This book will provide an overview of the rehabilitation engineering field, including key concepts that are required to provide a solid foundation about the discipline. It will present these concepts through a mix of basic and applied knowledge from rehabilitation engineering research and practice. It's written as an introductory text in order to provide access to the field by those without previous experience or background in the field.These concepts will include those related to engineering and health that are necessary to understand the application of rehabilitation engineering to support human function.

part Section I|152 pages

Introduction and overview

chapter Chapter 1|42 pages

History of rehabilitation engineering

ByGerald Weisman, Gerry Dickerson

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

Assistive technology

ByL. Alvarez, A. Cook, J. Polgar

chapter Chapter 3|24 pages

Key human anatomy and physiology principles as they relate to rehabilitation engineering

ByQussai Obiedat, Bhagwant S. Sindhu, Ying-Chih Wang

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

Psychosocial and cultural aspects of rehabilitation engineering interventions

ByMarcia Scherer, Malcolm MacLachlan

chapter Chapter 5|18 pages

Overview of disease, disability, and impairment

ByL.-J. Elsaesser

chapter Chapter 6|24 pages

Rehabilitation engineering across the lifespan

ByR. H. Wang, L. K. Kenyon

part Section II|106 pages

Key topics in rehabilitation engineering

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

Policy and regulations in rehabilitation engineering

ByL. Walker, E. L. Friesen

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

Ethical issues in rehabilitation engineering

ByMary Ellen Buning

chapter Chapter 9|28 pages

Rehabilitation engineering in the assistive technology industry

ByJoseph P. Lane

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Understanding the end user

ByJennifer Boger, Tony Gentry, Suzanne Martin, Johnny Kelley

chapter Chapter 11|24 pages

Rehabilitation engineering in less resourced settings

ByJamie H. Noon, Stefan Constantinescu, Matthew McCambridge, Jon Pearlman

part Section III|326 pages

Rehabilitation engineering and areas of application

chapter Chapter 12|34 pages

Rehabilitation engineering seating and mobility

BySaleh A. Alqahtani, Cheng-shui Chung, Theresa M. Crytzer, Carmen P. DiGiovine, Eliana C. Ferretti, Sara Múnera Orozco, S. Andrea Sundaram, Brandon Daveler, María L. Toro-Hernández, Amy Lane, Tamra Pelleschi, Rosemarie Cooper, Rory A. Cooper

chapter Chapter 13|24 pages

Universal design and the built environment

ByJ. Maisel, E. Steinfeld

chapter Chapter 14|24 pages

Wireless technologies

ByJohn Morris, Mike Jones

chapter Chapter 15|18 pages

Transportation access

ByA. Steinfeld, C. D'Souza

chapter Chapter 16|32 pages

Rehabilitation robotics

ByMichelle J. Johnson, Rochelle Mendonca

chapter Chapter 17|36 pages

Universal interfaces and information technology

ByGregg Vanderheiden, Jutta Treviranus

chapter Chapter 18|32 pages

AAC in the 21st century

The outcome of technology: Advancements and amended societal attitudes
ByH. Shane, J. Costello, J. Seale, K. Fulcher-Rood, K. Caves, J. Buxton, E. Rose, R. McCarthy, J. Higginbotham

chapter Chapter 19|32 pages

Cognitive technologies

ByC. Bodine, V. Haggett

chapter Chapter 20|32 pages

Technology for sensory impairments (vision and hearing)

ByJ. A. Brabyn, H. Levitt, J.A. Miele

chapter Chapter 21|36 pages

Prosthetic and orthotic devices

ByJoel Kempfer, Renee Lewis, Goeran Fiedler, Barbara Silver-Thorn

chapter Chapter 22|24 pages

Neural engineering

ByKei Masani, Paul Yoo

part Section IV|72 pages

Outcomes and assessments

chapter Chapter 23|32 pages

Assessment approaches in rehabilitation engineering

ByM. Donahue, P. Schwartz

chapter Chapter 24|38 pages

Product usability testing and outcomes

What works? for whom? and why?
ByJon A. Sanford