Essentials of Assistive Technologies

Essentials of Assistive Technologies

By Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Janice Miller Polgar, PhD, OT, Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

1. Introduction and Overview

2. A Framework for Assistive Technologies

3. Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies

4. Seating Systems as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies

5. Making the Connection: User Inputs for Assistive Technologies

6. Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies

7. Computer Access Augmenting the Keyboard and Mouse

8. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments

9. Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairments

10. Assistive Technologies to Aid Cognitive Function

11. Augmentative and Alternative Communication

12. Technologies That Enable Mobility

13. Technologies for Transportation and Driving

14. Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment