ERIC Number: ED246582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Apple, Epson, IBM, and Other Microcomputers for Applications in Rehabilitation Systems for Persons with Physical Handicaps. Revision D.
Vanderheiden, Gregg C.
The paper analyzes major microcomputer systems and their use in rehabilitative systems for persons with physical handicaps. Four categories of microcomputers are addressed: systems designed for home or school with emphasis on low cost, recreation, and educational software; general purpose microcomputers with applications in a large number of areas; systems primarily designed for business and professional applications; and hand-held or fully portable microcomputers. Characteristics of microcomputers as they relate to rehabilitation applications are described. Profiles are then presented by feature (such as size, weight, tape, input speed, cassette power control, disk capacity, memory, display), by weight and size, execution (bench mark tests), and cost. A review of desired characteristics in terms of input, feedback, ability to meet needs, and purchase and maintenance follows. Thirteen individual computers are then summarized and pictured. The report concludes with general guidelines for selection of computers. (CL)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Microcomputers, Physical Disabilities, Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.