Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation: Empowering Cognitive, Physical, Social and Communicative Skills Through Virtual Reality, Robots, Wearable Systems and Brain-computer Interfaces

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Andrea Gaggioli, Emily A. Keshner, Patrice L. Weiss
IOS Press, 2009 - Medical - 281 pages
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You'll be re-directed to the IOS Press Booksonline Platform. The goal of this book is to bring together ideas from several different disciplines in order to examine the focus and aims that drive rehabilitation intervention and technology development. Specifically, the chapters in this book address the questions of what research is currently taking place to further develop rehabilitation, applied technology and how we have been able to modify and measure responses in both healthy and clinical populations using these technologies. The following chapters are dedicated toward addressing these issues. 1. Does Training with Technology Add to Functional Gains? 2. Are there Rules that Govern Recovery of Function? 3. Using the Body's Own Signals to Augment Therapeutic Gains 4. Technology Incorporates Cognition and Action 5. Technology Enhances the Impact of Rehabilitation Programs 6. Summary
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Training and Technology as an Aid in Functional Gains
23
Rules that Govern Recovery of Function
63
Using the Bodys Own Signals to Augment Therapeutic Gains
143
Technology Incorporates Cognition and Action
177
Technology Enhances the Impact of Rehabilitation Programs
229
Subject Index
279
Author Index
281
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