Human-computer interface technologies for the motor impaired by Dinesh K. Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan

By Dinesh K. Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan

Human desktop Interface applied sciences for the Motor Impaired examines either the technical and social elements of human laptop interface (HCI). Written by means of world-class educational specialists dedicated to enhancing HCI applied sciences for individuals with disabilities, this all-inclusive ebook explores the newest study, and provides perception into the present obstacles of this box. It introduces the concept that of HCI, identifies and describes the basics linked to a selected expertise of HCI, and offers examples for every. It additionally lists and highlights the various modalities (video, speech, mechanical, myoelectric, electro-oculogram, and brain-waves) which are to be had, and discusses their proper purposes.

Easily and without problems understood via researchers, engineers, clinicians, and the typical layperson, the e-book describes a few HCI applied sciences starting from easy amendment of the pc mouse and joystick to a brain–computer interface (BCI) that makes use of recording of the mind job of the consumer. The textual content contains photos or illustrations for every equipment, in addition to references on the finish of every bankruptcy for extra study.

In addition, this book:

  • Describes the mechanical sensors which are used as an interface to regulate a working laptop or computer or monitor for the elderly and disabled
  • Discusses the BCI utilizing mind waves recorded by way of noninvasive electrodes to acknowledge the command from the user
  • Presents the myoelectric interface for controlling units akin to the prosthetic/robotic hand
  • Explains the know-how of monitoring the attention gaze utilizing video
  • Provides the basics of voice popularity applied sciences for machine and computing device regulate applications
  • Examines a safe and unvoiced approach for the popularity of speech-based instructions utilizing video of lip movement

Human laptop Interface applied sciences for the Motor Impaired

considers attainable purposes, discusses boundaries, and provides the present study occurring within the box of HCI. devoted to improving the lives of individuals residing with disabilities, this booklet aids pros in biomedical, electronics, and computing device engineering, and serves as a source for somebody drawn to the constructing functions of HCI.

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McGraw-Hill's NPTE (National Physical Therapy Examination) by Mark Dutton

By Mark Dutton

The whole NPTE luck consultant! every thing you must move the NPTE in your first attempt is correct the following! This all-in-one research consultant can provide a concise overview of the curriculum that is in step with the NPTE content material define. you are going to additionally discover a CD-ROM with 500 exam-simulating Q&As. It provides as much as the main accomplished, confidence-boosting package deal for acing the examination! This score-boosting all-in-one package deal grants: assurance that spans the whole actual treatment curriculum - and all of the content material established at the NPTE Quick-study content material assessment structure Exam-style questions and solutions on the finish of every bankruptcy CD-ROM with 500 exam-format questions and solutions that simulates the true examination

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Psychoprosthetics by Pamela Gallagher, Deirdre Desmond, Malcolm Maclachlan

By Pamela Gallagher, Deirdre Desmond, Malcolm Maclachlan

Psychoprosthetics is the research of the mental facets of prosthetic use and of rehabilitative strategies in these stipulations that require using prosthetic units. for individuals with limb loss, the proper of a prosthesis may give upward push to numerous concerns from practical rehabilitation to caliber of existence, overall healthiness, participation in society and beauty pride. As prosthetic know-how keeps to develop into extra subtle and complex, there's an onus on those that paintings with prosthetic clients, to pay attention to the impression of prosthetics at the ways that humans comprehend and build their realities and their makes an attempt to deal with and relate to them. even if, regardless of the huge and extending curiosity in psychosocial points of prosthetic use and rehabilitation, to this point there has now not been an entire quantity at the subject – this publication now addresses that need.

Psychoprosthetics brings jointly the newest and intriguing study and data during this new box into one simply available quantity. It contributes to a greater figuring out of the advanced human dynamics fascinated about prosthetic use and offers an research of the perform, learn and conception within the box of psychoprosthetics.

Written by means of many of the top specialists to the sector, this informative and state of the art textual content can be of relevance to scholars, practitioners and researchers from a variety of disciplines, together with prosthetics and orthotics, occupational remedy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation drugs, engineering, nursing and psychology.

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Spasticity Management: A Practical Multidisciplinary Guide by Valerie L. Stevenson, Louise Jarrett

By Valerie L. Stevenson, Louise Jarrett

The root of this guide is to assemble jointly the adventure and information of a group who've labored during this quarter for 10 years. It pulls jointly all components together with how one can manage and improve a carrier in addition to precious administration ideas. On a realistic notice it contains entire copies of sufferer details, evaluate proformas, protocols for various interventions, nursing care plans, and an built-in care pathway for outpatient spasticity administration either in ebook and CD structure. those protocols are particular to this care crew yet might simply be tailored to be used in different facilities. This resource might actually help experts enhance their very own carrier hence enhancing administration for all people with spasticity.

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Atlas of Neuromuscular Diseases: A Practical Guideline by Eva L. Feldman

By Eva L. Feldman

The atlas includes a complete define of neuromuscular ailments, written by means of skilled American and ecu authors. It discusses all facets of neuromuscular problems together with the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, motor neurone illness, the nerve plexus, and so forth. each one bankruptcy is uniformly based into anatomy, signs, indicators, pathogenetic probabilities, prognosis and differential prognosis, remedy and diagnosis. also, the diagnostic instruments and investigations utilized in neuromuscular affliction are defined and a realistic advisor is given on easy methods to boost from indicators to syndromes. for every ailment the healing concepts are defined. It comprises huge variety of scientific and histologic photographs and artists drawings.

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Gesund trotz Multitasking: Selbstmanagement für den by Andreas Zimber

By Andreas Zimber

Das Buch richtet sich an Personen, die bei der Arbeit häufig von Multitasking-Anforderungen betroffen sind (mit und ohne Belastungsstörungen) sowie an Führungskräfte, die für diese Mitarbeiter/innen Personalverantwortung tragen. Multitasking als Metapher für die vielen Informationen, die wir täglich zu verarbeiten haben, hat inzwischen einen festen Platz in unserem Alltagswortschatz.

Dennoch ist Multitasking kein Schicksal. Die damit verbundenen Anforderungen können vielmehr aktiv bewältigt werden. Voraussetzung dafür ist, guy weiß wie. Ziel des Ratgebers ist es, die für die moderne Arbeit notwendigen Kompetenzen zur Selbststeuerung sichtbar zu machen, zu erweitern und zu einem festen Bestandteil des Arbeitsalltags zu machen.

Aus dem Inhalt

Multitasking besser verstehen und bewältigen – businesses- und technische Hilfsmittel effektiv nutzen – Die Arbeit (noch) besser strukturieren – Die geistigen Fähigkeiten weiterentwickeln – Arbeitseinstellungen erkennen und ändern – Das Wechselspiel von Beanspruchung und Erholung verstehen und nutzen – Verhaltensänderungen erfolgreich umsetzen.

Der Autor

Prof. Dr. phil. Andreas Zimber ist Professor für Wirtschaftspsychologie an der SRH Hochschule Heidelberg. Seine Schwerpunkte in Forschung und Lehre sind psychische Belastungen bei der Arbeit und Ansätze zur individuellen und betrieblichen Gesundheitsförderung. Das Konzept dieses Buches hat er in Vorträgen, Workshops und Seminaren erprobt.

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Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine: A Pocket Guide by Pamela A. Fenstemacher, Peter Winn

By Pamela A. Fenstemacher, Peter Winn

This e-book addresses present concerns surrounding health facility readmissions and the perform of post-acute and long term care (LTC). completely up to date, the second one variation of this sensible pocket advisor offers new rules governing those prone and lessens the uncertainty all for taking care of sufferers in a long term care facility. The ebook is split into 4 sections that disguise: different types of care, which come with neighborhood care, nursing facility care, and teamwork; medical drugs, with prompt techniques to universal stipulations and wound care; psychosocial features of care, which come with moral and felony matters and taking good care of households; and particular matters, with chapters on documentation, coding, and medicine administration. As community-based care is a space of speedy development the place the aged are more and more looking their remedy, new chapters have additionally been further that describe those courses. Written via professional participants, a lot of whom have labored in the American scientific administrators organization to create and disseminate a data base for post-acute and LTC, it is a helpful source for clinicians and educators looking to maximize the care and dwelling event of citizens in post-acute and long term care settings.

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Rehabilitation Robotics by Kommu S.S. (ed.)

By Kommu S.S. (ed.)

The coupling of a number of parts of the clinical box with fresh advances in robot structures has noticeable a paradigm shift in our method of chosen sectors of remedy, specifically over the past decade. Rehabilitation drugs is one such quarter. the advance of complex robot platforms has ushered with it an exponential variety of trials and experiments geared toward optimising recovery of caliber of existence to those that are bodily debilitated. regardless of those advancements, there continues to be a paucity within the presentation of those advances within the type of a finished device. This ebook used to be written to give the latest advances in rehabilitation robotics recognized so far from the viewpoint of a few of the top specialists within the box and offers a fascinating array of advancements positioned into 33 finished chapters. The chapters are offered in a fashion that the reader gets a continuing effect of the present ideas of optimum modes of either experimental and acceptable roles of robot units.

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Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Knee by Thomas E. Brown MD, Quanjun Cui, William M. Mihalko MD PhD,

By Thomas E. Brown MD, Quanjun Cui, William M. Mihalko MD PhD, Khaled Saleh

The Knee-a quantity within the new Arthritis and Arthroplasty series-offers specialist information on every thing from sufferer choice and pre-operative making plans to surgical techniques and strategies. transparent, evidence-based assurance info which know-how and method used for overall knee arthroplasty (TKA), reconstruction or revision is healthier for every sufferer. entry discussions of debates on sizing and balancing, minimally invasive surgical procedure, part removing, administration of bone loss and ligament insufficiency in revision TKA, an infection, peirprosthetic fractures and extra. discover choices to TKA in more youthful arthritic sufferers and examine expertly narrated video demonstrations of surgical concepts. as well as supplying functional, pragmatic suggestion in a concise, readable layout, this specialist seek advice identify bargains the entire textual content of the publication, in addition to hyperlinks to PubMed and periodic content material updates, on-line at the entire textual content of the book-as good as hyperlinks to PubMed and periodic content material updates on end result facts, part fabrics, and surgical techniques-online at procedural videos-narrated via experts-on the incorporated DVD so that you can see how one can practice specific techniques.Covers arthroscopic debridement, patellofemoral maltracking and different scorching subject matters to maintain you abreast of the most recent advancements within the specialty.Provides evidence-based, clinically targeted assistance on sufferer choice, pre-operative making plans, surgical strategy and methods, bearing surfaces and part fabrics, affliction particular techniques, the administration and avoidance of issues, salvage and revision TKA suggestions, and more.Discusses adaptations in strategy, bearing recommendations and layout parts; together with minimally invasive TKA, fastened as opposed to mobile-bearing TKA, and posterior stabilized (PS) as opposed to cruciate preserving knee designs so that you can pick out that's prime for every patient.Explores choices to TKA in more youthful arthritic sufferers, together with arthroscopy, cartilage fix and replacement,, distal femoral arthroplasty and unicompartmental arthroplasty.Includes a evaluation web page in each bankruptcy for fast connection with pearls and pitfalls for every topic.Presents pictures and interpretive drawings of surgical innovations in complete colour to convey out intraoperative info as they seem within the working room.Your buy entitles you to entry the website till the subsequent variation is released, or until eventually the present version is not any longer provided on the market via Elsevier, whichever happens first. If the subsequent variation is released lower than 12 months after your buy, you can be entitled to on-line entry for 12 months out of your date of buy. Elsevier reserves the best to provide an appropriate alternative product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based digital model) may still on-line entry to the website be discontinued.

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Challenges in Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety by Malgorzata Sneve, Mikhail F. Kiselev

By Malgorzata Sneve, Mikhail F. Kiselev

A NATO workshop was once held in September 2007 less than the safety via technology framework to think about the present demanding situations in law of the nuclear legacy. the general target used to be to percentage East-West competence and event in radiation safeguard and nuclear security supervision of installations equipped in the course of the chilly warfare, relatively when it comes to regulatory suggestions for secure decommissioning of exact or strange nuclear amenities and remediation activities.

There have been over 60 members from eight nations in addition to representatives from the foreign fee on Radiological security, the overseas Atomic strength business enterprise and NATO. The enterprises concerned incorporated regulatory gurus, operators and technical aid organizations.

The new Russian Federation Unified nation Programme for dealing with Spent gasoline and Radioactive Waste was once brought and the stairs essential to set this up as a complete programme of actions have been defined. a few waste administration websites are in a negative country. Legacy administration event used to be supplied from the united kingdom, France and america. details used to be supplied on equipment for website characterisation and separation of wastes into exempt, low-level and intermediate point waste, and the difficulty of dealing whilst with chemical risks, akin to beryllium. concepts for infected web site administration have been additionally defined and the linked threat evaluate tools outlined.

The Russian Federation has accountability to control its personal nuclear legacy. however it can also be one of the international locations within the worldwide community of nuclear actions. Harmonisation of techniques is efficacious in construction destiny cooperation, yet neighborhood stipulations might effect the simplest neighborhood answer. therefore, destiny exchanges, corresponding to these supplied for by means of this workshop, can be encouraged.

There are many advanced concerns to be addressed they usually can't all be solved without delay. transparent popularity of the most important threats, in addition to weak point in regulatory methods, should be beneficial in directing destiny assets. besides the fact that, at this degree it really is transparent that there are particular regulatory matters to handle in addition to a necessity to keep up improvement of an more desirable total defense culture.

Such assistance has to be completely in accordance with the simplest use of clinical and technical details. even as, a part of the answer pertains to coverage matters and price decisions, and so broader interplay between regulators, operators and different stakeholders is to be encouraged.

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