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Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Horia-Nicolai L Teodorescu, Lakhmi C. Jain

CRC Press

520 pages

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Hardback: 9780849301407
pub: 2000-12-26
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Description

Prostheses, assistive systems, and rehabilitation systems are essential to increasing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Research and development over the last decade has resulted in enormous advances toward that goal-none more so than the development of intelligent systems and technologies.

In the first truly comprehensive book addressing intelligent technologies for the disabled, top experts from around the world provide an overview of this dynamic, rapidly evolving field. They present state-of-the-art information on the latest, innovative technologies and their applications in various systems designed to better the lives of the disabled.

From the underlying principles to the design, practical applications, and assessment of results, Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering offers broad, pragmatic coverage of the field. It incorporates the most recent advances in sensory and limb prostheses, myoelectric control systems, circulatory systems, assistive technologies, and applications of virtual reality.

Rapid progress demands a concerted effort to keep up with the latest developments so they can begin to serve their purpose and improve the lives of the disabled. By incorporating details of the latest and most important advances into one volume, Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering makes that undertaking essentially effortless.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

New Technologies in Rehabilitation: General Trends

SENSORIAL PROSTHESES

A Retinal Prosthesis to Benefit the Visually Impaired

Intelligent Techniques in Hearing Rehabilitation

LOCOMOTOR PROSTHESES

Sensory Feedback for Lower Limb Prostheses

Multifunction Control of Prostheses using the Myoelectric Signal

Selective Activation of the Nervous System for Motor System Neural Prostheses

Upper Limb Myoelectric Prostheses: Sensory Control System and Automatic Tuning of Parameters

PACEMAKERS AND LIFE-SUSTAINING DEVICES

Computer-Aided Support Technology for Artificial Heart Control: Diagnosis and Hemodynamic Measurements

Diaphragm Pacing for Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency

Intelligent Systems in Heart Pacemakers

ROBOTIC SYSTEMS AND ADVANCED MECHANICS

Service Robots for Rehabilitation and Assistance

Computerized Obstacle Avoidance Systems for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Advanced Design Concepts for a Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis

Index of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Index of Terms

About the Series

International Series on Computational Intelligence

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General