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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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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. An Overview of Devices for Mobility and Manipulation. Wheelchairs. Walkers. Hand Prosthesis. Leg Prosthesis. Assistive Communication Devices (Human Computer Interface). Alternate Assistive Technologies.

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