daily living activities, image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and how language processing and computer graphics cooperate with robotics to provide such tools. Users will learn about the emerging computer vision techniques for supporting mental functioning, algorithms for analyzing human behavior, and how smart interfaces and virtual reality tools lead to the development of advanced rehabilitation systems able to perform human action and activity recognition. In addition, the book covers the technology behind intelligent wheelchairs, how computer vision technologies have the potential to assist blind people, and about the computer vision-based solutions recently employed for safety and health monitoring. Gives the state-of-the-art computer vision techniques and tools for assistive healthcare Includes a broad range of topic areas, ranging from image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning to robotics, natural language processing and computer graphics Presents a wide range of application areas, ranging from mobility, sensory substitution, and safety and security, to mental and physical rehabilitation and training Written by leading researchers in this growing field of research Describes the outstanding research challenges that still need to be tackled, giving researchers good indicators of research opportunities

Computer Vision ECCV 2018 Workshops

Computer Vision     ECCV 2018 Workshops
Author: Laura Leal-Taixé,Stefan Roth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 747
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 303011015X
ISBN 13: 9783030110154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision ECCV 2018 Workshops Book Review:

The six-volume set comprising the LNCS volumes 11129-11134 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the workshops that took place in conjunction with the 15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018, held in Munich, Germany, in September 2018.43 workshops from 74 workshops proposals were selected for inclusion in the proceedings. The workshop topics present a good orchestration of new trends and traditional issues, built bridges into neighboring fields, and discuss fundamental technologies and novel applications.

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities
Author: Kouroupetroglou, Georgios
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2013-08-31
ISBN 10: 1466644397
ISBN 13: 9781466644397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities Book Review:

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.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Applications of Machine Learning

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Applications of Machine Learning
Author: Solanki, Arun,Kumar, Sandeep,Nayyar, Anand
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN 10: 1522596453
ISBN 13: 9781522596455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Applications of Machine Learning Book Review:

As today’s world continues to advance, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field that has become a staple of technological development and led to the advancement of numerous professional industries. An application within AI that has gained attention is machine learning. Machine learning uses statistical techniques and algorithms to give computer systems the ability to understand and its popularity has circulated through many trades. Understanding this technology and its countless implementations is pivotal for scientists and researchers across the world. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Applications of Machine Learning provides a high-level understanding of various machine learning algorithms along with modern tools and techniques using Artificial Intelligence. In addition, this book explores the critical role that machine learning plays in a variety of professional fields including healthcare, business, and computer science. While highlighting topics including image processing, predictive analytics, and smart grid management, this book is ideally designed for developers, data scientists, business analysts, information architects, finance agents, healthcare professionals, researchers, retail traders, professors, and graduate students seeking current research on the benefits, implementations, and trends of machine learning.

Advanced Machine Vision Paradigms for Medical Image Analysis

Advanced Machine Vision Paradigms for Medical Image Analysis
Author: Tapan K. Gandhi,Siddhartha Bhattacharyya,Sourav De,Debanjan Konar,Sandip Dey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 0128192968
ISBN 13: 9780128192962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Machine Vision Paradigms for Medical Image Analysis Book Review:

Computer vision and machine intelligence paradigms are prominent in the domain of medical image applications, including computer assisted diagnosis, image guided radiation therapy, landmark detection, imaging genomics, and brain connectomics. Medical image analysis and understanding are daunting tasks owing to the massive influx of multi-modal medical image data generated during routine clinal practice. Advanced computer vision and machine intelligence approaches have been employed in recent years in the field of image processing and computer vision. However, due to the unstructured nature of medical imaging data and the volume of data produced during routine clinical processes, the applicability of these meta-heuristic algorithms remains to be investigated. Advanced Machine Vision Paradigms for Medical Image Analysis presents an overview of how medical imaging data can be analyzed to provide better diagnosis and treatment of disease. Computer vision techniques can explore texture, shape, contour and prior knowledge along with contextual information, from image sequence and 3D/4D information which helps with better human understanding. Many powerful tools have been developed through image segmentation, machine learning, pattern classification, tracking, and reconstruction to surface much needed quantitative information not easily available through the analysis of trained human specialists. The aim of the book is for medical imaging professionals to acquire and interpret the data, and for computer vision professionals to learn how to provide enhanced medical information by using computer vision techniques. The ultimate objective is to benefit patients without adding to already high healthcare costs. Explores major emerging trends in technology which are supporting the current advancement of medical image analysis with the help of computational intelligence Highlights the advancement of conventional approaches in the field of medical image processing Investigates novel techniques and reviews the state-of-the-art in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, soft computing techniques, as well as their applications in medical image analysis

Computer Vision for Human Machine Interaction

Computer Vision for Human Machine Interaction
Author: Roberto Cipolla,Alex Pentland
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1998-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780521622530
ISBN 13: 0521622530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision for Human Machine Interaction Book Review:

Leading scientists describe how advances in computer vision can change how we interact with computers.

Data Science for Healthcare

Data Science for Healthcare
Author: Sergio Consoli,Diego Reforgiato Recupero,Milan Petković
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2019-02-23
ISBN 10: 3030052494
ISBN 13: 9783030052492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Science for Healthcare Book Review:

This book seeks to promote the exploitation of data science in healthcare systems. The focus is on advancing the automated analytical methods used to extract new knowledge from data for healthcare applications. To do so, the book draws on several interrelated disciplines, including machine learning, big data analytics, statistics, pattern recognition, computer vision, and Semantic Web technologies, and focuses on their direct application to healthcare. Building on three tutorial-like chapters on data science in healthcare, the following eleven chapters highlight success stories on the application of data science in healthcare, where data science and artificial intelligence technologies have proven to be very promising. This book is primarily intended for data scientists involved in the healthcare or medical sector. By reading this book, they will gain essential insights into the modern data science technologies needed to advance innovation for both healthcare businesses and patients. A basic grasp of data science is recommended in order to fully benefit from this book.

Advances in Computer Vision

Advances in Computer Vision
Author: Kohei Arai,Supriya Kapoor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 767
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 303017798X
ISBN 13: 9783030177980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Computer Vision Book Review:

This book presents a remarkable collection of chapters covering a wide range of topics in the areas of Computer Vision, both from theoretical and application perspectives. It gathers the proceedings of the Computer Vision Conference (CVC 2019), held in Las Vegas, USA from May 2 to 3, 2019. The conference attracted a total of 371 submissions from pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students all around the world. These submissions underwent a double-blind peer review process, after which 118 (including 7 poster papers) were selected for inclusion in these proceedings. The book’s goal is to reflect the intellectual breadth and depth of current research on computer vision, from classical to intelligent scope. Accordingly, its respective chapters address state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems, while also outlining future research directions. Topic areas covered include Machine Vision and Learning, Data Science, Image Processing, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision Applications.

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People
Author: Marion Hersh,Michael A Johnson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN 10: 9781846288678
ISBN 13: 1846288673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People Book Review:

Equal accessibility to public places and services is now required by law in many countries. For the vision-impaired, specialised technology often can provide a fuller enjoyment of the facilities of society, from large scale meetings and public entertainments to reading a book or making music. This volume explores the engineering and design principles and techniques used in assistive technology for blind and vision-impaired people. This book maintains the currency of knowledge for engineers and health workers who develop devices and services for people with sight loss, and is an excellent source of reference for students of assistive technology and rehabilitation.

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
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN 10: 1613500998
ISBN 13: 9781613500996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Body Tracking in Healthcare

Body Tracking in Healthcare
Author: Kenton O'Hara,Cecily Morrison,Abigail Sellen,Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze,Cathy Craig
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2016-03-18
ISBN 10: 1627059504
ISBN 13: 9781627059503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Tracking in Healthcare Book Review:

Within the context of healthcare, there has been a long-standing interest in understanding the posture and movement of the human body. Gait analysis work over the years has looked to articulate the patterns and parameters of this movement both for a normal healthy body and in a range of movement-based disorders. In recent years, these efforts to understand the moving body have been transformed by significant advances in sensing technologies and computational analysis techniques all offering new ways for the moving body to be tracked, measured, and interpreted. While much of this work has been largely research focused, as the field matures, we are seeing more shifts into clinical practice. As a consequence, there is an increasing need to understand these sensing technologies over and above the specific capabilities to track, measure, and infer patterns of movement in themselves. Rather, there is an imperative to understand how the material form of these technologies enables them also to be situated in everyday healthcare contexts and practices. There are significant mutually interdependent ties between the fundamental characteristics and assumptions of these technologies and the configurations of everyday collaborative practices that are possible them. Our attention then must look to social, clinical, and technical relations pertaining to these various body technologies that may play out in particular ways across a range of different healthcare contexts and stakeholders. Our aim in this book is to explore these issues with key examples illustrating how social contexts of use relate to the properties and assumptions bound up in particular choices of body-tracking technology. We do this through a focus on three core application areas in healthcare—assessment, rehabilitation, and surgical interaction—and recent efforts to apply body-tracking technologies to them.

The Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care

The Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Human-Systems Integration,Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2010-11-14
ISBN 10: 0309156297
ISBN 13: 9780309156295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care Book Review:

The rapid growth of home health care has raised many unsolved issues and will have consequences that are far too broad for any one group to analyze in their entirety. Yet a major influence on the safety, quality, and effectiveness of home health care will be the set of issues encompassed by the field of human factors research--the discipline of applying what is known about human capabilities and limitations to the design of products, processes, systems, and work environments. To address these challenges, the National Research Council began a multidisciplinary study to examine a diverse range of behavioral and human factors issues resulting from the increasing migration of medical devices, technologies, and care practices into the home. Its goal is to lay the groundwork for a thorough integration of human factors research with the design and implementation of home health care devices, technologies, and practices. On October 1 and 2, 2009, a group of human factors and other experts met to consider a diverse range of behavioral and human factors issues associated with the increasing migration of medical devices, technologies, and care practices into the home. This book is a summary of that workshop, representing the culmination of the first phase of the study.

Advanced Pattern Recognition Technologies with Applications to Biometrics

Advanced Pattern Recognition Technologies with Applications to Biometrics
Author: Zhang, David,Song, Fengxi,Xu, Yong,Liang, Zhizhen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-01-31
ISBN 10: 1605662011
ISBN 13: 9781605662015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Pattern Recognition Technologies with Applications to Biometrics Book Review:

"This book focuses on two kinds of advanced biometric recognition technologies, biometric data discrimination and multi-biometrics"--Provided by publisher.

Computer Vision and Machine Learning with RGB D Sensors

Computer Vision and Machine Learning with RGB D Sensors
Author: Ling Shao,Jungong Han,Pushmeet Kohli,Zhengyou Zhang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 3319086510
ISBN 13: 9783319086514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision and Machine Learning with RGB D Sensors Book Review:

This book presents an interdisciplinary selection of cutting-edge research on RGB-D based computer vision. Features: discusses the calibration of color and depth cameras, the reduction of noise on depth maps and methods for capturing human performance in 3D; reviews a selection of applications which use RGB-D information to reconstruct human figures, evaluate energy consumption and obtain accurate action classification; presents an approach for 3D object retrieval and for the reconstruction of gas flow from multiple Kinect cameras; describes an RGB-D computer vision system designed to assist the visually impaired and another for smart-environment sensing to assist elderly and disabled people; examines the effective features that characterize static hand poses and introduces a unified framework to enforce both temporal and spatial constraints for hand parsing; proposes a new classifier architecture for real-time hand pose recognition and a novel hand segmentation and gesture recognition system.

Multi Camera Networks

Multi Camera Networks
Author: Hamid Aghajan,Andrea Cavallaro
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-04-25
ISBN 10: 9780080878003
ISBN 13: 0080878008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Camera Networks Book Review:

The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system implementation issues, architectures, and applications Presents in detail the latest developments in multi-camera calibration, active and heterogeneous camera networks, multi-camera object and event detection, tracking, coding, smart camera architecture and middleware This book is the definitive reference in multi-camera networks. It gives clear guidance on the conceptual and implementation issues involved in the design and operation of multi-camera networks, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in hardware, algorithms and system development. The book is broad in scope, covering smart camera architectures, embedded processing, sensor fusion and middleware, calibration and topology, network-based detection and tracking, and applications in distributed and collaborative methods in camera networks. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal and video processing, computer vision, and sensor networks. Hamid Aghajan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (consulting) at Stanford University. His research is on multi-camera networks for smart environments with application to smart homes, assisted living and well being, meeting rooms, and avatar-based communication and social interactions. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, and was general chair of ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2008. Andrea Cavallaro is Reader (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). His research is on target tracking and audiovisual content analysis for advanced surveillance and multi-sensor systems. He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, and has been general chair of IEEE AVSS 2007, ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2009 and BMVC 2009. The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system implementation issues, architectures, and applications Presents in detail the latest developments in multi-camera calibration, active and heterogeneous camera networks, multi-camera object and event detection, tracking, coding, smart camera architecture and middleware

Mathematical Tools for Shape Analysis and Description

Mathematical Tools for Shape Analysis and Description
Author: Silvia Biasotti,Bianca Falcidieno,Daniela Giorgi,Michela Spagnuolo
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 1627053646
ISBN 13: 9781627053648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Tools for Shape Analysis and Description Book Review:

This book is a guide for researchers and practitioners to the new frontiers of 3D shape analysis and the complex mathematical tools most methods rely on. The target reader includes students, researchers and professionals with an undergraduate mathematics background, who wish to understand the mathematics behind shape analysis. The authors begin with a quick review of basic concepts in geometry, topology, differential geometry, and proceed to advanced notions of algebraic topology, always keeping an eye on the application of the theory, through examples of shape analysis methods such as 3D segmentation, correspondence, and retrieval. A number of research solutions in the field come from advances in pure and applied mathematics, as well as from the re-reading of classical theories and their adaptation to the discrete setting. In a world where disciplines (fortunately) have blurred boundaries, the authors believe that this guide will help to bridge the distance between theory and practice. Table of Contents: Acknowledgments / Figure Credits / About this Book / 3D Shape Analysis in a Nutshell / Geometry, Topology, and Shape Representation / Differential Geometry and Shape Analysis / Spectral Methods for Shape Analysis / Maps and Distances between Spaces / Algebraic Topology and Topology Invariants / Differential Topology and Shape Analysis / Reeb Graphs / Morse and Morse-Smale Complexes / Topological Persistence / Beyond Geometry and Topology / Resources / Bibliography / Authors' Biographies

Foundations of Computer Vision

Foundations of Computer Vision
Author: James F. Peters
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2017-04-16
ISBN 10: 3319524836
ISBN 13: 9783319524832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Computer Vision Book Review:

This book introduces the fundamentals of computer vision (CV), with a focus on extracting useful information from digital images and videos. Including a wealth of methods used in detecting and classifying image objects and their shapes, it is the first book to apply a trio of tools (computational geometry, topology and algorithms) in solving CV problems, shape tracking in image object recognition and detecting the repetition of shapes in single images and video frames. Computational geometry provides a visualization of topological structures such as neighborhoods of points embedded in images, while image topology supplies us with structures useful in the analysis and classification of image regions. Algorithms provide a practical, step-by-step means of viewing image structures. The implementations of CV methods in Matlab and Mathematica, classification of chapter problems with the symbols (easily solved) and (challenging) and its extensive glossary of key words, examples and connections with the fabric of CV make the book an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and first year graduate students in Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. It offers insights into the design of CV experiments, inclusion of image processing methods in CV projects, as well as the reconstruction and interpretation of recorded natural scenes.

Assistive Technology for the Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Elderly
Author: Nagender Kumar Suryadevara,Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN 10: 0128185473
ISBN 13: 9780128185476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology for the Elderly Book Review:

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

Clinician s Guide to Assistive Technology

Clinician s Guide to Assistive Technology
Author: Don A. Olson,Frank DeRuyter
Publsiher: Mosby Incorporated
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042403009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinician s Guide to Assistive Technology Book Review:

This useful resource is designed to offer healthcare professionals specific information about the diverse area of assistive technology. It covers the variety of technology available and explains the adaptations of the technology, as well as how different devices work together. The first section provides the fundamentals of assistive technology, discussing issues such as life span considerations, environmental context, and funding and public policy. The next section delves into topics especially relevant for patient care, including computer access and alternative communication. Sections on manipulation, ambulation, and locomotion technologies are discussed next, concentrating on devices that assist with upper and lower body function. This text ends with a discussion of technologies for environments in the real world. Diversity of technology areas - covers all major areas and facets of assistive technology, including how the varied technologies can be used in conjunction to improve the ease of activities of dail living for the user Organization of text - by grouping assistive technology into four major areas, the book is able to easily lead the reader to both the general area and the specific information they are looking for Level of presentation - makes the text useful for both allied health professionals, their support personnel, and even the consumer looking for guidance in the area of assistive technology Outstanding group of authors, section editors and contributors representing the country's major programs and each area of assistive technology - provides accurate, up-to-date information for the reader.