1st Edition

Rehabilitation Engineering Principles and Practice

Edited By Alex Mihailidis, Roger Smith Copyright 2023
    686 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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., O.T., FAOTA, RESNA Fellow is Director of the Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.