An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering

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Overview

Answering the widespread demand for an introductory book on rehabilitation engineering (RE), Dr. Rory A. Cooper, a distinguished RE authority, and his esteemed colleagues present An Introduction to Rehabilitation
Engineering. This resource introduces the fundamentals and applications of RE and assistive technologies (ATs).

After providing a brief introduction, the book describes the models for AT service delivery,
the design tools and principles of universal design, and various technology-transfer mechanisms, models, and principles. The text then explains the process for creating assistive device standards, followed by a review of seating biomechanics and soft tissue biomechanics. Subsequent chapters examine design and service delivery principles of wheelchairs and scooters, functional electrical stimulation and its applications, wheelchair-accessible transportation legislation, and the applications of robotics in medical rehabilitation. The book proceeds to discuss prosthetic and orthotic design and usage, visual and hearing impairment, Web-related AT, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology. It concludes with an introduction to adaptive sports and recreation.

Incorporating the critical aspects of RE and AT, An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering focuses on the principles, modeling, standards, devices, and technologies of RE and AT. It presents a concise yet complete overview of RE to provide a solid foundation in the subject as well as to stimulate further study.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Rory A. Cooper

Clinical Practice of Rehabilitation Engineering
Carmen Digiovine, Douglas A. Hobson, and Rory A. Cooper

Universal Design
Linda van Roosmalen and Hisaichi Ohnabe

Technology Transfer
Rory A. Cooper and Jonathan Pearlman

Standards for Assistive Technology
Douglas Hobson, Rory A. Cooper, and Martin Ferguson-Pell

Seating Biomechanics and Systems
Mark Schmeler, Bengt Enstrom, Barbara Crane, and Rosemarie Cooper

Tissue Integrity Management
David Brienza, Yihkuen Jan, and Jeanne Zanca

Wheelchairs
Alicia Koontz, Jon Pearlman, Brad Impink, Rory A. Cooper, and M. Wilkenson

Functional Electrical Stimulation
Songfeng Guo, Jue Wang, and Garrett Grindle

Wheelchair Transportation Safety
Patricia Karg, Gina Bertocci, Linda van Roosmalen, Douglas Hobson, and Toru Furui

Rehabilitation Robotics
Dan Ding, Richard Simpson, Yoky Matuoka, and Edmund LoPresti

Major Limb Prosthetic Devices
Diane M. Collins, Brad Dicianno, Amol Karmarkar, Paul F. Pasquina, Rick Relich, and Annmarie Kelleher

Orthotic Devices
Michael Dvorznak, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Amol Karmarkar, Annmarie Kelleher, and Thane McCann

Aids for People with Low Vision and Blindness
John Brabyn, Katherine Seelman, and Sailesh Panchang

Maximizing Participation for People with Hearing Loss
Elaine Mormer, Amanda Ortmann, Catherine Palmer, and Katherine Seelman

Telecommunications, Computers, and Web Accessibility
Kate Seelman, S. Hackett, Bambang Paramento, Richard Simpson, and
Sailesh Panchang

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology
Katya J. Hill, Bruce Baker, and Barry A. Romich

Adaptive Sports and Recreation Technology
Mary E. Buning, Ian M. Rice, Shirley G. Fitzgerald, and Rory A. Cooper

Selected Terms and Definitions
Abbreviations
Index

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