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Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities

By Teodiano Freire Bastos-Filho, Dinesh Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan

CRC Press – 2014

Series: Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series

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    978-1-46-658645-1
    May 5th 2014

Description

Exploring the details of mobility and manipulative technologies, this volume provides insight into current research trends and discusses technologies that are under development. Each chapter covers one specific technology, starting with a general introduction, followed by technical details and an assessment from the user viewpoint—including the user benefits, user suitability, cost, reliability, and required infrastructure. Each chapter also provides illustrations or photographs of the devices, making it accessible to lay and clinical audiences. The book also identifies shortcomings, current research related to the technology, and possible development opportunities.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

Introduction

Assistive Technology

References

Wheel chairs

History

Current Technologies

Technical descriptions and specifications

References

Smart wheelchairs

Introduction

Description of Smart wheelchairs

Autonomous Wheelchairs over 20 years

Details of the Wheelchair Control and Command System

Appendix

References

Walkers

Introduction

Active Walkers

Descriptions of Smart Walkers

Safety Concern

Interface Design Description of Smart Walkers

Navigation and Localization

Other Features of Smart Walkers

Detail design of Smart Walker – UFES Example

References

Assistive Technologies for Developing Cognitive Skills

Introduction

Features of ADCS

ADCS Interface

Measuring the success of ADCS

Example of ADCS

References

Upper limb Prosthesis Devices

Introduction

Prosthetic Hands

Current Prosthetic devices

References

Name: Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Teodiano Freire Bastos-Filho, Dinesh Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan. Exploring the details of mobility and manipulative technologies, this volume provides insight into current research trends and discusses technologies that are under development. Each chapter covers one specific technology, starting with a general...
Categories: Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Medicine, Biomaterials