Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering

Horia-Nicolai L Teodorescu, Lakhmi C. Jain

December 26, 2000 by CRC Press
Reference - 520 Pages
ISBN 9780849301407 - CAT# 0339
Series: International Series on Computational Intelligence


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  • Offers broad, up-to-date coverage of innovations in rehabilitation engineering
  • Emphasizes the main principles of intelligent technologies in prosthetics and rehabilitation with an application-driven-rather than technology-driven-approach
  • Includes an introductory chapter that outlines the historical development of the field, describes the various technologies, and discusses future directions
  • Addresses underlying principles, design, practical applications, and assessments of the results
  • Summary

    Prostheses, assistive systems, and rehabilitation systems are essential to increasing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Research and development over the last decade has resulted in enormous advances toward that goal-none more so than the development of intelligent systems and technologies.

    In the first truly comprehensive book addressing intelligent technologies for the disabled, top experts from around the world provide an overview of this dynamic, rapidly evolving field. They present state-of-the-art information on the latest, innovative technologies and their applications in various systems designed to better the lives of the disabled.

    From the underlying principles to the design, practical applications, and assessment of results, Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering offers broad, pragmatic coverage of the field. It incorporates the most recent advances in sensory and limb prostheses, myoelectric control systems, circulatory systems, assistive technologies, and applications of virtual reality.

    Rapid progress demands a concerted effort to keep up with the latest developments so they can begin to serve their purpose and improve the lives of the disabled. By incorporating details of the latest and most important advances into one volume, Intelligent Systems and Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering makes that undertaking essentially effortless.