Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering / Edition 1

Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering / Edition 1

by Horia-Nicolai L Teodorescu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849301408

ISBN-13: 9780849301407

Pub. Date: 12/26/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Prostheses, assistive systems, and rehabilitation systems are essentia l to increasing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Rese arch and development over the last decade have resulted in enormous ad vances toward that goal-none more so than the development of intellige nt systems and technologies. In the first truly comprehensive book add ressing

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Overview

Prostheses, assistive systems, and rehabilitation systems are essentia l to increasing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Rese arch and development over the last decade have resulted in enormous ad vances toward that goal-none more so than the development of intellige nt systems and technologies. In the first truly comprehensive book add ressing intelligent technologies for the disabled, top experts from ar ound the world provide an overview of this dynamic, rapidly evolving f ield. They present state-of-the-art information on the latest, innovat ive technologies and their applications in various systems designed to better the lives of the disabled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849301407
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/26/2000
Series:
International Series on Computational Intelligence Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
New Technologies in Rehabilitation: General Trends
SENSORIAL PROSTHESES
A Retinal Prosthesis to Benefit the Visually Impaired
Intelligent Techniques in Hearing Rehabilitation
LOCOMOTOR PROSTHESES
Sensory Feedback for Lower Limb Prostheses
Multifunction Control of Prostheses using the Myoelectric Signal
Selective Activation of the Nervous System for Motor System Neural Prostheses
Upper Limb Myoelectric Prostheses: Sensory Control System and Automatic Tuning of Parameters
PACEMAKERS AND LIFE-SUSTAINING DEVICES
Computer-Aided Support Technology for Artificial Heart Control: Diagnosis and Hemodynamic Measurements
Diaphragm Pacing for Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency
Intelligent Systems in Heart Pacemakers
ROBOTIC SYSTEMS AND ADVANCED MECHANICS
Service Robots for Rehabilitation and Assistance
Computerized Obstacle Avoidance Systems for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Advanced Design Concepts for a Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis
Index of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Index of Terms

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