Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Lau Bee Theng (Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 321
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7373-1
ISBN13: 9781466673731|ISBN10: 1466673737|EISBN13: 9781466673748
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Description:

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.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Communication Tools
  • ICT-Based Assistive Technologies
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Physical Impairments
  • Sound and Speech Recognition-Based Assistance
Reviews and Testimonials

This volume consists of 13 essays on assistive technologies for physical and cognitive disabilities. Technology and other specialists from Europe, Latin America, and Malaysia outline technologies for neuro-rehabilitation after stroke, focusing on robotic exoskeletons and active FES (functional electrical stimulation)-assisted therapy; depth cameras in ambient assisted living environments for the elderly; supporting communication between people with autism spectrum disorder using affective computing technologies; and more.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

The book consists of 13 well-written chapters, each one focusing on a different assistive technology application. The opening chapter on using exoskeletons and electrical stimulation-based assistive technology for people who are disabled by stroke stands out, as does the pediatric robotic chapter. [...] Figures are not plentiful, but diagrams, photos, and tables are useful.

– Elliot J Roth, MD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Doody's Review Service
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Lau Bee Theng is a senior lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. She obtained her PhD from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak in 2005. Her research interests are in the areas of assistive and alternative tools for communication and learning mainly focus on disabled children. She has authored several papers in refereed journals and international conferences.
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