Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering / Edition 1

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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.

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Contributions from an international panel of engineers, researchers, and other experts provide a comprehensive overview of intelligent technologies for the disabled. Graduate and post-graduate students, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and rehabilitation professionals will find both the technology and its applications extensively covered. Separate sections of the book are devoted to the most recent advances in sensorial prostheses (visual and hearing), locomotor prostheses (limb, myoelectric, and neural), pacemakers and life-sustaining devices, and robotic systems and advanced mechanics for prostheses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

New Technologies in Rehabilitation: General Trends
A Retinal Prosthesis to Benefit the Visually Impaired
Intelligent Techniques in Hearing Rehabilitation
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
Computer-Aided Support Technology for Artificial Heart Control: Diagnosis and Hemodynamic Measurements
Diaphragm Pacing for Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency
Intelligent Systems in Heart Pacemakers
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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