Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium

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Christian Bühler, Harry Knops
IOS Press, 1999 - Medical - 832 pages
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The field of assistive technology is influenced by the ongoing and rapid development of mainstream technologies on the one hand and continuing changes to social systems in relation to societal events - such as the ageing of the population - on the other. The articles in this book provide a broad overview of developments in technical support for people with functional restrictions: key technologies like telecommunications and IT are addressed, while low-tech practical solutions are also considered.
 

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Contents

A History of ATCritical Remarks for the Future H J Küppers
7
A Robotics Prognostication J F Engelberger
13
Information Society for
27
Information Systems
30
The Accessibility of the World Wide Web for Visually Impaired People
34
European Design for All Information and Opportunities Exist Are We Able
48
Catalogue of Technical Aids Accessed via WWW J I GodinoLlorente
58
OnLine Instruction in Assistive Technology H J Murphy
68
Contribution to the Development of an Open Software Architecture for
329
A Robotized Kitchen for the Disabled and Elderly A Casals
346
2 Assistive Technology for the Support of Older People
357
Information Education and Support for Older People and Their
378
EASYTEXAesthetical and Funtional Clothing and Other Textile Products
406
Idea and Conception for an Integrated REHAModel H U List
421
An Assistive Multimedia Tool Using Synthetic Signs To Train on References
438
2 IntelliTools
453

Telecommunication for
75
ICT for Independent LivingWhat Can We Learn from
82
A New Application in Social Alarms? K Webers and J Thie
96
Research and Development in Telerehabilitation C Trepagnier M J Rosen
102
3 Special Applications in Telecommunication
111
Requirements for the Use of Screenphones by Older People V Johnson
122
Participation of Users in Development of a Mobile
128
Results from a Wizard of Oz Experiment in a Smart
136
Interface Design System for Severely Disabled Persons G Cremers
142
the WISE dx C Clayton
148
High Resolution Tactile Graphics for Nonvisual HCI G Weber
154
The Application of Assistive Technology in Facilitating the Comprehension
160
Development of ScripTalker H Neumann and R van Geel
170
2 Acceleration by Context and Prediction
180
SeeWord A Word Processing Aid for Dyslexic Computer Users
185
Word Prediction and Word Completion for the German Language W L Zagler
191
3 Mind Express
197
Mobility
203
The Wheelchair as a Drivers Seat in a Motorcar H J Wahlen and H Licking
209
SelfPropelled Robotic Wheel Replaces Power Base for Wheelchair Mobility
220
An Evaluation of Virtual Reality as a Tool to Assist in Training Children
233
Prototype of a New Community Vehicle for Elderly People in Japan
239
The Design of a Bicycle and Other Daily Living Aids for People with Restricted
245
3 Support of Mobility
255
A Novel Mobility Aid for Independent Daily Living of Elderly People
267
Obstacle Avoidance Module for the VAHM2 Wheelchair A Pruski
278
Rehabilitation Robotics
285
Telediagnosis and Remote Maintenance System Through the Internet for
302
Design of a Wheelchair Mounted Robot M R Hillman K Hagan S A Hagan
316
Access to the Built Environment
459
Tactile Pattern Recognition of Ground Surface Indicators by Totally
475
ICANIntegrated Communication and Control for All Needs C G Willems
491
2 Smart Home
508
Assisted Interactive Dwelling HOUSEEdinvar Housing Association Smart
524
A System for the Analysis and Scanning of Tremor on Handicapped People
539
Development and Clinical Evaluation of a Computerised
545
Device for Stretching Contractures in Muscular Dystrophy Patients A Zupan
560
3 New Aspects in OrthosisProsthesis
575
Prosthetic Control by an EEGBased BrainComputer Interface BCI
590
What PRINT Means for You M Lange and C Reeves
605
A Distance Training and Telework Experiment for People with Cerebral Palsy
621
Participation and Equal Opportunities for All? J Brodin
638
Education and Training in Assistive Technology
653
PostGraduate Training in Rehabilitation Counselling Using Information
668
Professional Education on Technology and Disability in Italy R Andrich
684
2 Service Delivery
695
Certification Cooperation and Consideration Hallmarks of the 21st Century
703
Human Resources in the Wheelchair Services in England A TurnerSmith
718
3 Quality Assurance Through Tests of Assistive Technology Products
733
Usage Oriented Comparative Product Testing G J Gelderblom
747
FieldTests of Two Measures to Assess Outcome in Assistive Technology
762
An Integrated Outcomes Measurement and Cost Utility Analysis Tool
775
The Internet Assistive Service as an Opportunity and Challenge for the Severely
791
1 Information Systems
799
the SEDODELProject
814
Author Index
829
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