Essentials of Assistive Technologies

By

  • Albert Cook, PhD, PE, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Janice Polgar, PhD, OT, Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with this new essentials text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by Dr. Cook, the book provides the most important coverage of the devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Case studies, illustrations of assistive devices, review questions, and well-developed learning objectives help you focus on the most important areas of assistive technology application.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10114-1


Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview

2. A Framework for Assistive Technologies

3. Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies

4. Seating Systems as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies

5. Making the Connection: User Inputs for Assistive Technologies

6. Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies

7. Computer Access Ð Augmenting the Keyboard and Mouse

8. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments

9. Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairments

10. Assistive Technologies to Aid Cognitive Function

11. Augmentative and Alternative Communication

12. Technologies That Enable Mobility

13. Technologies for Transportation and Driving

14. Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment