An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering (Series in by Rory A Cooper,Hisaichi Ohnabe,Douglas A. Hobson

By Rory A Cooper,Hisaichi Ohnabe,Douglas A. Hobson

Answering the frequent call for for an introductory booklet on rehabilitation engineering (RE), Dr. Rory A. Cooper, a unusual RE authority, and his esteemed colleagues current An advent to Rehabilitation Engineering. This source introduces the basics and purposes of RE and assistive applied sciences (ATs).

After offering a quick advent, the publication describes the versions for AT carrier supply, the layout instruments and rules of common layout, and numerous technology-transfer mechanisms, versions, and ideas. The textual content then explains the method for developing assistive machine criteria, through a evaluation of seating biomechanics and tender tissue biomechanics. next chapters study layout and repair supply ideas of wheelchairs and scooters, useful electric stimulation and its functions, wheelchair-accessible transportation laws, and the purposes of robotics in scientific rehabilitation. The publication proceeds to debate prosthetic and orthotic layout and utilization, visible and listening to impairment, Web-related AT, and augmentative and replacement conversation (AAC) expertise. It concludes with an advent to adaptive activities and recreation.

Incorporating the serious features of RE and AT, An creation to Rehabilitation Engineering makes a speciality of the foundations, modeling, criteria, units, and applied sciences of RE and AT. It offers a concise but whole review of RE to supply a superb beginning within the topic in addition to to stimulate additional study.

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