ERIC Number: ED285374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Robotic Aids--One Option for Independent Living: An International Perspective. Monograph Number 37.
Foulds, Richard, Ed.
The monograph is a collection of papers on the role of robotics in rehabilitation. The first four papers represent contributions from other countries: "Spartacus and Manus: Telethesis Developments in France and the Netherlands" (H. Kwee); "A Potential Application in Early Education and a Possible Role for a Vision System in a Workstation Based Robotic Aid for Physically Disabled Persons" (W. Harwin et al.); "Manipulative Appliance Development in Canada" (W. Cameron); and "Domestic Use of a Training Robot-Manipulator by Children with Muscular Dystrophy in the Netherlands" (A. Zeelenberg). Two U.S. commentaries by G. Fernie and J. Leslie address the above papers. The monograph concludes with eight papers from U.S. contributors, all of which were first presented at the 1986 Conference of RESNA-Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology. Titles and authors are: "Augmentative Manipulation" (C. Heckathorne); "An Independent Workstation for a Quadraplegic" (C. Fu); "Small Robot Arm in the Workplace to Aid in the Employment of Severely Disabled Persons" (L. Anderson); "Development and Use of a Robotic Arm System with Very Young Developmentally Delayed Children" (L. Hoseit et al.); "Evaluation of the APL/JHU Robot Arm Work Station" (W. Seamone, G. Schmeisner); "Development of an Advanced Robotic Aid: From Feasibility to Utility" (L. Leifer et al.); "CALVIN: A Robotic Control Language for Rehabilitation Robotics" (S. Minneman, T. Pham); and "Design of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot as a Manipulation Aid for the Severely Disabled" (H. Van der Loos et al.). Appended is an issue of the newsletter, "Rehab Brief," which summarizes the information on robotic aids and the ideas on their place in rehabilitation contained in the monograph. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: A product of the International Exchange of Experts and Information in Rehabilitation.