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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Such services may be available from the manufacturer or developer of the custom system, from a rehabilitation engineer employed by a state department of rehabilitation, from a private contractor, or through a private agency offering computer access services.
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.
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 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.
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.
Approximately 150 physicians, therapists, counselors, social workers, and rehabilitation engineers learned about the current clinical practices and research studies associated with spinal-cord injury (SCI).
Rehabilitation engineers bring a unique knowledge of engineering principles and health sciences to their work in adapting and modifying equipment.
This book should be of interest to those who use or would like to use speech synthesis, speech therapists, teachers and others involved in special education, human-computer interface designers, rehabilitation engineers, and health professionals interested in the use of modern technology in socially useful applications.
Professionals on the team usually include occupational and physical therapists, rehabilitation technology supplies ("dealers") and, sometimes, rehabilitation engineers and a physician.
The National Training Needs Analysis and Summary (RSA, 1990) highlighted a number of categories of personnel shortages (e.g., rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation administrators, rehabilitation engineers, vocational evaluators).

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