self help devices

Summary

Summary: Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Assistive technology improves lives of people with disabilities
    Kathleen Vickery
    Provider 31:16-7, 19-20, 22 passim. 2005
  2. ncbi Effectiveness of assistive technology and environmental interventions in maintaining independence and reducing home care costs for the frail elderly. A randomized controlled trial
    W C Mann
    Engineering Research Center on Aging, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
    Arch Fam Med 8:210-7. 1999
  3. ncbi A planning system based on Markov decision processes to guide people with dementia through activities of daily living
    Jennifer Boger
    Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Laboratory, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5G 1V7, Canada
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 10:323-33. 2006
  4. ncbi Clinical and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for people with end-stage heart failure: a systematic review and economic evaluation
    Andrew J Clegg
    University of Southampton, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:261-8. 2007
  5. ncbi Maintaining functional independence in elderly adults: the roles of health status and financial resources in predicting home modifications and use of mobility equipment
    Kathleen M Mathieson
    Department of Sociology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 2101, USA
    Gerontologist 42:24-31. 2002
  6. ncbi A new research challenge: persuasive technology to motivate healthy aging
    Stephen S Intille
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 8:235-7. 2004
  7. ncbi Satisfaction with rollators among community-living users: a follow-up study
    A Brandt
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Occupational Therapy, Lund University, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 25:343-53. 2003
  8. ncbi Measurement of assistive device use: implications for estimates of device use and disability in late life
    Jennifer C Cornman
    Polisher Research Institute, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    Gerontologist 45:347-58. 2005
  9. ncbi Gerontechnology
    Silvestro Micera
    Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 27:10-4. 2008
  10. ncbi Disabilities don't stop these nurses. Interview by Barbara Weiss
    Marca Bristo
    RN 68:45-6, 48. 2005

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications200 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Assistive technology improves lives of people with disabilities
    Kathleen Vickery
    Provider 31:16-7, 19-20, 22 passim. 2005
  2. ncbi Effectiveness of assistive technology and environmental interventions in maintaining independence and reducing home care costs for the frail elderly. A randomized controlled trial
    W C Mann
    Engineering Research Center on Aging, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
    Arch Fam Med 8:210-7. 1999
    ..Home environmental interventions (EIs) and assistive technology (AT) devices have the potential to increase independence for community-based frail elderly persons, but their effectiveness has not been demonstrated...
  3. ncbi A planning system based on Markov decision processes to guide people with dementia through activities of daily living
    Jennifer Boger
    Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Laboratory, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5G 1V7, Canada
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 10:323-33. 2006
    ..Results from the study suggest that MDPs can be applied effectively to this type of guidance problem. Considerations for the development of future guidance systems are presented...
  4. ncbi Clinical and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for people with end-stage heart failure: a systematic review and economic evaluation
    Andrew J Clegg
    University of Southampton, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:261-8. 2007
    ..The clinical and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for people with end-stage heart failure is assessed through a systematic review and economic evaluation...
  5. ncbi Maintaining functional independence in elderly adults: the roles of health status and financial resources in predicting home modifications and use of mobility equipment
    Kathleen M Mathieson
    Department of Sociology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 2101, USA
    Gerontologist 42:24-31. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi A new research challenge: persuasive technology to motivate healthy aging
    Stephen S Intille
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 8:235-7. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi Satisfaction with rollators among community-living users: a follow-up study
    A Brandt
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Occupational Therapy, Lund University, Sweden
    Disabil Rehabil 25:343-53. 2003
    ..The use of rollators is increasing, but little is known about outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate users' satisfaction with rollators...
  8. ncbi Measurement of assistive device use: implications for estimates of device use and disability in late life
    Jennifer C Cornman
    Polisher Research Institute, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
    Gerontologist 45:347-58. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi Gerontechnology
    Silvestro Micera
    Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 27:10-4. 2008
    ..The seven articles in this special issue address three main topics: biomechanics and motor control; wearable technologies; and assistive technologies...
  10. ncbi Disabilities don't stop these nurses. Interview by Barbara Weiss
    Marca Bristo
    RN 68:45-6, 48. 2005
  11. ncbi The Sit & Stand chair. A revolutionary advance in adaptive seating systems
    Michael H Galumbeck
    Galumbeck Consultants, Abingdon, Maryland 21009, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 14:535-43. 2004
    ..On the basis of this extensive product and performance evaluation, we recommend the SIT & STAND chair for the elderly as well as persons with disability to safely achieve a sit-to-stand position...
  12. ncbi Changes in accessibility and usability in housing: an exploration of the housing adaptation process
    Agneta Fänge
    Division of Occupationanl Therapy, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Occup Ther Int 12:44-59. 2005
    ..The methodology seems useful for quality development of assessment, intervention and evaluation processes in housing adaptations performed by occupational therapists...
  13. ncbi Introducing assistive technology into the existing homes of older people: feasibility, acceptability, costs and outcomes
    Anthea Tinker
    Institute of Gerontology, King s College London, UK
    J Telemed Telecare 11:1-3. 2005
    ..It was also found that there was confusion about the terminology of AT, including the idea of the 'smart house'. The study shows that the adaptability of the housing depends on a range of factors and costs...
  14. pmc Managing activity difficulties at home: a survey of Medicare beneficiaries
    Brian J Dudgeon
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6490, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1256-61. 2008
    ..To describe assistance from helpers and use of assistive technology and environmental modification by community-dwelling people with difficulties in activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)...
  15. ncbi Assistive technology within occupational therapy practice (2004)
    Mary Ellen Buning
    Am J Occup Ther 58:678-80. 2004
  16. ncbi Clinical practice guidelines to improve shared decision-making about assistive device use in home care: a pilot intervention study
    Marc Roelands
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 55:252-64. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that these CPG can structure communication between caregiver and client, and can support caregivers in facilitating clients' self-determination concerning coping with their disabilities...
  17. ncbi Stand for health
    Amy Meyer
    Rehab Manag 21:16-20. 2008
  18. ncbi Disability symptoms and the price of self-sufficiency
    Lois M Verbrugge
    Institute of Gerontology, 300 North Ingalls, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2007, USA
    J Aging Health 16:688-722. 2004
    ..Disability symptoms are tiredness, slowness, and pain doing daily tasks made difficult by health. The authors study factors that increase and decrease disability symptoms, especially effects of equipment and personal assistance...
  19. ncbi Users' perceptions of the impact of electronic aids to daily living throughout the acquisition process
    Jacquie Ripat
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Assist Technol 16:63-72. 2004
    ..A model illustrating the electronic aids to daily living acquisition process is proposed, and suggestions for future study are provided...
  20. ncbi Towards an instrument targeting mobility-related participation: Nordic cross-national reliability
    Ase Brandt
    Department of Research and Development, Danish Centre for Assistive Technology, P P Ørumsgade 11, bygn 3, DK 8000 Arhus C, Denmark
    J Rehabil Med 40:766-72. 2008
    ..To investigate test-retest reliability and internal consistency of a new instrument for evaluation of mobility device interventions...
  21. ncbi Integrated control and related technology of assistive devices
    Dan Ding
    Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Assist Technol 15:89-97. 2003
    ..Information gathered in this study will help people become fully aware of the status of contemporary integrated control technology in order to increase the quality of life of people who use electronic assistive devices...
  22. ncbi Success stories in design: the Versluis Park
    Gregory Scott
    Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 15:118-24. 2008
    ..A floating pier with accessible fishing stations and seating creates another recreation opportunity. Nontraditional, creative designs can empower people with disabilities to recreate along a park's waterfront...
  23. ncbi Problems with dressing in the frail elderly
    William C Mann
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, PO Box 100164, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0164, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 59:398-408. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi The basic necessities
    Joe Groden
    Rehab Manag 20:28, 30-1. 2007
  25. ncbi Evaluation of computer-access solutions for students with quadriplegic athetoid cerebral palsy
    David W K Man
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Horn, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Am J Occup Ther 61:355-64. 2007
    ..The WinFitts and Assessment of Comfort tests used in this study can be replicated for further clinical research into computer-access systems...
  26. ncbi Association of environmental factors with levels of home and community participation in an adult rehabilitation cohort
    Julie J Keysor
    Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1566-75. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi The effects of in-home rehabilitation on task self-efficacy in mobility-impaired adults: A randomized clinical trial
    Jon A Sanford
    Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1641-8. 2006
    ..To examine the effect on mobility self-efficacy of a multifactorial, individualized, occupational/physical therapy (OT/PT) intervention delivered via teletechnology or in-home visits...
  28. ncbi Therapeutic use of assistive technology: a clinical perspective
    Kevan Whipple
    VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System, UT, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 32:48-50. 2007
    ..Practical examples are provided of how typical assistive equipment can actually enhance patient rehabilitation while also preventing caregiver injury...
  29. ncbi Evaluation of the preset travel routes in a self-determination support system
    Yoshinobu Maeda
    Center for Transdisciplinary Res, Niigata Univ, Niigata, Japan
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:5920-3. 2006
    ..As a result, it was verified that several travel routes prepared by our system were available for 60% users...
  30. ncbi The development of an automated method for analyzing communication rate in augmentative and alternative communication
    Laura E Smith
    Aspire of WNY Inc, Getzuille, New York, USA
    Assist Technol 18:107-21. 2006
    ..In addition, the first AAC communication rate performance estimates taken from the field are presented. Implications for further research and the valid use of automated data logging and analysis are discussed...
  31. ncbi The Independent LifeStyle Assistant: lessons learned
    Karen Zita Haigh
    Honeywell Laboratories, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Assist Technol 18:87-106. 2006
    ..This paper describes the six-month study of the system we fielded in elders' homes and the major lessons we learned during development...
  32. ncbi Evaluation of a redesigned self-checkout station for wheelchair users
    Komal Bajaj
    The Ergonomics Laboratory, Department of Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695 7906, USA
    Assist Technol 18:15-24. 2006
    ..These results indicate that design for populations with specific limitations does not need to come at a cost of reduced accessibility for persons without these limitations; universal design is achievable...
  33. ncbi Taking a stand
    Diane Holland
    Bellevue Medical Center, Manhattan, NY, USA
    Rehab Manag 19:44-9. 2006
  34. ncbi Manual wheelchairs: Research and innovation in rehabilitation, sports, daily life and health
    Lucas H V van der Woude
    Institute for Fundamental and Clinical Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Eng Phys 28:905-15. 2006
    ..Current practical developments in design and technology are discussed. A position stand on the key-issues of a current and future research agenda in this area is presented...
  35. ncbi Changes in impairment level, functional status, and use of assistive devices by older people with depressive symptoms
    William C Mann
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida, P O Box 100164, Gainesville, FL 32610 0164, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 62:9-17. 2008
    ..We sought to understand how functional status, impairment level, and use of assistive devices change over 3 years for older adults with depressive symptoms. We further explored factors that predict change in severity of depressive symptoms...
  36. ncbi The provision of stove timers to individuals with cognitive impairment
    Louise Nygård
    Division of Occupational Therapy, NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Scand J Occup Ther 15:4-12. 2008
    ..The results indicate that improvements in the implementation and provision of stove timers could be achieved through education and collaboration between different stakeholders...
  37. doi Bus dynamics for mobility-aid securement design
    Joseph R Zaworski
    National Center for Accessible Transportation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 2302, USA
    Assist Technol 19:200-9. 2007
    ..2 g in all directions and very rarely greater than 0.4 g. In the event of an emergency-driving situation, forward and turning accelerations may reach 0.4 g and stopping may result in 0.8 g...
  38. ncbi Impact of home modification services on ability in everyday life for people ageing with disabilities
    Ingela Petersson
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Division of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 40:253-60. 2008
    ..To examine the impact of home modifications on self-rated ability in everyday life from various aspects for people ageing with disabilities...
  39. ncbi Reconsidering substitution in long-term care: when does assistive technology take the place of personal care?
    Emily M Agree
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4646, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S272-80. 2005
    ..In this article, we examine tradeoffs between the use of AT and reliance on personal care, with attention to factors that may influence those relationships...
  40. ncbi Rheumatoid arthritis: hand function, activities of daily living, grip strength and essential assistive devices
    I Shipham
    Department Occupational Therapy, University of Pretoria Pretoria Academic Hospital
    Curationis 26:98-106. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi An overview of assistive technology for persons with multiple sclerosis
    Donna Jo Blake
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CO 80220, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:299-312. 2002
    ....
  42. ncbi Development of a robotic device for facilitating learning by children who have severe disabilities
    Albert M Cook
    Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4, Canada
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 10:178-87. 2002
    ..Children using this system engaged in three-step sequential activities and were highly responsive to the robotic tasks. This was in marked contrast to other interventions using toys and computer games...
  43. ncbi A changing environment
    Jon Pynoos
    University of Southern California, Andrus Gerontology Center, USA
    Rehab Manag 16:38-42. 2003
  44. ncbi The science behind mobility devices for individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Brain T Fay
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, A VA Center of Excellence, Highland Drive VA Medical Center, 7180 Highland Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Med Eng Phys 24:375-83. 2002
    ..In addition, we will review other research not conducted on individuals with MS that is relevant to this population. Finally we will present a call for future research that should help address this critical area...
  45. ncbi A comparison of assistive technology and personal care in alleviating disability and unmet need
    Emily M Agree
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Gerontologist 43:335-44. 2003
    ..The authors examine differences in reports of residual disability and unmet need by type of long-term care arrangement (assistive technology or personal care)...
  46. ncbi Barriers, facilitators, and access for wheelchair users: substantive and methodologic lessons from a pilot study of environmental effects
    Allan R Meyers
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1435-46. 2002
    ..Methodologically, the data suggest that it is possible to make reliable measures of environmental encounters without the administrative and respondent burden associated with daily interviews...
  47. ncbi Attitudes towards rehabilitation needs and support from assistive technology and the social environment among elderly people with disability
    Margareta Lilja
    Department of Neurotec, Occupational Therapy Division, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Ther Int 10:75-93. 2003
    ....
  48. ncbi The future of electronic aids to daily living
    Michelle L Lange
    Children s Hospital, 1245 E Colfax Avenue, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80218, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 56:107-9. 2002
  49. ncbi Improving mobility and functional independence in persons with multiple sclerosis
    J A Freeman
    Department of Clinical Neurology (Neurorehabilitation, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1 N3BG, UK
    J Neurol 248:255-9. 2001
    ..Crucially, it requires management to be considered from a long-term perspective rather than as a fragmented series of isolated "quick-fixes"...
  50. ncbi Toward a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of electronic aids to daily living: evaluation of consumer satisfaction
    Stickel M Shone
    Bloorview MacMillan Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 24:115-25. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore consumer satisfaction with EADLs and investigate the value that people with degenerative neuromuscular conditions place on these technologies...
  51. ncbi Wheelchairs, walkers, and canes: what does Medicare pay for, and who benefits?
    Jennifer L Wolff
    Department of Health Policy and Management and Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1140-9. 2005
    ..Average per item spending ranged from $52 for canes to $6,208 for power wheelchairs. Among beneficiaries who acquired such technology through the DME benefit, these devices comprised just 2 percent of overall Medicare spending...
  52. ncbi Easing compression hosiery application: ActiGlide
    Jackie Stephen-Haynes
    Worcestershire Primary Care Trusts and University of Worcester
    Br J Community Nurs 11:S21-2. 2006
  53. ncbi Developing more desirable products for stroke survivors
    Craig Stehle
    ITW Global Product Development Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 15:109-17. 2008
    ..Specifically, the article suggests that developing an assistive technology as a consumer product should result in a more appealing product for stroke survivors and potentially a more functional product for a wider variety of users...
  54. ncbi Revolutionary advances in adaptive seating systems for the elderly and persons with disabilities that assist sit-to-stand transfers
    Richard F Edlich
    Plastic Surgery Research Program, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virgnia, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 13:31-9. 2003
    ....
  55. ncbi Employment issues and assistive technology use for persons with spinal cord injury
    Brad Hedrick
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 43:185-98. 2006
    ..Education was related to employment status for both groups. In addition, satisfaction with assistive devices was very high regardless of employment status or history...
  56. ncbi Audio based surveillance forcognitive assistance using a CMT microphone within socially assistive technology
    J E Rougui
    LRIT ESIGETEL, 1, Rue du Port de Valvins, 77210 Fontainebleau Avon Cedex, France
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:2547-50. 2009
    ..The classification system is based on an unsupervised order estimation of Gaussian mixture model adapted to the variability of sound event acoustic information and the representation cost...
  57. ncbi Non-invasive brain-computer interface system to operate assistive devices
    Febo Cincotti
    Laboratorio di Imaging Neuroelettrico e Brain Computer Interface, Fondazione Santa Lucia, IRCCS, Rome, 00179, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:2532-5. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi The ethics of enabling technology
    Sven Ove Hansson
    Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 16:257-67. 2007
  59. ncbi Testing the effectiveness of the Amputee Mobility Protocol: a pilot study
    Karen D Marzen-Groller
    Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Division of Education, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103, USA
    J Vasc Nurs 26:74-81. 2008
    ..The next phase of this project will create and implement a similar activity protocol for patients after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and various types of lower extremity bypass procedures...
  60. ncbi Update on ventricular assist device management in the ICU
    Antonis A Pitsis
    Cardiac Surgery Department, St Luke s Hospital, Thessaloniki Heart Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Curr Opin Crit Care 14:569-78. 2008
    ..The aim of this article is to summarize the current experience in application of mechanical circulatory support, focusing on the ICU management...
  61. ncbi Critical review of the research literature of seating interventions: a focus on adults with mobility impairments
    Denise T Reid
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Assist Technol 14:118-29. 2002
    ..This research review is an important first step in facilitating discussion among researchers, clinicians, research funders, and seating device users regarding future priorities for research and development in this practice area...
  62. ncbi Short-term recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective comparison of three autografts
    Michael Joseph
    University of Connecticut, 116 Ledgewood Rd W, Hartford, CT 06107, USA
    Orthopedics 29:243-8. 2006
    ..There are significant differences in short-term pain medication requirements and restoration of function among patients following ACL reconstruction using different autografts...
  63. ncbi Assistive device use as a dynamic acquisition process in later life
    Karis A Pressler
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, Ernest C Young Hall, 155 South Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2114, USA
    Gerontologist 50:371-81. 2010
    ..This study identifies risk factors, including incident disability, for the use of assistive devices (ADs) among older people...
  64. ncbi Using telerehabilitation to identify home modification needs
    Jon A Sanford
    Atlanta VA Medical Center, Rehabilitation R and D Center, Decatur, Georgia 30033, USA
    Assist Technol 16:43-53. 2004
    ....
  65. ncbi High-tech homes mean a brighter future for seniors
    Lisa Gelhaus
    Provider 28:40-2. 2002
  66. ncbi The effects of a contoured foam seat on postural alignment and upper-extremity function in infants with neuromotor impairments
    Kathleen Washington
    Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Box 356490, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Phys Ther 82:1064-76. 2002
    ..Parental perceptions regarding the use and effects of the CFS also were assessed via semistructured interviews...
  67. ncbi Occupational technology: a vision for occupational therapy
    Estelle B Breines
    Occup Ther Int 10:iii-vii. 2003
  68. doi Sensing surrounding 3-D space for navigation of the blind. A prototype system featuring vibration arrays and data fusion provides a near real-time feedback
    Nikolaos Bourbakis
    AIIS Inc, and Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 27:49-55. 2008
  69. ncbi Application of facial electromyography in computer mouse access for people with disabilities
    Cheng Ning Huang
    Dept of Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan 320, Republic of China
    Disabil Rehabil 28:231-7. 2006
    ..This study develops a newly facial EMG human-computer interface for people with disabilities for controllng the movement of the cursor on a computer screen...
  70. ncbi Compression hosiery: donning aids and garment removal
    Ali Wasall
    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheltenham
    Br J Community Nurs 12:S10, 12, 14-6. 2007
  71. ncbi Fall and injury prevention in older people living in residential care facilities. A cluster randomized trial
    Jane Jensen
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine and Physiotherapy, Umea University, SE 901 85, Umea, Sweden
    Ann Intern Med 136:733-41. 2002
    ..Falls and resulting injuries are particularly common in older people living in residential care facilities, but knowledge about the prevention of falls is limited...
  72. ncbi Development of rehabilitation engineering over the years: as I see it
    Dudley S Childress
    Northwestern University, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:1-10. 2002
  73. ncbi Selecting an appropriate scan rate: the ".65 rule"
    Richard Simpson
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Assist Technol 19:51-8; quiz 59-60. 2007
    ..If a rigorous statistical approach is impractical, the .65 rule will generally yield a usable scan rate based on mean press time alone...
  74. ncbi Evaluating the options. The pros and cons of dependent mobility systems
    Michelle L Lange
    Children s Hospital of Denver, USA
    Rehab Manag 15:20, 22-3. 2002
  75. ncbi An evaluation of dyadic peer support for caregiving parents of children with chronic lung disease requiring technology assistance
    David B Nicholas
    Hospital for Sick Children SickKids, Department of Social Work, Toronto, Canada
    Soc Work Health Care 44:245-59. 2007
    ..Challenges associated with peer support included scheduling difficulties and personality incompatibility. Recommendations for program development in clinical settings are described...
  76. ncbi Quality of life, physical disability, and respiratory impairment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Malcolm Kohler
    Pulmonary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1032-6. 2005
    ..The assumption that severe physical disability precludes an acceptable quality of life is common, but has not been specifically evaluated in DMD...
  77. ncbi Serious psychological distress among adults with and without disabilities
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:52-60. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the extent to which serious psychological distress (SPD) is associated with behavioral and social correlates among US adults with self-reported disabilities...
  78. ncbi Evaluation of a non-invasive vocal cord vibration switch as an alternative access pathway for an individual with hypotonic cerebral palsy - a case study
    Julie Chan
    Bloorview Research Institute, Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 5:69-78. 2010
    ..An evaluative case study was performed to compare the new device to an existing commercially available voice-activated switch in terms of sensitivity, specificity, speed, and user fatigue...
  79. ncbi Persons with Alzheimer's disease perform daily activities using verbal-instruction technology: a maintenance assessment
    Giulio Lancioni
    Department of Psychology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Dev Neurorehabil 13:103-13. 2010
    ..To assess whether verbal-instruction technology could help persons with mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease maintain their recaptured performance of daily activities...
  80. ncbi Access to special care dentistry, part 8. Special care dentistry services: seamless care for people in their middle years - part 2
    D Lewis
    Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trsut, Dental Department, Canford Health Centre, Poole, Dorset
    Br Dent J 205:359-71. 2008
    ..This is particularly important as poor oral hygiene has been linked to respiratory pathogen colonisation and dental plaque may act as a reservoir for aspiration pneumonia in susceptible individuals...
  81. ncbi An unobtrusive system for helping a person with blindness and intellectual disability travel in indoor areas
    G E Lancioni
    Department of Psychology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
    Percept Mot Skills 85:1431-4. 1997
    ..The results showed that the woman learned to use the system and traveled successfully...
  82. ncbi What's new in mobility accessories
    Ginny Paleg
    Rehab Manag 20:24, 26-7. 2007
  83. ncbi Living with low vision. What you can do to help patients cope
    E E Faye
    Postgrad Med 103:167-70, 175-8. 1998
    ..A list of resources on low vision is also included...
  84. ncbi The effect of on-body lift assistive device on the lumbar 3D dynamic moments and EMG during asymmetric freestyle lifting
    Mohammad Abdoli-E
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 23:372-80. 2008
    ..A new on-body personal lift assistive device was developed to reduce force requirements of back muscles during lifting and static holding tasks...
  85. ncbi The role of occupational therapy in the care of the older adult
    Teina Daley
    James J Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 22:281-90; viii. 2006
    ..Older adults who have physical disabilities often require the services of an occupational therapist. This article reviews the role of the occupational therapist in the care of the geriatric population...
  86. ncbi Intermittent self-catheterization appliances for disabled patients
    John Robinson
    Continence Advisory Service, Cumbria Primary Care Trust, Morecambe
    Br J Community Nurs 11:520-3. 2006
    ....
  87. ncbi [Evaluation of the treatments for the cerebral palsy child]
    C Berard
    l Escale, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, 69495 Pierre Benite, France
    Arch Pediatr 13:617-20. 2006
  88. ncbi Eye- and mouth-opening movements replacing head and hand responses in a microswitch program for an adolescent with deteriorating motor condition
    G E Lancioni
    Department of Psychology, University of Bari, Via Quintino Sella 268, 70100 Bari, Italy
    Percept Mot Skills 105:107-14. 2007
    ..The conclusion was that a person with deteriorating motor conditions may be able to revitalize a microswitch-based occupational program and retain a constructive engagement if new, feasible responses are identified...
  89. ncbi Physical modalities in chronic pain management
    Barbara Rakel
    Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, T 150 GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 38:477-94. 2003
    ..Improved research methodologies are needed to address physical modality effectiveness better...
  90. doi Quality-of-life technology for vision and hearing loss
    Katherine D Seelman
    Department of Communication Science and Disorders, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 27:40-55. 2008
  91. ncbi [Rehabilitation and long-term care insurance: rheumatoid arthritis]
    Masao Yamaguchi
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Neuro musculoskeletal Reconstruction, Kanazawa Medical University
    Nihon Rinsho 63:706-10. 2005
  92. ncbi Assistive devices: self-reported use by older people in Victoria
    Robyn Smith
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney
    Aust Health Rev 25:169-77. 2002
    ....
  93. ncbi Life's a switch. Experiences in NSF undergraduate design projects
    Stephanie A Popp
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
    Biomed Sci Instrum 39:585-90. 2003
    ..Workshops scheduled into 2003 will provide educational opportunities for participants as well as opportunities for improvement of the manual...
  94. ncbi Effectiveness of the easy-up handle in acute rehabilitation
    Ola Eriksrud
    Student Health Services, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06250 2101, USA
    Clin Rehabil 19:381-6. 2005
    ....
  95. ncbi User-adaptive reminders for home-based medical tasks. A case study
    P Kaushik
    Motorola Pervasive Platforms Labs, 1295 E Algonquin Rd, 2F, Schaumburg IL 60196, USA
    Methods Inf Med 47:203-7. 2008
    ..Our objective was to study interaction with the prototype under naturalistic living conditions and gain insight into factors affecting the long-term acceptability of context-sensitive reminder systems for the home setting...
  96. ncbi University of Wyoming College of Engineering undergraduate design projects to aid Wyoming persons with disabilities, a mid-program review
    Steven F Barrett
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department 3295, 1000 E University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
    Biomed Sci Instrum 41:147-52. 2005
    ..In this paper we will report on these advancements, lessons learned, and benefits received by participating in this vital program...
  97. ncbi Wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint system issues in the real world and the virtual world: combining qualitative and quantitative research approaches
    Peter J Wolf
    Industrial Design Human Factors Research Laboratory, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, School of Design, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
    Assist Technol 19:188-96; quiz 197-8. 2007
    ..Additionally, the computer simulation model used in this study was originally validated for impact situations...
  98. ncbi The effects of quantitative gait assessment and botulinum toxin a on musculoskeletal surgery in children with cerebral palsy
    Guy Molenaers
    Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, University Hospital Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:161-70. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the influence of gait analysis and botulinum toxin type-A injections on the timing, prevalence, and frequency of orthopaedic surgery...
  99. ncbi Wearable assistant for Parkinson's disease patients with the freezing of gait symptom
    Marc Bächlin
    Wearable Computing Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich CH 8092, Switzerland
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 14:436-46. 2010
    ..Finally, we characterize the system performance with respect to the walking style, the sensor placement, and the dominant algorithm parameters...
  100. ncbi A journey through early augmentative communication and computer access
    Gregg C Vanderheiden
    Trace R and D Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:39-54. 2002
  101. ncbi Prosthetic cost projections for servicemembers with major limb loss from Vietnam and OIF/OEF
    David K Blough
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7630, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:387-402. 2010
    ....

Research Grants37

  1. Improving Match of Person/Assistive Cognitive Technology
    Marcia Scherer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  2. IMPROVING THE MATCH OF PERSON AND MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY
    Marcia Scherer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Upon validation, these products can be distributed privately through existing publishers of interactive instruction and assessments and promoted by relevant professional organizations. ..
  3. INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTO LONG TERM CARE
    EMILY AGREE; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..the use of assistive technology in community- based long-term care affect the well being of disabled individuals, both by reducing disability, and by forestalling disability decline, mortality, and institutionalization? ..
  4. Force and Measurement Device - Phase II
    Rory Cooper; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..g. playgrounds, parks, etc.). ..
  5. Navigation Assistant for a Wheeled Walker
    Edmund Lopresti; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Phase II activities will include refining the prototype, implementing software for analyzing the activity level of the user, and testing the system extensively with potential users. ..
  6. Smart Power Assistance Module for Manual Wheelchairs
    Edmund Lopresti; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Extensive outside evaluation of the SPAM will be provided throughout the course of the project by clinicians active in wheelchair seating and mobility. ..
  7. After-hours communication support for hospice family caregivers and patients
    Karen Courtney; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will explore if using a videophone for after-hours phone calls between hospice nurses and family caregivers leads to better caregiver and patient management of pain and higher levels of quality of life for both. ..
  8. Smart Wheelchair Component System
    Edmund Lopresti; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Advanced 3D Control Techniques for Powered Wheelchairs
    Rory Cooper; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This pilot study will provide the means to conduct a large-scale trial designed to implement robust controllers in electric powered wheelchairs and test the effect on safety, mobility, and community participation. ..
  10. Cognitive Orthosis with Interactive Task and Planning
    Edmund Lopresti; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..e., astronauts). Evaluation of the Solo system will be conducted through focus groups and usability tests with clinicians, and clinical trials with individuals who have cognitive impairments. ..
  11. An Internet-based intervention for problem drinking
    John Cunningham; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Secondary hypotheses will address the mediating or moderating role of perceived drinking norms, perceived risk and the problem drinker's social reasons for drinking. ..
  12. Effectiveness of TENS on Hyperalgesia, Pain with Movement, and Function After TKR
    Barbara Rakel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..By improving functional status, older adults can retain independence and possibly reduce their health care utilization and costs. ..
  13. Back Pain & Work Disability in Health Care Workers
    Lisa Pompeii; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Effect of TENS on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain, Hyperalgesia, and Function
    Barbara Rakel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This will improve the functional status and independence of older adults suffering from this chronic, painful, limiting condition. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Telemedical Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity
    Michael Chiang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Columbia University has a strong existing framework in medical information systems, telemedicine, and public health, which will be leveraged to complete this training and research program successfully. ..
  16. LIP READING AID VIA THE TONGUE
    Paul Bach Y Rita; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Successful completion of the lip reading system may lead to the development of a hearing substitution system for deaf persons. ..
  17. Virtual Recovery Simulation
    Margaret Stineman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Low Impedance Electrodes for Neural Stimulation
    WARREN GRILL; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This will reduce the risks and costs associated with surgical replacement of implanted stimulators due to depletion of the batteries. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Oral Health in People with Systemic Sclerosis
    Hon Yuen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Software for Computer Input Devices
    Heidi Koester; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This is of critical importance to the more than 44 million Americans over the age of 21 and 1.5-5.2 million children under 21 who have a disability. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. A Technology-Enhanced Nursing Intervention for Hospice Caregivers
    George Demiris; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  22. Do amputees benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation services?
    Margaret Stineman; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. A Randomized Exercise Trial for Wheelchair Users
    Katherine Froehlich Grobe; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Disability in Valued Life Activities in COPD
    Patricia Katz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings from this study will provide information that may help minimize VLA disability and the psychological distress that might result from VLA disability, thereby improving quality of life of persons with COPD. ..
  25. PERCEPTION OF RISK AND BEHAVIOR IN THE ELDERLY
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  26. Volunteer Activities on Long-Term Care Residents
    Hon Yuen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..It is expected that findings will support the activity theory of aging and validate the beneficial effects of residents in LTC facilities participating in structured volunteer activities. ..
  27. Disability in Valued Life Activities in Persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Patricia Katz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. In-Home Caregiving and Use of Medical Services
    Jennifer Wolff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. Energy Absorbing Transit Safe Wheelchair Caster
    LINDA VANROOSMALEN; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Upon successful completion of Phase I, FrogLegs will pursue Phase II STTR funding to further develop the transit safe caster-fork assembly for daily use on a variety of wheelchairs. ..
  30. Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving Wives
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. A Wearable Multi-Sensor Navigation Device for the Visually Impaired
    Vladimir Kulyukin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. NON-REGULAR STIMULATION PATTERNS FOR DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
    WARREN GRILL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The second outcome will be novel pulse patterns that are expected to improve outcomes of DBS by reducing side effects and prolonging battery life. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  33. Datalogger Development for Wheelchair Mobility Outcomes
    Dan Ding; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. Disparities in Mobility Device Use in Late-life
    Jennifer Cornman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By examining both the adoption and abandonment of devices, this research will also provide insight into where in the disablement process interventions and policies might be most effective. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  35. DEVELOPMENT OF AUTO-DOCKING WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT
    Douglas Hobson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not available ..
  36. HEALTH: RELATED QUALITY STAGING
    Margaret Stineman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In this model, quality of life is a latent state resulting from interactions among the body, the mind, and the physical and social environments. It relates to discordance between perceived and desired states of being. ..
  37. User adjustable support surfaces for wheelchair comfort
    Douglas Hobson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In sub-task 4, these results will be compiled and submitted for an STTR phase II work continuation. All of these sub-tasks will assist in meeting the overall goal ..