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Clinician's guide to assistive technology
Olson, Don A.
Publication Information:
St. Louis : Mosby, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Assistive technology principles. Matching consumers with appropriate assistive technologies -- Contexts : assistive technology at home, school, work and in the community -- Human factors and environmental access -- Service delivery in assistive technology -- Outcomes and performance monitoring -- Funding and public policy -- Technologies for information, communication, and access. Computer access -- Information technologies -- Augmentative and alternative communication -- Integrated systems -- Sensory aids : vision -- Sensory aids : hearing assistive listening aids and signaling devices for the hearing impaired -- Technologies for manipulation. Seating intervention and postural control -- Upper limb orthotics -- Adaptive aids for accessing technology -- Upper-limb prosthetics -- Robotics and manipulators -- Technologies for mobility and locomotion. Lower limb prosthetics -- Wheelchair mobility -- Spatial orientation and individuals with visual impairments -- Driver evaluation and vehicle modification -- Lower limb orthotics -- Technologies for environmental access. Environmental access in the workplace -- Home environments, automation, and environmental control -- Adaptive aids for self-care and child care at home -- Recreation and play environments.
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This useful resource is designed to offer healthcare professionals specific information about the diverse area of assistive technology. It covers the variety of technology available and explains the adaptations of the technology, as well as how different devices work together. The first section provides the fundamentals of assistive technology, discussing issues such as life span considerations, environmental context, and funding and public policy. The next section delves into topics especially relevant for patient care, including computer access and alternative communication. Sections on manipulation, ambulation, and locomotion technologies are discussed next, concentrating on devices that assist with upper and lower body function. This text ends with a discussion of technologies for environments in the real world.

Table of Contents

Section I Assistive Technology Principles Introduction
Chapter 1 Matching Consumers Across the Life Span with the Most Appropriate Assistive Technologies
Chapter 2 Contexts: Assistive Technology at Home, School, and Work, and in the Community
Chapter 3 Human Factors and Environmental Access
Chapter 4 Assistive Technology Service Delivery
Chapter 5 Outcomes
Chapter 6 Funding and Public Policy
Section II Technologies for Information, Communication and Access Introduction
Chapter 7 Computer Access
Chapter 8 Information Technologies
Chapter 9 Augmentative/Alternative Communication
Chapter 10 Integrated Systems
Chapter 11 Sensory Aids: Vision
Chapter 12 Sensory Aids: Hearing
Section III Technologies for Manipulation Introduction
Chapter 13 Seating Intervention and Postural Control
Chapter 14 Upper Limb Orthotics
Chapter 15 Adaptive Aids
Chapter 16 Upper Limb Prosthetics
Chapter 17 Robotics/Manipulators
Section IV Technologies for Ambulation and Locomotion Introduction
Chapter 18 Lower Limb Prosthetics
Chapter 19 Wheelchair Mobility
Chapter 20 Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding
Chapter 21 Driver Evaluation and Vehicle Modification
Chapter 22 Lower Limb Orthotics
Section V Technologies for Environmental Access Introduction
Chapter 23 Environmental Access in the Workplace
Chapter 24 Home Environments, Automation, and Environmental Control
Chapter 25 Adaptive Aids for Self-care and Child-care
Chapter 26 Recreation/Play Environments