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cover image - Assistive Technologies,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780443268502
Imprint: Mosby
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Assistive Technologies, 5th Edition

by Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE, Janice Miller Polgar, BScOT, PhD, FCAOT and Pedro Encarnação, PhD

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cover image - Assistive Technologies,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780443268502
Imprint: Mosby
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Equip students with the assistive strategies they need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by Al Cook, Sue Hussey and Jan Polgar, Assistive Technologies: Principles & Practice, 5th Edition, provides detailed coverage of the broad range of devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology. This new text offers a systematic process for ensuring the effective application of assistive technologies — and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. It features over 30 new photos and illustrations, as well as updated chapters and case studies that reflect current technology.

    • New! Thoroughly updated chapters to reflect current technology and practice.
    • New! Expanded discussion on assistive robotics and smart technologies.
    • New! Review of global initiatives on Assistive Technology.
    • New! Updated art program with 30+ new photos and illustrations.
    • New! Updated case studies to reflect changes in technology and practice since last edition.
  • 1. Principles of Assistive Technology
    2. Technologies that Assist People Who Have Disabilities
    3. Activity, Human, and Context
    4. Global Perspective on Assistive Technology
    5. Ethical Issues in Assistive Technology
    6. Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Client
    7. User Input
    8. Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies
    9. Input Accessibility for Mainstream Information and Communication Technologies
    10. Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies
    11. Technologies that Enable Mobility
    12. Technologies That Aid Transportation
    13. Enabling Manipulation with Low-Technology Assistive Devices
    14. Electronic Aids to Daily Living
    15. Robotic Assistive Technologies that Aid Manipulation
    16. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments
    17. Assistive Technologies for Cognitive Augmentation
    18. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems
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  • Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE, Professor Emeritus, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Janice Miller Polgar, BScOT, PhD, FCAOT, Professor Emerita, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada and Pedro Encarnação, PhD, Assistant Professor (Affiliate), Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal
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