self help devices
Summary: Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.
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- Assistive technology improves lives of people with disabilitiesKathleen Vickery
Provider 31:16-7, 19-20, 22 passim. 2005
- Effectiveness of assistive technology and environmental interventions in maintaining independence and reducing home care costs for the frail elderly. A randomized controlled trialW 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...
- A planning system based on Markov decision processes to guide people with dementia through activities of daily livingJennifer 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...
- Clinical and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for people with end-stage heart failure: a systematic review and economic evaluationAndrew 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...
- Maintaining functional independence in elderly adults: the roles of health status and financial resources in predicting home modifications and use of mobility equipmentKathleen M Mathieson
Department of Sociology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 2101, USA
Gerontologist 42:24-31. 2002....
- A new research challenge: persuasive technology to motivate healthy agingStephen S Intille
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 8:235-7. 2004....
- Satisfaction with rollators among community-living users: a follow-up studyA 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...
- Measurement of assistive device use: implications for estimates of device use and disability in late lifeJennifer C Cornman
Polisher Research Institute, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
Gerontologist 45:347-58. 2005....
- GerontechnologySilvestro 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...
- Disabilities don't stop these nurses. Interview by Barbara WeissMarca Bristo
RN 68:45-6, 48. 2005
- The Sit & Stand chair. A revolutionary advance in adaptive seating systemsMichael 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...
- Changes in accessibility and usability in housing: an exploration of the housing adaptation processAgneta 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...
- Introducing assistive technology into the existing homes of older people: feasibility, acceptability, costs and outcomesAnthea 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...
- Managing activity difficulties at home: a survey of Medicare beneficiariesBrian 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)...
- Assistive technology within occupational therapy practice (2004)Mary Ellen Buning
Am J Occup Ther 58:678-80. 2004
- Clinical practice guidelines to improve shared decision-making about assistive device use in home care: a pilot intervention studyMarc 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...
- Stand for healthAmy Meyer
Rehab Manag 21:16-20. 2008
- Disability symptoms and the price of self-sufficiencyLois 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...
- Users' perceptions of the impact of electronic aids to daily living throughout the acquisition processJacquie 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...
- Towards an instrument targeting mobility-related participation: Nordic cross-national reliabilityAse 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...
- Integrated control and related technology of assistive devicesDan 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...
- Success stories in design: the Versluis ParkGregory 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...
- Problems with dressing in the frail elderlyWilliam 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....
- The basic necessitiesJoe Groden
Rehab Manag 20:28, 30-1. 2007
- Evaluation of computer-access solutions for students with quadriplegic athetoid cerebral palsyDavid 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...
- Association of environmental factors with levels of home and community participation in an adult rehabilitation cohortJulie 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....
- The effects of in-home rehabilitation on task self-efficacy in mobility-impaired adults: A randomized clinical trialJon 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...
- Therapeutic use of assistive technology: a clinical perspectiveKevan 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...
- Evaluation of the preset travel routes in a self-determination support systemYoshinobu 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...
- The development of an automated method for analyzing communication rate in augmentative and alternative communicationLaura 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...
- The Independent LifeStyle Assistant: lessons learnedKaren 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...
- Evaluation of a redesigned self-checkout station for wheelchair usersKomal 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...
- Taking a standDiane Holland
Bellevue Medical Center, Manhattan, NY, USA
Rehab Manag 19:44-9. 2006
- Manual wheelchairs: Research and innovation in rehabilitation, sports, daily life and healthLucas 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...
- Changes in impairment level, functional status, and use of assistive devices by older people with depressive symptomsWilliam 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...
- The provision of stove timers to individuals with cognitive impairmentLouise 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...
- Bus dynamics for mobility-aid securement designJoseph 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...
- Impact of home modification services on ability in everyday life for people ageing with disabilitiesIngela 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...
- 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...
- Rheumatoid arthritis: hand function, activities of daily living, grip strength and essential assistive devicesI Shipham
Department Occupational Therapy, University of Pretoria Pretoria Academic Hospital
Curationis 26:98-106. 2003....
- An overview of assistive technology for persons with multiple sclerosisDonna Jo Blake
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CO 80220, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 39:299-312. 2002....
- Development of a robotic device for facilitating learning by children who have severe disabilitiesAlbert 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...
- A changing environmentJon Pynoos
University of Southern California, Andrus Gerontology Center, USA
Rehab Manag 16:38-42. 2003
- The science behind mobility devices for individuals with multiple sclerosisBrain 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...
- A comparison of assistive technology and personal care in alleviating disability and unmet needEmily 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)...
- Barriers, facilitators, and access for wheelchair users: substantive and methodologic lessons from a pilot study of environmental effectsAllan 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...
- Attitudes towards rehabilitation needs and support from assistive technology and the social environment among elderly people with disabilityMargareta Lilja
Department of Neurotec, Occupational Therapy Division, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Occup Ther Int 10:75-93. 2003....
- The future of electronic aids to daily livingMichelle L Lange
Children s Hospital, 1245 E Colfax Avenue, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80218, USA
Am J Occup Ther 56:107-9. 2002
- Improving mobility and functional independence in persons with multiple sclerosisJ 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"...
- Toward a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of electronic aids to daily living: evaluation of consumer satisfactionStickel 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...
- 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...
- Easing compression hosiery application: ActiGlideJackie Stephen-Haynes
Worcestershire Primary Care Trusts and University of Worcester
Br J Community Nurs 11:S21-2. 2006
- Developing more desirable products for stroke survivorsCraig 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...
- Revolutionary advances in adaptive seating systems for the elderly and persons with disabilities that assist sit-to-stand transfersRichard F Edlich
Plastic Surgery Research Program, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virgnia, USA
J Long Term Eff Med Implants 13:31-9. 2003....
- Employment issues and assistive technology use for persons with spinal cord injuryBrad 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...
- Audio based surveillance forcognitive assistance using a CMT microphone within socially assistive technologyJ 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...
- Non-invasive brain-computer interface system to operate assistive devicesFebo 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....
- The ethics of enabling technologySven Ove Hansson
Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Camb Q Healthc Ethics 16:257-67. 2007
- Testing the effectiveness of the Amputee Mobility Protocol: a pilot studyKaren 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...
- Update on ventricular assist device management in the ICUAntonis 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...
- Critical review of the research literature of seating interventions: a focus on adults with mobility impairmentsDenise 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...
- Short-term recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective comparison of three autograftsMichael 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...
- Assistive device use as a dynamic acquisition process in later lifeKaris 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...
- Using telerehabilitation to identify home modification needsJon A Sanford
Atlanta VA Medical Center, Rehabilitation R and D Center, Decatur, Georgia 30033, USA
Assist Technol 16:43-53. 2004....
- High-tech homes mean a brighter future for seniorsLisa Gelhaus
Provider 28:40-2. 2002
- The effects of a contoured foam seat on postural alignment and upper-extremity function in infants with neuromotor impairmentsKathleen 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...
- Occupational technology: a vision for occupational therapyEstelle B Breines
Occup Ther Int 10:iii-vii. 2003
- Sensing surrounding 3-D space for navigation of the blind. A prototype system featuring vibration arrays and data fusion provides a near real-time feedbackNikolaos Bourbakis
AIIS Inc, and Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 27:49-55. 2008
- Application of facial electromyography in computer mouse access for people with disabilitiesCheng 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...
- Compression hosiery: donning aids and garment removalAli Wasall
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheltenham
Br J Community Nurs 12:S10, 12, 14-6. 2007
- Fall and injury prevention in older people living in residential care facilities. A cluster randomized trialJane 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...
- Development of rehabilitation engineering over the years: as I see itDudley S Childress
Northwestern University, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 39:1-10. 2002
- 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...
- Evaluating the options. The pros and cons of dependent mobility systemsMichelle L Lange
Children s Hospital of Denver, USA
Rehab Manag 15:20, 22-3. 2002
- An evaluation of dyadic peer support for caregiving parents of children with chronic lung disease requiring technology assistanceDavid 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...
- Quality of life, physical disability, and respiratory impairment in Duchenne muscular dystrophyMalcolm 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...
- Serious psychological distress among adults with and without disabilitiesCatherine 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...
- Evaluation of a non-invasive vocal cord vibration switch as an alternative access pathway for an individual with hypotonic cerebral palsy - a case studyJulie 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...
- Persons with Alzheimer's disease perform daily activities using verbal-instruction technology: a maintenance assessmentGiulio 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...
- Access to special care dentistry, part 8. Special care dentistry services: seamless care for people in their middle years - part 2D 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...
- An unobtrusive system for helping a person with blindness and intellectual disability travel in indoor areasG 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...
- What's new in mobility accessoriesGinny Paleg
Rehab Manag 20:24, 26-7. 2007
- Living with low vision. What you can do to help patients copeE E Faye
Postgrad Med 103:167-70, 175-8. 1998..A list of resources on low vision is also included...
- The effect of on-body lift assistive device on the lumbar 3D dynamic moments and EMG during asymmetric freestyle liftingMohammad 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...
- The role of occupational therapy in the care of the older adultTeina 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...
- Intermittent self-catheterization appliances for disabled patientsJohn Robinson
Continence Advisory Service, Cumbria Primary Care Trust, Morecambe
Br J Community Nurs 11:520-3. 2006....
- [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
- Eye- and mouth-opening movements replacing head and hand responses in a microswitch program for an adolescent with deteriorating motor conditionG 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...
- Physical modalities in chronic pain managementBarbara 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...
- Quality-of-life technology for vision and hearing lossKatherine 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
- [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
- Assistive devices: self-reported use by older people in VictoriaRobyn Smith
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney
Aust Health Rev 25:169-77. 2002....
- Life's a switch. Experiences in NSF undergraduate design projectsStephanie 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...
- Effectiveness of the easy-up handle in acute rehabilitationOla Eriksrud
Student Health Services, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06250 2101, USA
Clin Rehabil 19:381-6. 2005....
- User-adaptive reminders for home-based medical tasks. A case studyP 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...
- University of Wyoming College of Engineering undergraduate design projects to aid Wyoming persons with disabilities, a mid-program reviewSteven 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...
- Wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint system issues in the real world and the virtual world: combining qualitative and quantitative research approachesPeter 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...
- The effects of quantitative gait assessment and botulinum toxin a on musculoskeletal surgery in children with cerebral palsyGuy 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...
- Wearable assistant for Parkinson's disease patients with the freezing of gait symptomMarc 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...
- A journey through early augmentative communication and computer accessGregg C Vanderheiden
Trace R and D Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 39:39-54. 2002
- Prosthetic cost projections for servicemembers with major limb loss from Vietnam and OIF/OEFDavid K Blough
Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7630, USA
J Rehabil Res Dev 47:387-402. 2010....
- Improving Match of Person/Assistive Cognitive TechnologyMarcia Scherer; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- IMPROVING THE MATCH OF PERSON AND MOBILITY TECHNOLOGYMarcia 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. ..
- INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTO LONG TERM CAREEMILY 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? ..
- Force and Measurement Device - Phase IIRory Cooper; Fiscal Year: 2003..g. playgrounds, parks, etc.). ..
- Navigation Assistant for a Wheeled WalkerEdmund 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. ..
- Smart Power Assistance Module for Manual WheelchairsEdmund 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. ..
- After-hours communication support for hospice family caregivers and patientsKaren 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. ..
- Smart Wheelchair Component SystemEdmund Lopresti; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Advanced 3D Control Techniques for Powered WheelchairsRory 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. ..
- Cognitive Orthosis with Interactive Task and PlanningEdmund 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. ..
- An Internet-based intervention for problem drinkingJohn 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. ..
- Effectiveness of TENS on Hyperalgesia, Pain with Movement, and Function After TKRBarbara Rakel; Fiscal Year: 2010..By improving functional status, older adults can retain independence and possibly reduce their health care utilization and costs. ..
- Back Pain & Work Disability in Health Care WorkersLisa Pompeii; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Effect of TENS on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain, Hyperalgesia, and FunctionBarbara 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]..
- Telemedical Diagnosis of Retinopathy of PrematurityMichael 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. ..
- LIP READING AID VIA THE TONGUEPaul 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. ..
- Virtual Recovery SimulationMargaret Stineman; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Low Impedance Electrodes for Neural StimulationWARREN 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]..
- Oral Health in People with Systemic SclerosisHon Yuen; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Software for Computer Input DevicesHeidi 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]..
- A Technology-Enhanced Nursing Intervention for Hospice CaregiversGeorge Demiris; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Do amputees benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation services?Margaret Stineman; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- A Randomized Exercise Trial for Wheelchair UsersKatherine Froehlich Grobe; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Disability in Valued Life Activities in COPDPatricia 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. ..
- PERCEPTION OF RISK AND BEHAVIOR IN THE ELDERLYDonald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Volunteer Activities on Long-Term Care ResidentsHon 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. ..
- Disability in Valued Life Activities in Persons with Rheumatoid ArthritisPatricia Katz; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- In-Home Caregiving and Use of Medical ServicesJennifer Wolff; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Energy Absorbing Transit Safe Wheelchair CasterLINDA 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. ..
- Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving WivesDonald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- A Wearable Multi-Sensor Navigation Device for the Visually ImpairedVladimir Kulyukin; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- NON-REGULAR STIMULATION PATTERNS FOR DEEP BRAIN STIMULATIONWARREN 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]..
- Datalogger Development for Wheelchair Mobility OutcomesDan Ding; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Disparities in Mobility Device Use in Late-lifeJennifer 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]..
- DEVELOPMENT OF AUTO-DOCKING WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENTDouglas Hobson; Fiscal Year: 2003..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: Not available ..
- HEALTH: RELATED QUALITY STAGINGMargaret 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. ..
- User adjustable support surfaces for wheelchair comfortDouglas 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 ..