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Design and use of assistive technology : social, technical, ethical, and economic challenges

Author: Meeko Mitsuko K Oishi; Ian M Mitchell; Hendrik F Machiel Van der Loos
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
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"Design and Use of Assistive Technology" assesses major hurdles in the design and use of assistive technologies, while also providing guidelines and recommendations to improve these technologies. This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving the major issues surrounding designing and using assistive technologies for the physically impaired by blending engineering, computer science and medicine. The most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Design and use of assistive technology.
New York : Springer Verlag, 2010
(OCoLC)646114053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meeko Mitsuko K Oishi; Ian M Mitchell; Hendrik F Machiel Van der Loos
ISBN: 9781441970312 1441970312
OCLC Number: 676697696
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 117 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Design and Use of Assistive Technology; Copyright; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; UBC Advisory Committee; PWIAS-ICICS Exploratory Workshop Participants; Contents; List of Contributors; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Part I The User's Experience; Chapter 1: Better Than New! Ethics for Assistive Technologists; Chapter 2: The Myth of Neutral Technology; Chapter 3: Accessible Technology and Models of Disability; Chapter 4: The Importance of Play:AT for Children with Disabilities; Chapter 5: Need- and Task-Based Design and Evaluation; Part II Research and Academic Outreach.
Responsibility: Meeko Mitsuko K. Oishi, Ian M. Mitchell, H.F. Machiel Van der Loos, editors ; foreword by Maja J. Matarić.

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Assessing the major hurdles to be overcome in the design and use of assistive technologies in a number of fields, this interdisciplinary volume blends engineering, computer science and medicine and  Read more...

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