Assistive Technology

Assistive Devices in Context: Cross-Sectional Association Between Challenges in the Home Environment and Use of Assistive Devices for Mobility.

Seplaki CL, Agree EM, Weiss CO, Szanton SL, Bandeen-Roche K, Fried LP. Gerontologist. 2013 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] Source:*Address correspondence to Christopher L. Seplaki, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 265 Crittenden Blvd, CU 420644, Rochester, NY 14642, E-mail: Christopher_Seplaki@urmc.rochester.edu. Abstract PURPOSE: A primary goal for […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Training for Pediatric Physical Therapists

 Pediatric physical therapists’ perceptions of their training in assistive technology. Long TM, Perry DF.  Division of Physical Therapy, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University, Box 571485, 3300 Whitehaven St NW, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20057-1485, USA. longt@georgetown.edu  Phys Ther. 2008 May;88(5):629-39. Epub 2008 Mar 6. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Availability of assistive technology (AT) and federal legislation promoting […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Training

Assistive technology curriculum structure and content in professional preparation service provider training programs. Brady R, Long TM, Richards J, Vallin T.  Department of Pediatrics, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1485, USA. rab9@georgetown.edu  J Allied Health. 2007 Winter;36(4):183-92. Assistive technology (AT) and AT services enable children and youth with disabilities and […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Sensory Disabilities

Clinical report: use of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in vision technology. Petty LS, McArthur L, Treviranus J.  Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto, ON. linda.petty@utoronto.ca  Can J Occup Ther. 2005 Dec;72(5):309-12. BACKGROUND: The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) has gained wide acceptance in general occupational therapy research and practice, however, the use of […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Physical Disabilities

Computer-related assistive technology: satisfaction and experiences among users with disabilities. Burton M, Nieuwenhuijsen ER, Epstein MJ.  Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744, USA. Assist Technol. 2008 Summer;20(2):99-106; quiz 84-5. Many people with disabilities use assistive technology devices (ATDs) for computer access. The specific focus of this exploratory study […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Mobility or Spinal Cord Injuries

Accessible microscopy workstation for students and scientists with mobility impairments. Duerstock BS.  Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Center for Paralysis Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.  Assist Technol. 2006 Spring;18(1):34-45. An integrated accessible microscopy workstation was designed and developed to allow persons with mobility impairments to control all aspects of light microscopy with minimal […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Independent Living for Elderly Persons

An intelligent emergency response system: preliminary development and testing of automated fall detection. Lee T, Mihailidis A. Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Laboratory, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Canada. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11(4):194-8. We have designed an intelligent emergency response system to detect falls in the home. It uses image-based sensors. A pilot […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Funding

Assistive technology in medicaid home- and community-based waiver programs. Kitchener M, Ng T, Lee HY, Harrington C.  Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 455, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.  Gerontologist. 2008 Apr;48(2):181-9. PURPOSE: As consensus emerges concerning the need to extend publicly funded home- and community-based […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Employment

Assistive technology and employment: experiences of Californians with disabilities. Yeager P, Kaye HS, Reed M, Doe TM.  California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, Sacramento, CA, USA. patricia.yeager@unco.edu  Work. 2006;27(4):333-44. For people with disabilities, work remains the best route to independence and enacting one’s own choices. Assistive technology (AT) is often crucial in removing barriers to employment, and in enabling workers with […]

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Assistive Technologies Research: Employment for Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries

Assistive technology and computer adaptations for individuals with spinal cord injury. McKinley W, Tewksbury MA, Sitter P, Reed J, Floyd S.  Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA. wmckinle@hsc.vcu.edu  NeuroRehabilitation. 2004;19(2):141-6. Spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly occurs in individuals during important years for formation of vocational goals, resulting in low […]

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