Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

October 23, 2017 Forthcoming by CRC Press
Reference - 489 Pages - 79 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498774116 - CAT# K29594
Series: Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series

USD$189.95

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Features

    • Proposes an international evidence-based ideal model of the assistive technology assessment based on experimental research and experiences in assistive products service delivery

    • Brings together in one handbook all the assessment tools needed in an assistive technology service delivery center

    • Describes the professional profiles, skills, and interactions of the multidisciplinary and integrated team members involved in the assessment process

    • Identifies the needed role of professionals of psychotechnology and assessment

    • Reviews all forms of technologies, including recent technologies such as brain–computer interfaces, robotics, and exoskeletons

    • Comes with supplemental material containing the Matching Person and Technology tools in multiple languages.

    Summary

    Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the biopsychosocial model of disability. The model provides reference guidelines for evidence-based practice, guiding both public and private centers that wish to compare, evaluate, and improve their ability to match a person with the correct technology model. This second edition also offers a contribution to the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, whose activities are strongly focused on the assistive products service delivery model. Organized into three parts, the handbook: gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments; describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of psychotechnologist; and reviews technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces, exoskeletons, and technologies for music therapy. Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents, offering a framework for future practice and research.