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Rehabilitation Engineering
Principles and Practice

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ISBN 9781138198265
November 15, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
696 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book will provide an overview of the rehabilitation engineering field, including key concepts that are required to provide a solid foundation about the discipline. It will present these concepts through a mix of basic and applied knowledge from rehabilitation engineering research and practice. It's written as an introductory text in order to provide access to the field by those without previous experience or background in the field.These concepts will include those related to engineering and health that are necessary to understand the application of rehabilitation engineering to support human function.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction and Overview
1. History of Rehabilitation Engineering
Gerald Weisman and Gerry Dickerson
2. Assistive Technology
L. Alvarez, A. Cook, & J. Polgar
3. Key Human Anatomy and Physiology Principles as They Relate to Rehabilitation Engineering
Qussai Obiedat, Bhagwant S. Sindhu, and Ying-Chih Wang
4. Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Rehabilitation Engineering Interventions
Marcia Scherer & Malcolm MacLachlan
5. Overview of Disease, Disability, and Impairment
L-J. Elsaesser
6. Rehabilitation Engineering across the Lifespan
R. H. Wang & L. K. Kenyon
Part 2: Key Topics in Rehabilitation Engineering
7. Policy and Regulations in Rehabilitation Engineering
L. Walker & E.L. Friesen
8. Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Engineering
Mary Ellen Buning
9. Rehabilitation Engineering in the Assistive Technology Industry
Joseph P. Lane
10. Understanding the End-User
Jennifer Boger, Tony Gentry, Suzanne Martin, Johnny Kelley
11. Rehabilitation Engineering in Less Resourced Settings
Jamie H. Noon, Stefan Constantinescu, Matthew McCambridge & Jon Pearlman
Part 3: Rehabilitation Engineering and Areas of Application
12. Rehabilitation Engineering Seating & Mobility Chapter
Saleh A. Alqahtani, Cheng-shui Chung, Theresa M. Crytzer, Carmen P. DiGiovine, Eliana C. Ferretti, Sara Múnera Orozco, Andrea S. Sundaram, Brandon Daveler, María L. Toro-Hernández, Amy Lane, Tamra Pelleschi, Rosemarie Cooper & Rory A. Cooper
13. Universal Design and the Built Environment
J. Maisel & E. Steinfeld
14. Wireless Technologies
John Morris & Mike Jones
15. Transportation Access
A. Steinfeld & C. D’Souza
16. Rehabilitation Robotics
Michelle J Johnson & Rochelle Mendonca
17. Universal Interfaces and Information Technology
Gregg Vanderheiden and Jutta Treviranus
18. AAC in the 21st Century: The Outcome of Technology: Advancements and Amended Societal Attitudes
H. Shane, J. Costello, J. Seale, K. Fulcher-Rood, K. Caves, J. Buxton, E. Rose, R. McCarthy & J. Higginbotham
19. Cognitive Technologies
C. Bodine & V. Haggett
20. Technology for Sensory Impairments (Vision and Hearing)
J. A. Brabyn, H. Levitt, & J.A. Miele
21. Prosthetic & Orthotic Devices
Joel Kempfer, Renee Lewis, Goeran Fiedler, Barbara Silver-Thorn
22. Neural Engineering
Kei Masani & Paul Yoo
Part 4: Outcomes and Assessments
23. Assessment Approaches in Rehabilitation Engineering
M. Donahue & P. Schwartz
24. Product Usability Testing and Outcomes: What Works? For Whom? and Why?
Jon A. Sanford

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Alex Mihailidis, Ph.D., P. Eng, is the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Roger Smith, MD, Ph.D., is Director of the Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.