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|Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals.
Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a...
Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities
Individuals with disabilities that impede their range of motion often have difficulty accessing technologies. With the use of computer-based assistive technology; devices, tools, and services can be used to maintain and improve the functional capabilities of motor disabilities.
Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations
As technology becomes an increasingly vital aspect of modern social interaction, the field of disability informatics and web accessibility has made significant progress in consolidating theoretical approaches and exploring new application domains for those with motor and cognitive disabilities....
Haptic and Gesture-Based Assistive Technologies for People with Motor Disabilities
Luis Alberto Rivera, Guilherme N. DeSouza.
The goal of this chapter is to explain how haptic and gesture-based assistive technologies work and how people with motor disabilities can interact with computers, cell phones, power wheelchairs, and so forth. The interaction is achieved through gestures and haptic feedback interfaces using...
Assistive Technologies for Brain-Injured Gamers
Jason Colman, Paul Gnanayutham.
This chapter surveys assistive technologies which make video games more accessible for people who have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). As medical care improves, an increasing number of people survive ABI. Video games have been shown to provide therapeutic benefits in many medical contexts, and...
Scanning-Based Interaction Techniques for Motor Impaired Users
Stavroula Ntoa, George Margetis, Margherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis.
Scanning is an interaction method addressing users with severe motor impairments which provides sequential access to the elements of a graphical user interface and enables users to interact with the interface through at least a single binary switch by activating the switch when the desired interaction...
Gaze-Based Assistive Technologies
The eyes play an important role both in perception and communication. Technical interfaces that make use of their versatility can bring significant improvements to those who are unable to speak or to handle selection tasks elsewise such as with their hands, feet, noses or tools handled with the mouth....
Free Assistive Technology Software for Persons with Motor Disabilities
Free assistive technology software can be an answer to various problems of the market, most importantly the products’ high cost. The focus of this chapter is on open source software and freeware available at online repositories like Raising the Floor, EmpTech, Adaptech, ATHENA, OATSoft, and...
A Formal Representation System for Modelling Assistive Technology Systems
John Gilligan, Peter Smith.
This chapter describes a formal representation scheme which can be used to model Assistive Technology (AT) Systems. At the heart of any system is a conceptual model of domain of application. Where AT is involved, the conceptual model must embrace all the elements of AT systems which are defined as...
Functional Assessment of Persons with Motor Limitations: Methods and Tools
In this chapter a referral is made to the most known examination methods and tools for evaluating persons with motor limitations. Since there are many methods and tools, standardized or not, describing each of them by the area of evaluation and forming a quick reference guide seem to be helpful....
Ambient Assisted Living for People with Motor Impairments
Ilia Adami, Margherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis.
The field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) has shown great potential in counteracting some of the effects of the worldwide population ageing phenomenon. Its main goal is to promote a safe, healthy, and functional living environment for the elderly and people with disabilities who wish to live...
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for the Motor Disabled
This chapter discusses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for individuals with motor disabilities. Motor disabilities do not only affect movement, but very often also affect speech. In these cases where voice is very weak, speech is unintelligible, or motor problems in the human speech...
Pathway to Independence: Past, Present, and Beyond via Robotics
Kavita Krishnaswamy, Tim Oates.
Robotic technologies can provide people with disabilities the invaluable tools to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Few studies have investigated how effective and accessible the control of robotic aids is for people with severe physical disabilities with respect to their needs and current...
Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services for Persons with Motor Limitations
Paraskevi Riga, Georgios Kouroupetroglou.
Persons with motor limitations constitute a group-challenge when building indoor navigation and Location-Based Services (LBS). The authors present here the systematic approach they have developed that has to be taken into account in the user needs analysis of persons with motor disabilities when an...
Web Accessibility for Persons with Motor Limitations
Iyad Abu Doush.
Nowadays the internet is an important medium for serving people. Using the internet can help people completing several tasks and accessing different types of information (e.g., reading news, finding location for places, buying and selling products online, and so on). Accessing the internet is not an...
Assistive Technologies and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Francisco Alcantud, Yurena Alonso, Javier Coret, Esteban Jiménez.
This chapter discusses assistive technologies applied in people with autism spectrum disorders and how these technologies promote their adaptation. We analyzed different technological application areas such as detection, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, training, learning, environment control...
Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory
Boaventura DaCosta, Soonhwa Seok.
Technology continues to advance at an irrepressible pace, and it takes human ingenuity and ambition to make the best use of the latest developments in science and engineering, improving quality of life for countless individuals worldwide.
Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory presents...
Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum
Nava R. Silton.
More than ever, emerging technology is assisting individuals with autism in a variety of ways. However, many parents, schools, and special education professionals are not aware of the recent technological developments that are available to assist these individuals.
Innovative Technologies to Benefit...
Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies and E-Accessibility
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an increasingly prevalent part of everyday life. Today, there are many cases in which ICT assist the elderly and people with disabilities to complete tasks once thought impossible.
Enhancing the Human Experience through Assistive Technologies...