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

ISBN-10: 0849372224

ISBN-13: 9780849372223

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

After offering a short advent, the ebook describes the types for AT carrier supply, the layout instruments and rules of common layout, and diverse technology-transfer mechanisms, versions, and rules. The textual content then explains the method for developing assistive gadget criteria, by means of a assessment of seating biomechanics and smooth tissue biomechanics. next chapters study layout and repair supply rules of wheelchairs and scooters, sensible electric stimulation and its purposes, wheelchair-accessible transportation laws, and the functions of robotics in clinical rehabilitation. The booklet proceeds to debate prosthetic and orthotic layout and utilization, visible and listening to impairment, Web-related AT, and augmentative and substitute communique (AAC) expertise. It concludes with an advent to adaptive activities and recreation.

Incorporating the serious points of RE and AT, An advent 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 an outstanding starting place within the topic in addition to to stimulate extra research.

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12 Evidence-Based Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 INTRODUCTION Clinical rehabilitation engineering (RE) may be considered a subspecialty of biomedical engineering.

Credentialing is one of those areas that has far-reaching implications. The process of establishing the ATS, ATP, and RET credentials was started about 15 years ago, with the first people receiving their credentials about 10 years ago. There are over 2500 ATPs, nearly 1000 ATSs, and close to 50 RETs. , electric-powered wheelchairs). International collaboration is becoming increasingly important to make engineering advances. Communication has become more rapid, and it is reasonably simple to share data across oceans with adequate security and speed.

10 Specialized Rehabilitation Technology Supplier Environment . . 11 Community-Based or Satellite Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Rehabilitation Engineer in the Clinical Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Clinical Rehabilitation Engineer vs. the Clinical Engineer . . . . . . 7 Incorporating Engineering into the AT Service Delivery Process .

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