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Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Related References
  2. Cover
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: Emerging Technologies for Neuro-Rehabilitation after Stroke
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND CONCEPTS IN NEUROREHABILITATION AND MOTOR RECOVERY
    4. ACTIVE FES-ASSISTED THERAPY FOR NEUROREHABILITATION
    5. ROBOTIC ASSISTIVE-THERAPY WITH POWERED EXOSKELETONS
    6. MYOELECTRIC CONTROL OF ROBOTIC EXOSKELETONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Depth Cameras in AAL Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. KINECT IN AAL: TWO SAMPLE CASE STUDIES
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Supporting Communication between People with Social Orientation Impairments Using Affective Computing Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A REVIEW OF THE ROLE OF AUGMENTIVE AND AFFECTIVE COMPUTING FOR SOCIAL IMPAIRMENTS
    5. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ORIENTATION IMPAIRMENTS AS SEROTENERGIC-DOPAMAGENIC ASYCHRONICITY
    6. TOWARDS VOISOVER AS A SOLUTION TO SEROTENERGIC-DOPAMAGENIC ASYCHRONICITY
    7. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Telemedicine Program for Management and Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Robotics for Assisting Children with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CURRENT ENABLERS FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
    5. VISION PROCESSING
    6. REHABILITATION OF MOTOR FUNCTIONS
    7. REHABILITATION OF SOCIAL INTERACTION FUNCTIONS
    8. LIMITATIONS OF EXISTING ROBOTICS ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH BOTH PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DISABILITIES
    9. IMPLEMENTATION DIFFICULTIES AND CHALLENGES OF EXPANDING ASSISTIVE ROBOTICS RESEARCH FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
    10. PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Assistive Systems for the Workplace
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONTEXT-AWARE ASSISTIVE SYSTEMS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Developing Assistive Interventions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. DIGITAL INTERVENTIONS
    4. PERSUASIVE TECHNOLOGY
    5. RESEARCH GAP
    6. BEHAVIOR CHANGE SUPPORT SYSTEM
    7. DESIGNING A UNIFIED EVALUATION TOOL
    8. AVAILABLE FRAMEWORKS
    9. ROLE OF HEALTH AND HCI PRACTITIONERS
    10. CONCEPTS DISCUSSED THUS FAR
    11. OPEN RESEARCH AGENDA
    12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
    15. ADDITIONAL READING
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: The Role of Ambient Intelligent Environments for Tracking Functional Decline
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ELDERLY PEOPLE, SMART HOMES, AND INDEPENDENT LIVING
    4. ACTIVITY OF DAILY LIFE RECOGNITION
    5. WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL SMART ENVIRONMENT FOR ADL RECOGNITION?
    6. TAXONOMY OF ADL MONITORING SMART ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: A Mobile Navigation System Based on Visual Cues for Pedestrians with Cognitive Disabilities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. PROTOTYPE
    5. FIELD STUDY
    6. ANALYSIS OF DATA
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: Persuasive Subtleties of Social Networking Sites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
    4. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND ENTERTAINMENT
    5. POSITIONING SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES
    6. RELATED LITERATURE ON BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTIONS
    7. 1. HYPOTHESES
    8. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    9. THE MEASUREMENT MODEL
    10. STRUCTURAL MODEL AND RESULTS
    11. DISCUSSION
    12. FUTURE RESEARCH
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. LIMITATIONS
    15. REFERENCES
    16. ADDITIONAL READING
    17. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    18. ENDNOTES
  18. Chapter 11: Critical Behavior Monitoring for Children with Special Needs in Preventing Physical Injury Using Kinect
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND PREVIOUS WORKS
    4. CONCEPTUAL MODELING
    5. ACTIVITY RECOGNITION ALGORITHMS
    6. TESTING AND EVALUATION
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORKS
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: Dance and Movement as Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PRELIMINARY STUDY
    5. EVALUATION
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORKS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: A Review for Unobtrusive COTS EEG-Based Assistive Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PATIENTS WITH MOVEMENT DISABILITIES
    4. AVAILABLE COTS EEG DEVICES
    5. CURRENT SOLUTIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH MOVEMENT DISABILITIES USING COTS EEG DEVICES
    6. COMMON EEG INTERPRETATION/PROCESSING TECHNIQUES
    7. TOWARDS AN UNOBTRUSIVE COTS EEG-BASED ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PATIENTS WITH MOVEMENT DISABILITIES
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors