Challenges for Assistive Technology

Challenges for Assistive Technology
Author: Gorka Eizmendi,José Miguel Azkoitia,Ger M. Craddock
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1586037919
ISBN 13: 9781586037918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges for Assistive Technology Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-02
ISBN 10: 0190459808
ISBN 13: 9780190459802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia Book Review:

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.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: Ger M. Craddock
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1103
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781586033736
ISBN 13: 1586033735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Book Review:

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.

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation
Author: Christopher M. Hayre,Dave J. Muller,Marcia J. Scherer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN 10: 1000319954
ISBN 13: 9781000319958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation Book Review:

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.

Advancement of Assistive Technology

Advancement of Assistive Technology
Author: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9789051993615
ISBN 13: 9051993617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancement of Assistive Technology Book Review:

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 Intervention in Healthcare

Assistive Technology Intervention in Healthcare
Author: Shruti Jain,Sudip Paul
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN 10: 1000514048
ISBN 13: 9781000514049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Intervention in Healthcare Book Review:

Assistive Technology Intervention in Healthcare focuses on various applications of intelligent techniques in biomedical engineering and health informatics. It aims to create awareness about disability reduction and recovery of accidental disability with the help of various rehabilitative systems. Novel technologies in disability treatment, management and assistance, including healthcare devices and their utility from home to hospital, are described. The book deals with simulation, modeling, measurement, control, analysis, information extraction and monitoring of physiological data in clinical medicine and biology. Features Covers the latest evolutionary approaches to solve optimization problems in the biomedical engineering field Explains machine learning–based approaches to improvement in health engineering areas Reviews the IoT, cloud computing and data analytics in healthcare informatics Discusses modeling and simulations in the design of biomedical equipment Explores monitoring of physiological data This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in biomedical engineering, clinical engineering and bioinformatics.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality
Author: Soha Maad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 9537619699
ISBN 13: 9789537619695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality Book Review:

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) tools and techniques supply virtual environments that have key characteristics in common with our physical environment. Viewing and interacting with 3D objects is closer to reality than abstract mathematical and 2D approaches. Augmented Reality (AR) technology, a more expansive form of VR is emerging as a cutting-edge technology that integrates images of virtual objects into a real world. In that respect Virtual and Augmented reality can potentially serve two objectives: reflecting realism through a closer correspondence with real experience, and extending the power of computer-based technology to better reflect abstract experience. With the growing amount of digital data that can be stored and accessed there is a rising need to harness this data and transform it into an engine capable of developing our view and perception of the world and of boosting the economic activity across domain verticals. Graphs, pie charts and spreadsheet are not anymore the unique medium to convey the world. Advanced interactive patterns of visualization and representations are emerging as a viable alternative with the latest advances in emerging technologies such as AR and VR. And the potential and rewards are tremendous. This book discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the development of this technology.

Advances in Usability User Experience Wearable and Assistive Technology

Advances in Usability  User Experience  Wearable and Assistive Technology
Author: Tareq Z. Ahram,Christianne S. Falcão
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1163
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN 10: 3030800911
ISBN 13: 9783030800918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Usability User Experience Wearable and Assistive Technology Book Review:

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 2021 Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, Human Factors in Virtual Environments and Game Design, and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, held virtually on 25–29 July, 2021, from USA, this book provides academics and professionals with an extensive source of information and a timely guide to tools, applications and future challenges in these fields.

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics

Augmented Reality  Virtual Reality  and Computer Graphics
Author: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis,Patrick Bourdot
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN 10: 3030584682
ISBN 13: 9783030584689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics Book Review:

The 2-volume set LNCS 12242 and 12243 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, AVR 2020, held in Lecce, Italy, in September 2020.* The 45 full papers and 14 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions. The papers discuss key issues, approaches, ideas, open problems, innovative applications and trends in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, 3D reconstruction visualization, and applications in the areas of cultural heritage, medicine, education, and industry. * The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments
Author: Stasolla, Fabrizio
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2021-10-22
ISBN 10: 1799874311
ISBN 13: 9781799874317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments Book Review:

People with neurological disorders may experience significant problems, isolation, detachment, and passivity while dealing with environmental requests. They constantly rely on caregivers and family assistance, which can create negative outcomes on their quality of life. An emerging way to overcome these issues is assistive technology-based interventions (AT). AT-based programs are designed to fill the gap between human/individual capacities or skills and environmental requests. These technologies can also bring about independence and self-determination and provide people with neurological disorders an active role, positive participation, and an enhanced status in being able to achieve functional daily activities by reducing the roles of their families and caregivers. The positive impacts of this technology are an important area of research, and its usage for neurological disorders is critical for the assessment and recovery of patients. Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments explores the use of AT-based programs for promoting independence and self-determination of individuals with neurological disorders. The chapters discuss AT-based interventions in detail with the specific technologies that are being used, the positive effects on patients, and evidence-based practices. This book also focuses on specific technologies such as virtual reality (VR) setups and augmented reality (AR) as valid ecological environments for patients that ensure methodological control and behavioral tracking for both assessment and rehabilitation purposes. This book is essential for occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, neurologists, caregivers, psychologists, practitioners, medical professionals, medical technologists, IT consultants, academicians, and students interested in assistive technology interventions for people with neurological impairments.

The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era

The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era
Author: Seung Ho Park,Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez,Dinorá Eliete Floriani
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 303042412X
ISBN 13: 9783030424121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era Book Review:

This handbook addresses the intersection between corporate sustainability and digital transformation. It analyzes the challenges and transformations required to be able to have sustainable businesses with a future orientation. Topics include current and potential social, demographic, technological, and managerial trends; the implications of the digital revolution in society and business; as well as the challenges of being sustainable, and profitable. Providing an understanding of the business reasons to incorporate a future orientation into the business strategy, this handbook facilitates an understanding of the need for profound changes in individual behavior, organizational culture, public policy, and business environments to adapt to the accelerated changes and manage business with orientation to the future.

Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals

Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals
Author: Singh, Ajay,Viner, Mark,Yeh, Chia Jung
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN 10: 1799814335
ISBN 13: 9781799814337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals Book Review:

Educators who work with students with disabilities have the unique challenge of providing comprehensive and quality educational experiences for students who have a wide range of abilities and levels of focus. Pedagogies and educational strategies can be applied across a student population, though they tend to have varied success. Developing adaptive teaching methods that provide quality experiences for students with varied disabilities are necessary to promote success for as many of these students as possible. Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals is a comprehensive research publication that examines special education practices and provides in-depth evaluations of pedagogical practices for improved educational experiences for students with disabilities. Highlighting a range of topics such as bilingual education, psychometrics, and physical education, this book is ideal for special education teachers, instructors, rehabilitation professionals, academicians, school administrators, instructional designers, curriculum developers, principals, educational software developers, researchers, and students.

Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation

Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation
Author: Volker Dietz,Nick S. Ward
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN 10: 0198824955
ISBN 13: 9780198824954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation Book Review:

Updated to reflect recent developments in the field, Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the subject along with a clear perspective on making treatment decisions on an individual basis. This is an indispensable book for those working with patients requiring neurorehabilitation.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: C. Sik-Lányi,E.-J. Hoogerwerf,K. Miesenberger
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 1614995664
ISBN 13: 9781614995661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Book Review:

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.

Clinical Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Clinical Technologies  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2366
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN 10: 1609605624
ISBN 13: 9781609605629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

"This multi-volume book delves into the many applications of information technology ranging from digitizing patient records to high-performance computing, to medical imaging and diagnostic technologies, and much more"--

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Joel E. Morgan,Joseph H. Ricker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN 10: 1134981988
ISBN 13: 9781134981984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology Book Review:

Containing 50 chapters by some of the most prominent clinical neuropsychologists, the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology sets a new standard in the field in its scope, breadth, and scholarship. Unlike most other books in neuropsychology, the Textbook is organized primarily around syndromes, disorders, and related clinical phenomena. Written for the clinician at all levels of training, from the beginner to the journeyman, the Textbook presents contemporary clinical neuropsychology in a comprehensive volume. Chapters are rich with reviews of the literature and clinical case material spanning a range from pediatric to adult and geriatric disorders. Chapter authors are among the most respected in their field, leaders of American Neuropsychology, known for their scholarship and professional leadership. Rarely have so many distinguished members of one discipline been in one volume. This is essential reading for students of neuropsychology, and all others preparing for careers in the field.

Universal Access and Assistive Technology

Universal Access and Assistive Technology
Author: Simeon Keates,Patrick Langdon,P. John Clarkson,Peter Robinson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1447137191
ISBN 13: 9781447137191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Access and Assistive Technology Book Review:

The first Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) was held at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in March 2002. It was inspired by the earlier, highly successful Cambridge Workshops on Rehabilitation Robotics organised by the late Robin Jackson. Robin was the founder of Rehabilitation Research at Cambridge which now continues in the Engineering Design Centre within the Department of Engineering, led by John Clarkson and Simeon Keates, and in the Rainbow Group within the Computer Laboratory led by Peter Robinson. CWUAAT represents the first in a new series of workshops that we are aiming to hold every two years which, reflecting the spirit of recent moves to extend the rights for universal accessibility, will encourage discussion of a broad range of interests. There will be a general focus on product/solution development. Hence it is intended that the principal requirements for the successful design of assistive technology shall be addressed, where these range from the identification and capture of the needs of the users, through to the development and evaluation of truly usable and accessible systems for users with special needs. The best submissions received for the first CWUAAT are contained in this book, where the contributors are all leading researchers in the fields of Universal Access and Assistive Technology and represent a large part of the international research community. They include, though not exclusively, computer scientists, designers, engineers, industrial representatives, ergonomists and sociologists.

Assistive Technology From Research to Practice

Assistive Technology  From Research to Practice
Author: P. Encarnação,L. Azevedo,G.J. Gelderblom
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1422
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN 10: 1614993041
ISBN 13: 9781614993049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology From Research to Practice Book Review:

Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term indicating any product or technology-based service that enables people of all ages with activity limitations in their daily life, education, work or leisure. It is a highly interdisciplinary field, encompassing research, development, manufacture, supply, provision and policy. This book presents the proceedings of the 12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, AAATE 2013, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, in September 2013. The full papers included here cover a diverse range of subjects, including: ageing, disability and technology; accessibility in Europe; ambient assisted living; AT and Cloud computing; communication access for all; monitoring and telecare; and user perspective, to name but a few. The aim of the AAATE conference is to promote a more effective dialogue between manufacturers, researchers, developers, professionals and end users, and this book will be of interest to all those directly or indirectly involved in the field of AT.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy
Author: Meral Huri
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 9535133217
ISBN 13: 9789535133216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Therapy Book Review:

This new book presents the growing occupational therapy knowledge and clinical practice. Occupational therapy, as a health profession, is concerned with preserving well-being through occupations, and its main goal is to help people participate in the activities of daily living. This is achieved by working with people to improve their ability to engage in the occupations they want to engage in or by changing the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. The topic of the book has been structured on occupational therapy framework and reflects new research, techniques, and occupational therapy trends. This useful book will help students, occupational therapy educators, and professionals to connect occupational therapy theories and the evidence-based clinical practice.

Modern Stroke Rehabilitation through e Health based Entertainment

Modern Stroke Rehabilitation through e Health based Entertainment
Author: Emmanouela Vogiatzaki,Artur Krukowski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 3319212931
ISBN 13: 9783319212937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Stroke Rehabilitation through e Health based Entertainment Book Review:

This book describes a new, “e-Health” approach to stroke rehabilitation. The authors propose an alternative approach that combines state of the art ICT technologies ranging from Augmented and Virtual Reality gaming environments to latest advances in immersive user interfaces for delivering a mixed-reality training platform, along with advanced embedded micro sensing and computing devices exhibiting enhanced power autonomy by using the latest Bluetooth Smart communication interfaces and energy saving approaches. These technologies are integrated under the umbrella of an online Personal Health Record (PHR) services allowing for delivery of personalized, patient-centric medical services whether at home, in a clinic or on the move. Describes innovative ways for achieving mixed-reality gaming environments; Enhances immersive experience by combining virtual projections with user interfaces based on body motion analysis; Offers cost-effective body motion capture by hybridizing wearable sensor data; Utilizes energy-efficient micro-embedded sensors for wearable physiological and sensing and activity monitoring applications; Includes innovative, power autonomous sensing using Body Area Networks; Describes the prototype of the portable, integrated rehabilitation training solution.