rehabilitation engineering

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rehabilitation engineering

The application of engineering principles and practices to the design and manufacturing of assistive technology devices, such as powered wheelchairs, environmental control systems, and augmentative or alternative communication devices.
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A committee established by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the General Services Administration (GSA), in consultation with the electronics industry, rehabilitation engineers, and disabled computer professionals worked for a year developing the philosophy and guidelines which will significantly affect the purchase of electronic office equipment, including computers and software, by the federal government, the largest computer customer in the world.
The program provides rehabilitation engineering and technology services, when applicable, by a team consisting of a technology specialist, an occupational therapist and a rehabilitation engineer.
If the placement has been identified, an assistive device specialist, rehabilitation engineer or applications technician should review the technical nature of the computer environment and develop the parameters for the system to successfully interface into the employment site.
Irrespective of make/model of the wheelchair, the Approved Repairer for Manchester Disablement Services Centre Wheelchair service is responsible for storage of wheelchairs, delivery and collection of wheelchairs, repairs off-site, workshop repairs, reconditioning of returned powered wheelchairs planned preventative maintenance and modifications to wheelchairs as requested by a Rehabilitation Engineer.
The Trust's 5,000 staff engage in more than two million patient interactions each year - district nurses, physiotherapists, health visitors, dietitians, speech and language therapists, rehabilitation engineers, school nurses and many more dedicated professionals working to provide excellent care to the communities we serve.
To rehabilitation engineers, biomechanics means gate analysis, impact forces, and other measurements to help overcome the consequences of aging, pre-existing conditions, or accidental injuries.
The purpose of hosting iCREATe 2007 in Singapore is to build a platform for rehabilitation engineers, technologists and technicians in Asia to network with each other and, in turn, to help the growth of the industry.
This would include the use of computers as 1) assistive technology tools, 2) resource location vehicles, and 3) staffing/consultation mediums with specific rehabilitation engineers or technology centers.
The Centre~s Consultant in rehabilitation medicine leads the multidisciplinary Prosthetic Service Clinical Team; Prosthetists, Orthotists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nursing Staff, Rehabilitation Engineers, Psychologist and Administration Staff.
An estimated 180 rehabilitation engineers, physicians, therapists, counselors, and social workers attended this latest PVA-supported workshop, held May 8.
The company was founded by a group of rehabilitation engineers, specialists, and experts in the healthcare industry.
As evidenced by increased employment opportunities for this target population, rehabilitation engineers who develop adaptive devices are deserving of our gratitude and respect.

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