An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering by Rory A Cooper, Hisaichi Ohnabe, Douglas A. Hobson

By Rory A Cooper, Hisaichi Ohnabe, Douglas A. Hobson

Answering the common call for for an introductory e-book on rehabilitation engineering (RE), Dr. Rory A. Cooper, a wonderful RE authority, and his esteemed colleagues current An creation to Rehabilitation Engineering. This source introduces the basics and functions of RE and assistive applied sciences (ATs).

After offering a quick advent, the publication describes the versions for AT provider supply, the layout instruments and rules of common layout, and diverse technology-transfer mechanisms, types, and ideas. The textual content then explains the method for developing assistive equipment criteria, by means of a evaluate of seating biomechanics and delicate tissue biomechanics. next chapters learn layout and repair supply rules of wheelchairs and scooters, sensible electric stimulation and its functions, wheelchair-accessible transportation laws, and the functions of robotics in clinical rehabilitation. The e-book proceeds to debate prosthetic and orthotic layout and utilization, visible and listening to impairment, Web-related AT, and augmentative and replacement communique (AAC) know-how. It concludes with an advent to adaptive activities and recreation.

Incorporating the serious elements of RE and AT, An advent to Rehabilitation Engineering specializes in the foundations, modeling, criteria, units, and applied sciences of RE and AT. It provides a concise but entire assessment of RE to supply an excellent starting place within the topic in addition to to stimulate additional examine.

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42 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 INTRODUCTION Clinical rehabilitation engineering (RE) may be considered a subspecialty of biomedical engineering. The three types of biomedical engineer are (1) the clinical engineer in healthcare, (2) the biomedical design engineer in industry, and (3) the research scientist. , rehabilitation, vocation, and education) settings, (2) the design and development engineer in the rehabilitation technology and assistive technology (AT) industries, and (3) the research CRE or scientist working in rehabilitation technology and AT research.

4 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Rehabilitation Engineer in the Clinical Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Clinical Rehabilitation Engineer vs. the Clinical Engineer . . . . . . 7 Incorporating Engineering into the AT Service Delivery Process . . . . . 8 Principles of Service Delivery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Service Delivery Process .

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