Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation

Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation
Author: Natalia Lopez
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 9780128198773
ISBN 13: 012819877X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation Book Review:

Technology-Assisted Neurorehabilitation introduces biomedical engineers, health professionals and researchers to the study and integration of neurorehabilitation advances, specifically focusing on applied technologies and mathematical methods. Coverage includes neuroanatomy and neuromodulation, robotic rehabilitation devices, signal processing, human-machine interfaces, software development, serious games and virtual reality. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, including real world applications and new trends. Both medical and technological fields are represented, with a focus on neurological disease. With the computerization of today's therapeutic technology, this book is a valuable asset to any student in the bioengineering or healthcare fields. Offers comprehensive coverage of the basics in neurorehabilitation technologies Provides reviews of research on each individual topic within the context of their clinical applications Presents an anatomical/medical overview of normal human physiology and pathology Applies technology, engineering and computing to a rehabilitative top-down approach

Neurorehabilitation Technology

Neurorehabilitation Technology
Author: David J. Reinkensmeyer,Volker Dietz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2016-08-03
ISBN 10: 331928603X
ISBN 13: 9783319286037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurorehabilitation Technology Book Review:

This revised, updated second edition provides an accessible, practical overview of major areas of technical development and clinical application in the field of neurorehabilitation movement therapy. The initial section provides a rationale for technology application in movement therapy by summarizing recent findings in neuroplasticity and motor learning. The following section then explains the state of the art in human-machine interaction requirements for clinical rehabilitation practice. Subsequent sections describe the ongoing revolution in robotic therapy for upper extremity movement and for walking, and then describe other emerging technologies including electrical stimulation, virtual reality, wearable sensors, and brain-computer interfaces. The promises and limitations of these technologies in neurorehabilitation are discussed. Throughout the book the chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of these devices following stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurologic disorders. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs and schematic diagrams which serve to clarify the information for the reader. Neurorehabilitation Technology, Second Edition is a valuable resource for neurologists, biomedical engineers, roboticists, rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and those training in these fields.

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.

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III
Author: Lorenzo Masia,Silvestro Micera,Metin Akay,José L. Pons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1180
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN 10: 3030018458
ISBN 13: 9783030018450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III Book Review:

The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of neurorehabilitation research and practice. It focuses on new methods for interfacing the human nervous system with electronic and mechatronic systems to restore or compensate impaired neural functions. Importantly, the book merges different perspectives, such as the clinical, neurophysiological, and bioengineering ones, to promote, feed and encourage collaborations between clinicians, neuroscientists and engineers. Based on the 2018 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR 2018) held on October 16-20, 2018, in Pisa, Italy,, this book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, including new insights into biomechanics, brain physiology, neuroplasticity, and brain damages and diseases, as well as innovative methods and technologies for studying and/or recovering brain function, from data mining to interface technologies and neuroprosthetics. In this way, it offers a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide to neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, and bioengineers. Moreover, by highlighting current challenges in understanding brain diseases as well as in the available technologies and their implementation, the book is also expected to foster new collaborations between the different groups, thus stimulating new ideas and research directions.

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation
Author: Michael Selzer,Stephanie Clarke,Leonardo Cohen,Gert Kwakkel,Robert Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN 10: 110701168X
ISBN 13: 9781107011687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Book Review:

Volume 2 of the Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation stands alone as a clinical handbook for neurorehabilitation.

Medical Aspects of Disability Fourth Edition

Medical Aspects of Disability  Fourth Edition
Author: Dr. Herbert H. Zaretsky, PhD,Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD,Dr. Alex Moroz, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2010-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780826127846
ISBN 13: 0826127843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Aspects of Disability Fourth Edition Book Review:

"Like its predecessor, the book remains one of the best sources of rehabilitation practice preparation for students and the most enlightened guide for rehabilitation professionals." --Nan Zhang Hampton, PhD, CRC Department of Counseling and School PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Aspects of Disability has continually been the go-to resource for health care professionals, educators, and students. Now in its fourth edition, this landmark volume has been substantially revised, updated, and expanded-comprehensively describing aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. This edition discusses important topics that have come to the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability, covering disabling conditions and disorders not only from clinical but also functional and psychological perspectives. Chapter authors, among the most widely respected authorities in their respective fields, provide comprehensive guides on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, discussing the causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and much more. Emerging Topics Discussed: Social work in physical medicine The information revolution, disability, and assistive technology Complementary and alternative medicine Trends in medical rehabilitation delivery and payment systems Legislation and rehabilitation professionals Telerehabilitation: solutions to distant and international care Disabling Conditions and Disorders Included: Geriatric rehabilitation Limb deficiency Organ transplantation Cardiovascular disorders Traumatic brain injury Diabetes mellitus Epilepsy Visual impairments Peripheral vascular disorders Rehabilitation in cancer patients AIDS and HIV Rehabilitation in burns Speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders

Medicine Based Informatics and Engineering

Medicine Based Informatics and Engineering
Author: Franco Simini
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030878457
ISBN 13: 9783030878450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Brain Computer Interface Design for Robot Assisted Neurorehabilitation

Brain Computer Interface Design for Robot Assisted Neurorehabilitation
Author: Sumner Lee Norman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780355311051
ISBN 13: 0355311054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Computer Interface Design for Robot Assisted Neurorehabilitation Book Review:

Stroke is the number one cause of movement disability in the world. In recent years, robotic assistance has empowered people with stroke to complete intensive movement therapy in motivating environments, thus matching or bettering the motor recovery attainable with traditional therapy. Yet, motor deficits remain stubbornly persistent, especially for those with severe impairments.Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) are a technology that can facilitate direct communication between the brain and an external device. BCIs have already been used to control robotic prostheses to replace lost function. The premise of this dissertation is that, with the right tools and knowledge, BCIs could also help restore function to those with movement disability after a neurologic injury. In this dissertation, I investigate use of a BCI to help individuals with a stroke shape their brain activity while moving the fingers with assistance from a robotic orthosis, with the goal of guiding activity-dependent plasticity in the brain to drive motor recovery. The working hypothesis is that appropriately shaping brain activity will improve finger movement ability and provide a therapeutic benefit after stroke.First, I present a computational model of motor learning that uses a neural network to simulate the motor cortex after a stroke and during subsequent finger force recovery. These simulations suggested that BCI-based interventions should target perilesional motor areas, thus restoring normative network recruitment during finger movement, and that targeted training should make up about 20% of total limb use to maximize recovery.In a study of unimpaired people completing a robot-assisted movement task, I identified a key confound of BCI-contingent robot-assisted therapy, showing that robot assistance can affect the BCI even when the participant is passive, which may hinder motor learning. I also present a potential design approach for both the robot and the BCI to avoid this confound.I then explore BCI methodological considerations in two experiments with impaired and unimpaired people moving in a robot-assisted environment. Key results included that bipolar EEG recordings and finger extension movements led to the best models correlating brain state with ensuing movement and are thus most conducive to BCI-based training.The culmination of this work is the design of a BCI-robot rehabilitation paradigm, which I tested in a study with eight people with severe impairment after a chronic stroke. Participants participated in four weeks of a therapy protocol that determined the effect of BCI-based sensorimotor rhythm control on finger extension performance. Here, we found that BCI training can improve subsequent movement performance -- a result never before found for individuals with a stroke. The training also produced therapeutic benefits, indicating its viability as a future rehabilitation intervention. Finally, looking to the future of BCI-robot therapy, I present low-cost alternatives for BCI signal acquisition and wearable robotic devices.

Brain Computer Interfaces

Brain   Computer Interfaces
Author: Cesar Marquez-Chin,Naaz Kapadia-Desai,Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN 10: 163639132X
ISBN 13: 9781636391328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Computer Interfaces Book Review:

Stroke and spinal cord injury often result in paralysis with serious negative consequences to the independence and quality of life of those who sustain them. For these individuals, rehabilitation provides the means to regain lost function. Rehabilitation following neurological injuries has undergone revolutionary changes, enriched by neuroplasticity. Neuroplastic-based interventions enhance the efficacy and continue to guide the development of new rehabilitation strategies. This book presents three important technology-based rehabilitation interventions that follow the concepts of neuroplasticity. The book also discusses clinical results related to their efficacy. These interventions are: functional electrical stimulation therapy, which produces coordinated muscle contractions allowing people with paralysis to perform functional movements with rich sensory feedback; robot-assisted therapy, which uses robots to assist, resist, and guide movements with increased intensity while also reducing the physical burden on therapists; and brain–computer interfaces, which make it possible to verify the presence of motor-related brain activity during rehabilitation. Further, the book presents the combined use of these three technologies to illustrate some of the emerging approaches to the neurorehabilitation of voluntary movement. The authors share their practical experiences obtained during the development and clinical testing of functional electrical stimulation therapy controlled by a brain–computer interface as an intervention to restore reaching and grasping.

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II
Author: Jaime Ibáñez,José González-Vargas,José María Azorín,Metin Akay,José Luis Pons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1507
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN 10: 3319466690
ISBN 13: 9783319466699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II Book Review:

The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of neurorehabilitation research and practice. It focuses on new methods for interfacing the human nervous system with electronic and mechatronic systems to restore or compensate impaired neural functions. Importantly, the book merges different perspectives, such as the clinical, neurophysiological, and bioengineering ones, to promote, feed and encourage collaborations between clinicians, neuroscientists and engineers. Based on the 2016 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR 2016) held on October 18-21, 2016, in Segovia, Spain, this book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, including new insights into biomechanics, brain physiology, neuroplasticity, and brain damages and diseases, as well as innovative methods and technologies for studying and/or recovering brain function, from data mining to interface technologies and neuroprosthetics. In this way, it offers a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide to neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, and bioengineers. Moreover, by highlighting current challenges in understanding brain diseases as well as in the available technologies and their implementation, the book is also expected to foster new collaborations between the different groups, thus stimulating new ideas and research directions.

Telerehabilitation

Telerehabilitation
Author: Sajeesh Kumar,Ellen R. Cohn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2012-10-28
ISBN 10: 1447141989
ISBN 13: 9781447141983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telerehabilitation Book Review:

Written by experts from around the globe, this book presents explains technical issues and clinical applications. It includes collective experiences from rehabilitation service providers in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of telerehabilitation applications. This book lays the foundations for the globalization of telerehabilitation procedures, making it possible for rehabilitation service to be delivered anywhere in the world.

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018
Author: Lenka Lhotska,Lucie Sukupova,Igor Lacković,Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 956
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN 10: 9811090386
ISBN 13: 9789811090387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 Book Review:

This book (vol. 2) presents the proceedings of the IUPESM World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, a triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of professional involvement in health care, such as education and training, accreditation and certification, health technology assessment and patient safety. The IUPESM meeting is an important forum for medical physicists and biomedical engineers in medicine and healthcare learn and share knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field.

Neurorehabilitation Technology

Neurorehabilitation Technology
Author: Volker Dietz,Tobias Nef,William Zev Rymer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2012-01-02
ISBN 10: 1447122771
ISBN 13: 9781447122777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurorehabilitation Technology Book Review:

Neurorehabilitation Technology provides an accessible, practical overview of the all the major areas of development and application in the field. The initial chapters provide a clear, concise explanation of the rationale for robot use and the science behind the technology before proceeding to outline a theoretical framework for robotics in neurorehabilitative therapy. Subsequent chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of robotic devices, including robotics for locomotion; posture and balance and upper extremity recovery in stroke and spinal cord injury. Schematic diagrams, photographs and tables will be included to clarify the information for the reader. The book also discusses standard and safety issues and future perspectives.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: Giulio E Lancioni,Jeff Sigafoos,Mark F. O'Reilly,Nirbhay N. Singh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2012-08-04
ISBN 10: 146144229X
ISBN 13: 9781461442295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Book Review:

For people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities, managing the basic necessities of daily life often poses myriad challenges. Despite great odds, advances in assistive technology are making a difference in these individuals’ lives. Advances in microswitches, voice outcome communication aids, and computer-based systems are creating new opportunities for living independently, improving basic life skills, and reducing problem behaviors among individuals with combined motor, sensory, and intellectual disabilities. This unique volume examines how education and rehabilitation can improve the lives of even those individuals most affected by severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Interventions currently in use and in experimental stages are surveyed in terms of how they work and their applicability to clients with various needs. In addition, it examines the characteristics of developmentally disabled populations and offers guidelines for choosing suitable technologies. It presents empirical evidence on the advances in improving interaction with caregivers, control of the home environment, handling self-care tasks, and other core skills. Assistive Technology examines interventions that are innovative, respectful of the dignity of clients, and practical for ongoing use, including: • Microswitches in habilitation programs. • Speech-generating devices for communication and social development. • Instructional technology for promoting academic, work, and leisure skills. • Assistive technology for promoting ambulation. • Orientation systems for promoting movement indoors. • Assistive technology for reducing problem behaviors. A state-of-the-art guide to a growing field, Assistive Technology is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians, graduate students as well as clinicians and allied professionals in developmental psychology, rehabilitation and rehabilitative medicine, learning and instruction, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and educational technology.

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89095017844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rehabilitation Robotics

Rehabilitation Robotics
Author: Roberto Colombo,Vittorio Sanguineti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 0128119969
ISBN 13: 9780128119969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rehabilitation Robotics Book Review:

Rehabilitation Robotics gives an introduction and overview of all areas of rehabilitation robotics, perfect for anyone new to the field. It also summarizes available robot technologies and their application to different pathologies for skilled researchers and clinicians. The editors have been involved in the development and application of robotic devices for neurorehabilitation for more than 15 years. This experience using several commercial devices for robotic rehabilitation has enabled them to develop the know-how and expertise necessary to guide those seeking comprehensive understanding of this topic. Each chapter is written by an expert in the respective field, pulling in perspectives from both engineers and clinicians to present a multi-disciplinary view. The book targets the implementation of efficient robot strategies to facilitate the re-acquisition of motor skills. This technology incorporates the outcomes of behavioral studies on motor learning and its neural correlates into the design, implementation and validation of robot agents that behave as ‘optimal’ trainers, efficiently exploiting the structure and plasticity of the human sensorimotor systems. In this context, human-robot interaction plays a paramount role, at both the physical and cognitive level, toward achieving a symbiotic interaction where the human body and the robot can benefit from each other’s dynamics. Provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in the area of rehabilitation robotics Includes information on both therapeutic and assistive robots Focuses on the state-of-the-art and representative advancements in the design, control, analysis, implementation and validation of rehabilitation robotic systems

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Author: Karrie A. Shogren,Michael L. Wehmeyer,Nirbhay N. Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN 10: 3319590669
ISBN 13: 9783319590660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Book Review:

This handbook examines the wide-ranging applications of positive psychology in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. It discusses the change in perceptions of disability and the shifting use of traditional deficit-based treatments. It presents evidence-based approaches and strategies that promote individuals’ strengths and capacities and as well as provide supports and services to enhance quality of life. Chapters address medical and psychological aspects in intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as mindfulness, motivation, physical well-being, and self-regulation. The book also discusses uses of assessment practices in evaluating interventions and client outcomes. In addition, it explores ways practitioners, with positive psychology, can focus on what a person is capable of achieving, thereby leading to more effective approaches to care and treatment. Topics featured in the Handbook include: Translating the quality of life concept into practice. The Casual Agency Theory and its implications for understanding self-determination. The Mindfulness-Based Individualized Support Plan (MBISP) and its use in providing support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The unique role that friendship plays to people’s lives and social well-being. Supported Decision-Making (SDM) as an alternative to guardianship. A positive psychology approach to aging and retirement. The Handbook of Positive Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and related professionals in clinical child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, applied behavioral analysis, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, education, speech and language pathology, psychiatry, clinical medicine, and nursing.

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Volume 2 Medical Neurorehabilitation

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation  Volume 2  Medical Neurorehabilitation
Author: Michael Selzer,Stephanie Clarke,Leonardo Cohen,Pamela Duncan,Fred Gage
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-02-16
ISBN 10: 9781139450843
ISBN 13: 1139450840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Volume 2 Medical Neurorehabilitation Book Review:

In two freestanding but linked volumes, Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation provides comprehensive coverage of the science and practice of neurological rehabilitation. This volume, Medical Neurorehabilitation, can stand alone as a clinical handbook for neurorehabilitation. It covers the practical applications of the basic science principles presented in volume 1, provides authoritative guidelines on the management of disabling symptoms, and describes comprehensive rehabilitation approaches for the major categories of disabling neurological disorders. Emphasizing the integration of basic and clinical knowledge, this book and its companion are edited and written by leading international authorities. Together they are an essential resource for neuroscientists and provide a foundation for the work of clinical neurorehabilitation professionals .

Computer Assisted and Web Based Innovations in Psychology Special Education and Health

Computer Assisted and Web Based Innovations in Psychology  Special Education  and Health
Author: James K. Luiselli,Aaron J. Fischer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN 10: 0128021098
ISBN 13: 9780128021095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Assisted and Web Based Innovations in Psychology Special Education and Health Book Review:

Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations in Psychology, Special Education, and Health examines the rapid evolution of technology among educational, behavioral healthcare, and human services professionals from a multidisciplinary perspective. Section I of the book focuses on Technology for Monitoring, Assessment, and Evaluation, featuring chapters about behavioral, affective, and physiological monitoring, actigraphy measurement of exercise and physical activity, technological applications for individuals with learning disabilities/ADHD, and data analysis and graphing. In Section II, Technology for Intervention, the chapters address telehealth technologies for evidence-based psychotherapy, virtual reality therapy, substance use and addictions, and video modeling. The emphasis of Section III is Technology for Special Education, with chapters on computer-based instruction, alternative and augmentative communication, and assistive technologies. Finally, Section IV considers Technology for Training, Supervision, and Practice, specifically web-sourced training and supervision, legal, regulatory, and ethical issues with telehealth modalities, and emerging systems for clinical practice. Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations is a primary resource for educating students, advising professionals about recommended practices, accelerating procedural innovations, and directing research. Reviews thoroughly the extant literature Categorizes the most salient areas of research and practice Comments on future inquiry and application given current technological trends Cites appropriate product information and related websites

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility Health and Enhanced Quality of Life

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility  Health  and Enhanced Quality of Life
Author: Troy McDaniel,Sethuraman Panchanathan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2019-12-18
ISBN 10: 3030342301
ISBN 13: 9783030342302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility Health and Enhanced Quality of Life Book Review:

This book is the first resource to provide in-depth coverage on topical areas of assistive, rehabilitative, and health-related applications for haptic (touch-based) technologies. Application topics are grouped into thematic areas spanning haptic devices for sensory impairments, health and well-being, and physical impairments which are illustrated in this book. A diverse group of experts in the field were invited to contribute different chapters to provide complementary and multidisciplinary perspectives. Unlike other books on haptics, which focus on human haptic perception, specific modalities of haptics (e.g., realistic haptic rendering), or broadly cover the subfields of haptics, this book takes an application-oriented approach to present a tour of how the field of haptics has been advanced with respect to important, impactful thematic focuses. Under Theme 1 “Sensory Impairments”, haptics technologies to support individuals with sensory impairments is presented which includes: Spatial awareness in sensory impairments through touch; Haptically-assisted interfaces for persons with visual impairments; and Enabling learning experiences for visually impaired children by interaction design. Under Theme 2 “Haptics for Health and Well-Being”, haptics technologies aimed at supporting exercise and healthy aging will be covered including: Haptics in rehabilitation, exergames and health; Therapeutic haptics for mental health and well-being; and Applications of haptics in medicine. Under Theme 3 “Haptics for Physical Impairments”, haptics technologies for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with weakened/impaired limbs or neurological diseases impacting movement is targeted including: Assistive soft exoskeletons with pneumatic artificial muscles; Haptics for accessibility in rehabilitative hardware; and intelligent robotics and immersive displays for enhancing haptic interaction in physical rehabilitation environments. Engineers, scientists, and researchers working in the areas of haptics, multimedia, virtual/augmented/mixed-reality, human-computer interaction, assistive technologies, rehabilitative technologies, healthcare technologies, and/or actuator design will want to purchase this book. Advanced level students and hobbyists interested in haptics will also be interested in this book.