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ERIC Number: ED289310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Practical Application of Microcomputers To Aid the Handicapped.
Vanderheiden, Gregg C.
Computer, Jan 1981
The paper focuses on the development of relatively low-cost microcomputers, which provide a potentially powerful tool for the rehabilitation field. The paper discusses such areas of application as sensory enhancement/translation, manipulator controls, information amplification, special control interfaces to other devices, recreation and development aids, educational aids, communication aids, cognitive and language processing assistance, information resource/management, security/monitoring systems, and so on. Three approaches to providing aids to the handicapped are discussed: commercially available aids, custom-built aids, and modified standard systems. Barriers to more extensive use of microcomputers in rehabilitation are cited, and approaches to the problems of multilevel and multitasking processing are examined. (JDD)
Trace Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($1.10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: A product of the Trace Research and Development Center on Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. For related documents, see ED 201 272-280.