Neurorehabilitation Technology Book

Neurorehabilitation Technology

  • Author : Volker Dietz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-01-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447122777

Neurorehabilitation Technology Excerpt :

Neurorehabilitation Technology provides an accessible, practical overview of the all the major areas of development and application in the field. The initial chapters provide a clear, concise explanation of the rationale for robot use and the science behind the technology before proceeding to outline a theoretical framework for robotics in neurorehabilitative therapy. Subsequent chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of robotic devices, including robotics for locomotion; posture and balance and upper extremity recovery in stroke and spinal cord injury. Schematic diagrams, photographs and tables will be included to clarify the information for the reader. The book also discusses standard and safety issues and future perspectives.

Neurorehabilitation Technology Book

Neurorehabilitation Technology

  • Author : David J. Reinkensmeyer
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-11-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 769
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031089954

Neurorehabilitation Technology Excerpt :

This revised, updated, and substantially expanded third edition provides an accessible, practical overview of major areas of research, technical development and clinical application in the field of neurorehabilitation movement therapy. The initial section provides the basic framework and a rationale for technology application in movement therapy by summarizing recent findings in neuroplasticity and motor learning. The following section provides a detailed overview of the movement physiology of various neurologic conditions, illustrating how this knowledge has been used to design various neurorehabilitation technologies. The third section then explains the principles of human-machine interaction for movement rehabilitation. The fourth section provides an overview of assessment technology and predictive modeling in neurorehabilitation. The fifth section provides a survey of technological approaches to neurorehabilitation, including spinal cord stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, virtual reality, wearable sensing, brain computer interfaces, mobile technologies, and telerehabilitation. The final two sections examine in greater detail the ongoing revolution in robotic therapy for upper extremity movement and walking, respectively. The promises and limitations of these technologies in neurorehabilitation are discussed, including an Epilogue which debates the impact and utility of robotics for neurorehabilitation. Throughout the book the chapters provide detailed practical information on state-of-the-art clinical applications of these devices following stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurologic disorders and future developments in the field. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs and schematic diagrams which serve to clarify the information for the reader. Neurorehabilitation Technology, Third Edition is a valuable resource for neurologists, biomedical engineers, roboticists, rehabilitation specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapis

Rehabilitation Robotics Book

Rehabilitation Robotics

  • Author : Roberto Colombo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128119969

Rehabilitation Robotics Excerpt :

Rehabilitation Robotics gives an introduction and overview of all areas of rehabilitation robotics, perfect for anyone new to the field. It also summarizes available robot technologies and their application to different pathologies for skilled researchers and clinicians. The editors have been involved in the development and application of robotic devices for neurorehabilitation for more than 15 years. This experience using several commercial devices for robotic rehabilitation has enabled them to develop the know-how and expertise necessary to guide those seeking comprehensive understanding of this topic. Each chapter is written by an expert in the respective field, pulling in perspectives from both engineers and clinicians to present a multi-disciplinary view. The book targets the implementation of efficient robot strategies to facilitate the re-acquisition of motor skills. This technology incorporates the outcomes of behavioral studies on motor learning and its neural correlates into the design, implementation and validation of robot agents that behave as ‘optimal’ trainers, efficiently exploiting the structure and plasticity of the human sensorimotor systems. In this context, human-robot interaction plays a paramount role, at both the physical and cognitive level, toward achieving a symbiotic interaction where the human body and the robot can benefit from each other’s dynamics. Provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in the area of rehabilitation robotics Includes information on both therapeutic and assistive robots Focuses on the state-of-the-art and representative advancements in the design, control, analysis, implementation and validation of rehabilitation robotic systems

Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation Book

Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation

  • Author : Natalia Lopez
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 012819877X

Technology Assisted Neurorehabilitation Excerpt :

Technology-Assisted Neurorehabilitation introduces biomedical engineers, health professionals and researchers to the study and integration of neurorehabilitation advances, specifically focusing on applied technologies and mathematical methods. Coverage includes neuroanatomy and neuromodulation, robotic rehabilitation devices, signal processing, human-machine interfaces, software development, serious games and virtual reality. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, including real world applications and new trends. Both medical and technological fields are represented, with a focus on neurological disease. With the computerization of today's therapeutic technology, this book is a valuable asset to any student in the bioengineering or healthcare fields. Offers comprehensive coverage of the basics in neurorehabilitation technologies Provides reviews of research on each individual topic within the context of their clinical applications Presents an anatomical/medical overview of normal human physiology and pathology Applies technology, engineering and computing to a rehabilitative top-down approach

Medical Aspects of Disability  Fourth Edition Book

Medical Aspects of Disability Fourth Edition

  • Author : Dr. Herbert H. Zaretsky, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 0826127843

Medical Aspects of Disability Fourth Edition Excerpt :

"Like its predecessor, the book remains one of the best sources of rehabilitation practice preparation for students and the most enlightened guide for rehabilitation professionals." --Nan Zhang Hampton, PhD, CRC Department of Counseling and School PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Aspects of Disability has continually been the go-to resource for health care professionals, educators, and students. Now in its fourth edition, this landmark volume has been substantially revised, updated, and expanded-comprehensively describing aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. This edition discusses important topics that have come to the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability, covering disabling conditions and disorders not only from clinical but also functional and psychological perspectives. Chapter authors, among the most widely respected authorities in their respective fields, provide comprehensive guides on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, discussing the causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and much more. Emerging Topics Discussed: Social work in physical medicine The information revolution, disability, and assistive technology Complementary and alternative medicine Trends in medical rehabilitation delivery and payment systems Legislation and rehabilitation professionals Telerehabilitation: solutions to distant and international care Disabling Conditions and Disorders Included: Geriatric rehabilitation Limb deficiency Organ transplantation Cardiovascular disorders Traumatic brain injury Diabetes mellitus Epilepsy Visual impairments Peripheral vascular disorders Rehabilitation in cancer patients AIDS and HIV Rehabilitation in burns Speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders

Medicine Based Informatics and Engineering Book

Medicine Based Informatics and Engineering

  • Author : Franco Simini (Biomedical engineer)
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Biology
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030878450

Medicine Based Informatics and Engineering Excerpt :

This book originates from the idea to adapt biomedical engineering and medical informatics to current clinical needs and proposes a paradigm shift in medical engineering, where the limitations of technology should no longer be the starting point of design, but rather the development of biomedical devices, software, and systems should stem from clinical needs and wishes. Gathering chapters written by authoritative researchers, working the interface between medicine and engineering, this book presents successful attempts of conceiving technology based on clinical practice. It reports on new strategies for medical diagnosis, rehabilitation, and eHealth, focusing on solutions to foster better quality of life through technology, with an emphasis on patients and clinical needs, and vulnerable populations. All in all, the book offers a reference guide and a source of inspiration for biomedical engineers, clinical scientists, physicians, and computer scientists. Yet, it also includes practical information for personnel using biomedical equipment, as well as timely insights that are expected to help health agencies and software firms in their decision-making processes.

Telerehabilitation Book


  • Author : Sajeesh Kumar
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447141983

Telerehabilitation Excerpt :

Written by experts from around the globe, this book presents explains technical issues and clinical applications. It includes collective experiences from rehabilitation service providers in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of telerehabilitation applications. This book lays the foundations for the globalization of telerehabilitation procedures, making it possible for rehabilitation service to be delivered anywhere in the world.

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 Book

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018

  • Author : Lenka Lhotska
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 956
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811090387

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 Excerpt :

This book (vol. 2) presents the proceedings of the IUPESM World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, a triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of professional involvement in health care, such as education and training, accreditation and certification, health technology assessment and patient safety. The IUPESM meeting is an important forum for medical physicists and biomedical engineers in medicine and healthcare learn and share knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field.

Assistive Technology Book

Assistive Technology

  • Author : Giulio E Lancioni
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461442295

Assistive Technology Excerpt :

For people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities, managing the basic necessities of daily life often poses myriad challenges. Despite great odds, advances in assistive technology are making a difference in these individuals’ lives. Advances in microswitches, voice outcome communication aids, and computer-based systems are creating new opportunities for living independently, improving basic life skills, and reducing problem behaviors among individuals with combined motor, sensory, and intellectual disabilities. This unique volume examines how education and rehabilitation can improve the lives of even those individuals most affected by severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Interventions currently in use and in experimental stages are surveyed in terms of how they work and their applicability to clients with various needs. In addition, it examines the characteristics of developmentally disabled populations and offers guidelines for choosing suitable technologies. It presents empirical evidence on the advances in improving interaction with caregivers, control of the home environment, handling self-care tasks, and other core skills. Assistive Technology examines interventions that are innovative, respectful of the dignity of clients, and practical for ongoing use, including: • Microswitches in habilitation programs. • Speech-generating devices for communication and social development. • Instructional technology for promoting academic, work, and leisure skills. • Assistive technology for promoting ambulation. • Orientation systems for promoting movement indoors. • Assistive technology for reducing problem behaviors. A state-of-the-art guide to a growing field, Assistive Technology is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians, graduate students as well as clinicians and allied professionals in developmental psychology, rehabilitation and rehabilitative medicine, learning and instruction, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology,

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility  Health  and Enhanced Quality of Life Book

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility Health and Enhanced Quality of Life

  • Author : Troy McDaniel
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-18
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030342302

Haptic Interfaces for Accessibility Health and Enhanced Quality of Life Excerpt :

This book is the first resource to provide in-depth coverage on topical areas of assistive, rehabilitative, and health-related applications for haptic (touch-based) technologies. Application topics are grouped into thematic areas spanning haptic devices for sensory impairments, health and well-being, and physical impairments which are illustrated in this book. A diverse group of experts in the field were invited to contribute different chapters to provide complementary and multidisciplinary perspectives. Unlike other books on haptics, which focus on human haptic perception, specific modalities of haptics (e.g., realistic haptic rendering), or broadly cover the subfields of haptics, this book takes an application-oriented approach to present a tour of how the field of haptics has been advanced with respect to important, impactful thematic focuses. Under Theme 1 “Sensory Impairments”, haptics technologies to support individuals with sensory impairments is presented which includes: Spatial awareness in sensory impairments through touch; Haptically-assisted interfaces for persons with visual impairments; and Enabling learning experiences for visually impaired children by interaction design. Under Theme 2 “Haptics for Health and Well-Being”, haptics technologies aimed at supporting exercise and healthy aging will be covered including: Haptics in rehabilitation, exergames and health; Therapeutic haptics for mental health and well-being; and Applications of haptics in medicine. Under Theme 3 “Haptics for Physical Impairments”, haptics technologies for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with weakened/impaired limbs or neurological diseases impacting movement is targeted including: Assistive soft exoskeletons with pneumatic artificial muscles; Haptics for accessibility in rehabilitative hardware; and intelligent robotics and immersive displays for enhancing haptic interaction in physical rehabilitation environments. Engineers, scientists, and researche

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Book

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation

  • Author : Michael Selzer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 693
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107011670

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Excerpt :

Volume 1 of the Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation covers the basic sciences relevant to recovery of function following injury to the nervous system.

Internet of Things for Human Centered Design Book

Internet of Things for Human Centered Design

  • Author : Sofia Scataglini
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Application software
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811684883

Internet of Things for Human Centered Design Excerpt :

The book presents the state of the art of the Internet of Things (IoT), applied to Human-Centered Design (HCD) projects addressed to ageing users, from the perspective of health, care and well-being. The current focus on the ageing population is opening up new opportunities for the development of niche solutions aimed at the niche category of older users who are beginning to experience physical and cognitive decline but are still independent and need to maintain their autonomy for as long as possible. The combination between the needs expressed by older users and the opportunities offered by the recent innovative technologies related to the Internet of Things allows research institutions, stakeholders, and academia to target and design new solutions for older users, safeguarding their well-being, health, and care, improving their quality of life. This book discusses and analyses the most recent services, products, systems and environments specifically conceived for older users, in order to enhance health, care, well-being and improve their quality of life. This approach is coherent with the percept of AAL or enhanced living environment, looking to the users comfort, autonomy, engagement and healthcare. The book describes and analyses aspects of HCD with older users looking to the emerging technologies, products, services, and environments analysed in their actual application in different areas, always concerning the design for the elderly related to the IoT, just as the development of biomonitoring devices, tools for activity recognition and simulation, creation of smart living environments, solutions for their autonomy, assistance and engagement enhancing health, care and wellbeing. The book is intended for researchers, designers, engineers, and practitioners in healthcare to connect academia, stakeholders, and research institutions to foster education, research and innovation.

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation  Volume 2  Medical Neurorehabilitation Book

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Volume 2 Medical Neurorehabilitation

  • Author : Michael Selzer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1139450840

Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Volume 2 Medical Neurorehabilitation Excerpt :

In two freestanding but linked volumes, Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation provides comprehensive coverage of the science and practice of neurological rehabilitation. This volume, Medical Neurorehabilitation, can stand alone as a clinical handbook for neurorehabilitation. It covers the practical applications of the basic science principles presented in volume 1, provides authoritative guidelines on the management of disabling symptoms, and describes comprehensive rehabilitation approaches for the major categories of disabling neurological disorders. Emphasizing the integration of basic and clinical knowledge, this book and its companion are edited and written by leading international authorities. Together they are an essential resource for neuroscientists and provide a foundation for the work of clinical neurorehabilitation professionals .

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Book

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

  • Author : Theng, Lau Bee
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2014-12-31
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466673748

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Excerpt :

Research on assistive technologies is undergoing many developments in its effectiveness in helping those with varying impairments. New technologies are constantly being created, researched, and implemented for those who need these technological aides in daily life. Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities combines worldwide cases on people with physical and cognitive disabilities with the latest applications in assistive technologies. This reference work brings different researchers together under one title to discuss current findings, developments, and ongoing research in the area of rehabilitative technology. This reference book is of critical use to professionals, researchers, healthcare practitioners, caretakers, academicians, and students.