Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics

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Pereira, Javier
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Oct 31, 2010 - Medical - 462 pages
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Information technologies constitute a very important contribution to the integration of a population into its environment.  Unfortunately, in most cases the development of new technologies does not consider the special needs of potentially disabled users.

The Handbook of Research on Personal Autonomy Technologies and Disability Informatics proposes a comprehensive description of the needs that must be considered by IT engineers when designing technical assistance tools that can be used by disabled persons according to their specific motoric, visual, auditive, or psychic needs.  Contributing basic knowledge for persons in IT development and health care related to physical and psychic disabilities, this book adds over 50 authoritative articles by international experts to the defining body of research in autonomy technologies and disability informatics.

 

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Contents

Assistive Technologies Tools and Resources for the Access and Use of Information and Communication Technologies by People with Disabilities
1
Nascent Access Technologies for Individuals with Severe Motor Impairments
16
Elderly People Disability Dependence and New Technologies
36
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
46
Innovative Smart Sensing Solutions for the Visually Impaired
60
An Advanced Concept of Altered Auditory Feedback as a ProsthesisTherapy for Stuttering Founded on a NonSpeech Etiologic Paradigm
76
The Role of Sensory Rhythmic Stimulation on Motor Rehabilitation in Parkinsons Disease PD
119
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation TMS as a Tool for Neurorehabilitation in Parkinsons Disease
131
NonManual Control Devices
233
Wireless Sensor Networks and Systems
251
Modelbased Approaches for Scanning Keyboard Design
264
Projects from the Orange Foundation in Favour of People with Obstacles to Communication
284
Occupational Therapists Perceptions about the NonUse of Recommended Assistive Technology AT
293
Sensors and their Application for Disabled and Elderly People
311
Telegerontology
331
Experience Using Information and Communication Technologies with Elderly People
346

A Feedback Controlled FES in Rehabilitation
144
HumanCentered Metal Hydride Actuator Systems for Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
154
Web Accessibility
172
Catering for Personal Autonomy with EMentoring Supported by Recommendations
191
Blind User Interfacing
205
Sensors in Assistive Technology
224
Experiences using Information and Communication Technologies with Children Affected by Cerebral Palsy
358
Compilation of References
371
About the Contributors
422
Index
433
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Javier Pereira was born in Ourense, Spain, in 1972. He received the M.S. in Computer Science from the University of A Coruņa (Spain) in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the same university in 2004. He is an Associated Professor in the area of Radiology and Physical Medicine at the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, in the University of A Coruņa. His current research interests include: accessibility in Information and Communication Technologies, medical information systems, DICOM, PACS, medical informatics, disability and informatics, and the development of technical aids. [Editor]

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