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

ISBN-10: 0849372224

ISBN-13: 9780849372223

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

After offering a short advent, the booklet describes the versions for AT provider supply, the layout instruments and rules of common layout, and numerous technology-transfer mechanisms, versions, and rules. The textual content then explains the method for developing assistive machine criteria, by means of a evaluate of seating biomechanics and smooth tissue biomechanics. next chapters study layout and repair supply rules of wheelchairs and scooters, sensible electric stimulation and its functions, wheelchair-accessible transportation laws, and the purposes 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 substitute communique (AAC) know-how. It concludes with an creation to adaptive activities and recreation.

Incorporating the severe 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 whole evaluation of RE to supply a superb beginning within the topic in addition to to stimulate additional examine.

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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.

12 Evidence-Based Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 INTRODUCTION Clinical rehabilitation engineering (RE) may be considered a subspecialty of biomedical engineering.

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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