Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies

SERIES EDITOR:
Ron Baecker,University of Toronto
Advances in medicine allow us to live longer, despite the assaults on our bodies from war, environmental damage, and natural disasters. The result is that many of us survive for years or decades with increasing difficulties in tasks such as seeing, hearing, moving, planning, remembering, and communicating. This series provides current state-of-the-art overviews of key topics in the burgeoning field of assistive technologies. We take a broad view of this field, giving attention not only to prosthetics that compensate for impaired capabilities, but to methods for rehabilitating or restoring function, as well as protective interventions that enable individuals to be healthy for longer periods of time throughout the lifespan. Our emphasis is in the role of information and communications technologies in prosthetics, rehabilitation, and disease prevention.

Series ISSN: 2162-7258 (print) and 2162-7266 (electronic)

Editor Bios


Human Factors in Healthcare Human Factors in Healthcare
Avi Parush, Debi Parush, Roy Ilan
Have you ever experienced the burden of an adverse event or a near-miss in healthcare and wished there was a way to mitigate it? This book walks you through a classic adverse event as a case study and shows you how.

It is a practical guide...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentation Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentation
Stefan Carmien
Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentation presents a series of frameworks, perspectives, and design guidelines drawn from disciplines spanning urban design, artificial intelligence, sociology, and new forms of collaborative work, as w...
Publication Date: April, 2016

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Body Tracking in Healthcare Body Tracking in Healthcare
Kenton OHara, Cecily Morrison, Abigail Sellen, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, Cathy CraigCathy Craig
Within the context of healthcare, there has been a long-standing interest in understanding the posture and movement of the human body. Gait analysis work over the years has looked to articulate the patterns and parameters of this movement both for a ...
Publication Date: March, 2016

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Clear Speech Clear Speech
Frank Rudzicz
Approximately 10% of North Americans have some communication disorder. These can be physical as in cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease, cognitive as in Alzheimer's disease and dementia generally, or both physical and cognitive as in stroke. In fa...
Publication Date: March, 2016

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Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging
Claudia B. Rebola
Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging identifies and presents a variety of contemporary technologies to support older adults' abilities to perform everyday activities. Efforts of industry, laboratories, and learning institutions are document...
Publication Date: 01/01/2015

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Fieldwork for Healthcare Fieldwork for Healthcare
Dominic Furniss, Rebecca Randell, Aisling Ann O Kane, Svetlena Taneva, Helena Mentis, Ann Blandford
Conducting fieldwork for investigating technology use in healthcare is a challenging undertaking, and yet there is little in the way of community support and guidance for conducting these studies. There is a need for better knowledge sharing and reso...
Publication Date: 12/01/2014

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Fieldwork for Healthcare Fieldwork for Healthcare
Dominic Furniss, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Rebecca Randell, Svetlena Taneva, Helena Mentis, Ann Blandford
Performing fieldwork in healthcare settings is significantly different from fieldwork in other domains and it presents unique challenges to researchers. Whilst results are reported in research papers, the details of how to actually perform these fiel...
Publication Date: 01/01/2014

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Interactive Technologies for Autism Interactive Technologies for Autism
Julie A. Kientz, Matthew Goodwin, Gillian R. Hayes, Gregory D. Abowd
Development, deployment, and evaluation of interactive technologies for individuals with autism have been rapidly increasing over the last decade. There is great promise for the use of these types of technologies to enrich interventions, facilitate c...
Publication Date: 11/01/2013

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Patient-Centered Design of Cognitive Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury Telerehabilitation Patient-Centered Design of Cognitive Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury Telerehabilitation
Elliot Cole
Computer software has been productive in helping individuals with cognitive disabilities. Personalizing the user interface is an important strategy in designing software for these users, because of the barriers created by conventional user interfaces...
Publication Date: 03/01/2013

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Zero Effort Technologies Zero Effort Technologies
Alex Mihailidis, Jennifer Boger, Jesse Hoey, Tizneem Jiancaro
This book introduces zero-effort technologies (ZETs), an emerging class of technology that requires little or no effort from the people who use it. ZETs use advanced techniques, such as computer vision, sensor fusion, decision-making and planning, an...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Design and the Digital Divide Design and the Digital Divide
Alan F. Newell
Demographic trends and increasing support costs means that good design for older and disabled people is an economic necessity, as well as a moral imperative. Alan Newell has been described as "a visionary who stretches the imagination of all of us" a...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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