ERIC Number: ED265284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Technology--A Bridge to Independence. RESNA '85. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology (8th, Memphis, Tennessee, June 24-28, 1985).
Brubaker, Cliff, Ed.
These proceedings represent a cross-section of the results of rehabilitation research across a range of disciplines. The 130 presentations, which deal generally with the exploitation of science and technology in the rehabilitative process, are divided among 21 sessions. Topics of the first 15 sessions are: aids to promote independent vocation and life activities, biomechanics/kinematics, improvements in wheeled mobility (papers with a clinical orientation), computer and microcomputer use, improvements in upper limb prosthetics, wheelchair design research, technology transfer, research in electrical stimulation (papers with a clinical orientation), studies in augmentative communication (papers with a clinical orientation), investigations into service delivery, functional assessment (much of it computer-assisted), rural rehabilitation, research on sensory aids, studies dealing with various aspects of lower limb orthotics and prosthetics, and more electrical stimulation research. The other six sections address these concerns: research into and aids to promote independent vocational and life activities; studies of control interfaces, including microprocessor systems; studies of biomechanics/kinematics; development and research in the area of alternative communication; development and research in wheelchair seating; and study of microprocessor system use. Twenty-two presentations from two poster sessions are also provided. Two student design papers on posture safety seats and myoelectric prosthesis control using microprocessors precede abstracts of 24 self-contained audiovisual presentations, the majority of which address clinical issues. An author index is attached. (YLB)
Descriptors: Biomechanics, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Conference Proceedings, Electrical Stimuli, Electromechanical Aids, Microcomputers, Mobility Aids, Normalization (Handicapped), Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Prostheses, Rehabilitation, Research, Research and Development, Robotics, Rural Areas, Sensory Aids, Severe Disabilities, Technology, Technology Transfer
Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, 1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 ($30.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, Washington, DC.