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Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326967/development-and-validation-of-a-remote-home-safety-protocol
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Sergio Romero, Mi Jung Lee, Ivana Simic, Charles Levy, Jon Sanford
AIM: Environmental assessments and subsequent modifications conducted by healthcare professionals can enhance home safety and promote independent living. However, travel time, expense and the availability of qualified professionals can limit the broad application of this intervention. Remote technology has the potential to increase access to home safety evaluations. PURPOSE: This study describes the development and validation of a remote home safety protocol that can be used by a caregiver of an elderly person to video-record their home environment for later viewing and evaluation by a trained professional...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326905/assistive-technology-unmet-needs-of-independent-living-older-hispanics-with-functional-limitations
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Elsa M Orellano-Colón, Marta Rivero-Méndez, Mauricio Lizama, Jeffrey W Jutai
PURPOSE: To identify: (1) the most frequently used assistive technology (AT) by a sample of community-living older Hispanics; (2) their AT needs; (3) the AT that would not be used by the simple; and (4) the factors associated with the willingness to use AT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a cross-sectional descriptive study design with a purposive sample of 60 individuals 70 years and older living in Puerto Rico. Data collection tools included a socio-demographic questionnaire and the Assistive Technology Card Assessment...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326869/design-and-evaluation-of-vibratory-shoe-on-balance-control-for-elderly-subjects-technical-note
#3
Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Farzam Farahmand, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Reza Fadayevatan, Ehsan Abdollahi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Aging often results in a decline in somatosensory function, and such changes are associated with diminished motor performance. Input noise can enhance sensory and motor function through a mechanism known as stochastic resonance (SR). This paper describes the development and testing of a new vibrating shoe to possibly assist the elderly patients in controlling their balance and decreasing their falling risks. TECHNIQUE: The new vibrating shoe was evaluated to ascertain its ability to generate appropriate random and nonlinear vibrations...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326868/a-longitudinal-study-assessing-the-maintenance-condition-of-cadres-of-four-types-of-wheelchairs-provided-in-low-resource-areas
#4
Karen Rispin, Kristofer Riseling, Joy Wee
Wheelchair breakdowns increase the risk of injury and limit the mobility of wheelchair users. In the endeavour to meet the enormous global need for wheelchairs, manufacturers of wheelchairs for low-resource settings face a cost-benefit tension between affordability and durability. Field studies are needed to provide feedback on durability. Four manufacturers provided cadres of wheelchairs to the organization providing rehabilitation to students at a boarding school for children with disabilities in a low-resource area...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326859/performance-evaluation-of-3d-vision-based-semi-autonomous-control-method-for-assistive-robotic-manipulator
#5
Hyun W Ka, Cheng-Shiu Chung, Dan Ding, Khara James, Rory Cooper
We developed a 3D vision-based semi-autonomous control interface for assistive robotic manipulators. It was implemented based on one of the most popular commercially available assistive robotic manipulator combined with a low-cost depth-sensing camera mounted on the robot base. To perform a manipulation task with the 3D vision-based semi-autonomous control interface, a user starts operating with a manual control method available to him/her. When detecting objects within a set range, the control interface automatically stops the robot, and provides the user with possible manipulation options through audible text output, based on the detected object characteristics...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285574/virtual-reality-exercise-on-a-home-based-phase-iii-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-effect-on-executive-function-quality-of-life-and-depression-anxiety-and-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Ágata Vieira, Cristina Melo, Jorge Machado, Joaquim Gabriel
PURPOSE: To analyse the effect of a six-month home-based phase III cardiac rehabilitation (CR) specific exercise program, performed in a virtual reality (Kinect) or conventional (booklet) environment, on executive function, quality of life and depression, anxiety and stress of subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with subjects, who had completed phase II, randomly assigned to intervention group 1 (IG1), whose program encompassed the use of Kinect (n = 11); or intervention group 2 (IG2), a paper booklet (n = 11); or a control group (CG), only subjected to the usual care (n = 11)...
March 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285547/objective-physical-activity-measurement-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-review-of-the-literature
#7
Blathin Casey, Susan Coote, Alan Donnelly
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify the objective physical activity (PA) measurement tools and outputs that are used within Multiple Sclerosis (MS) literature. METHODS: A systematic search strategy on eight databases (2000-2016) using keywords associated with MS and PA. RESULTS: This review includes 32 papers. Uni-axial accelerometers were the most popular objective PA tool in this review (68%). Pedometers (14%) and multi-sensor systems (3%) were the second and third most common...
March 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287047/how-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia-respond-to-the-interactive-art-installation-venster-a-pilot-study
#8
Tom Luyten, Susy Braun, Gaston Jamin, Susan van Hooren, Luc de Witte
The goal of this study was (1) to determine whether and how nursing home residents with dementia respond to the interactive art installation in general and (2) to identify whether responses change when the content type and, therefore, the nature of the interaction with the artwork changes. The interactive art installation 'VENSTER' evokes responses in nursing home residents with dementia, illustrating the potential of interactive artworks in the nursing home environment. Frequently observed responses were naming, recognizing or asking questions about depicted content and how the installation worked, physically gesturing towards or tapping on the screen and tapping or singing along to the music...
March 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287045/promoting-supported-ambulation-in-persons-with-advanced-alzheimer-s-disease-a-pilot-study
#9
Giulio E Lancioni, Nirbhay N Singh, Mark F O'Reilly, Jeff Sigafoos, Fiora D'Amico, Katia Pinto, Floriana De Vanna, Alessandro O Caffò
PURPOSE: This study assessed the effects of an intervention program, which combined the use of a walker with assistive technology, on the ambulation and indices of positive involvement of persons with advanced Alzheimer's disease. A social validation assessment of the program was also carried out. METHOD: The study included 10 participants with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease and inability to walk independently. During baseline, the participants sat in their chair or were provided with a walker...
March 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287007/validation-of-the-virtual-elevation-field-test-method-when-assessing-the-aerodynamics-of-para-cyclists-with-a-uni-lateral-trans-tibial-amputation
#10
Bryce Dyer, B Xavier Disley
Lower-limb amputees typically require some form of prosthetic limb to ride a bicycle for recreation or when competing. At elite-level racing speeds, aerodynamic drag can represent the majority of the resistance acting against a cyclists' forward motion. As a result, the reduction of such resistance is beneficial to an amputee whereby the form and function of the prosthetic limb can be optimized through engineering. To measure the performance of such limbs, field testing provides a cost-effective and context-specific method of aerodynamic drag measurement...
March 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286994/the-order-and-priority-of-research-and-design-method-application-within-an-assistive-technology-new-product-development-process-a-summative-content-analysis-of-20-case-studies
#11
George Edward Torrens
Summative content analysis was used to define methods and heuristics from each case study. The review process was in two parts: (1) A literature review to identify conventional research methods and (2) a summative content analysis of published case studies, based on the identified methods and heuristics to suggest an order and priority of where and when were used. Over 200 research and design methods and design heuristics were identified. From the review of the 20 case studies 42 were identified as being applied...
March 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164718/measurement-properties-of-the-wheelchair-skills-test-for-scooters-among-experienced-users
#12
W Ben Mortenson, Laura Hurd Clarke, Charlie H Goldsmith, Sharon Jang, R Lee Kirby
PURPOSE: To investigate the score distribution, reliability, and validity of the objective Wheelchair Skills Test (WST) for scooter users. METHOD: A study using a test-retest design was conducted with 20 people who had mobility limitations that prevented them from ambulating more than one city block without a mobility aid, and who had owned a scooter for ≥3 months. Objective scooter skills, confidence, and physical accessibility were measured at both time points, while anxiety, depression, visual attention and task switching, functional independence, and visual acuity were measured only at baseline...
February 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152642/3d-printed-upper-limb-prostheses-a-review
#13
Jelle Ten Kate, Gerwin Smit, Paul Breedveld
GOAL: This paper aims to provide an overview with quantitative information of existing 3D-printed upper limb prostheses. We will identify the benefits and drawbacks of 3D-printed devices to enable improvement of current devices based on the demands of prostheses users. METHODS: A review was performed using Scopus, Web of Science and websites related to 3D-printing. Quantitative information on the mechanical and kinematic specifications and 3D-printing technology used was extracted from the papers and websites...
February 2, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129705/development-of-a-wheelchair-maintenance-training-programme-and-questionnaire-for-clinicians-and-wheelchair-users
#14
Maria Luisa Toro, Emily Bird, Michelle Oyster, Lynn Worobey, Michael Lain, Samuel Bucior, Rory A Cooper, Jonathan Pearlman
Purpose of state: The aims of this study were to develop a Wheelchair Maintenance Training Programme (WMTP) as a tool for clinicians to teach wheelchair users (and caregivers when applicable) in a group setting to perform basic maintenance at home in the USA and to develop a Wheelchair Maintenance Training Questionnaire (WMT-Q) to evaluate wheelchair maintenance knowledge in clinicians, manual and power wheelchair users. METHODS: The WMTP and WMT-Q were developed through an iterative process...
January 27, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125300/the-impact-of-robot-mediated-adaptive-i-travle-training-on-impaired-upper-limb-function-in-chronic-stroke-and-multiple-sclerosis
#15
Anneleen Maris, Karin Coninx, Henk Seelen, Veronik Truyens, Tom De Weyer, Richard Geers, Mieke Lemmens, Jolijn Coolen, Sandra Stupar, Ilse Lamers, Peter Feys
PURPOSE: The current study aimed to investigate proof-of-concept efficacy of an individualized, robot-mediated training regime for people with MS (pwMS) and stroke patients. METHOD: Thirteen pwMS and 14 chronic stroke patients performed 36 (stroke) or 40 (pwMS) training sessions with the I-TRAVLE system. Evaluation of upper limb function was performed at baseline, after training and at 3 months follow-up. Clinical outcome measures consisted of active range of motion (ROM), Motricity Index, Jamar handgrip strength, perceived fatigue and strength, Wolf Motor Function Test (WFMT) and ABILHAND...
January 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125299/development-and-content-validation-of-the-power-mobility-training-tool
#16
Lisa K Kenyon, John P Farris, Brett Cain, Emily King, Ashley VandenBerg
PURPOSE: This paper outlines the development and content validation of the power mobility training tool (PMTT), an observational tool designed to assist therapists in developing power mobility training programs for children who have multiple, severe impairments. METHODS: Initial items on the PMTT were developed based on a literature review and in consultation with therapists experienced in the use of power mobility. Items were trialled in clinical settings, reviewed, and refined...
January 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125298/a-systematic-review-of-study-results-reported-for-the-evaluation-of-robotic-rollators-from-the-perspective-of-users
#17
Christian Werner, Phoebe Ullrich, Milad Geravand, Angelika Peer, Jürgen M Bauer, Klaus Hauer
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness and perception of robotic rollators (RRs) from the perspective of users. METHODS: Studies identified in a previous systematic review published on 2016 on the methodology of studies evaluating RRs by the user perspective were re-screened for eligibility based on the following inclusion criteria: evaluation of the human-robot interaction from the user perspective, use of standardized outcome measurements, and quantitative presentation of study results...
January 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125297/a-survey-of-assistive-technology-service-providers-in-the-usa
#18
Sajay Arthanat, Linda-Jeanne Elsaesser, Stephen Bauer
This study investigates perspectives of assistive technology service (ATS) providers regarding their education and training, interdisciplinary standards of practice, use of a common language framework, funding policies, utilization of evidence and outcomes measurement. A survey underpinned by AT legislations and established guidelines for practice was completed by 318 certified AT providers. More than 30% of the providers reported their education and training as inadequate to fulfil four of the seven primary roles of ATS...
January 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125296/an-adapted-walking-intervention-for-a-child-with-pitt-hopkins-syndrome
#19
Amanda Faith Casey, Vanessa Pickard, Claire Ullrich, Zachary MacNeil
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of a community-based adapted walking intervention on a child with Pitt Hopkins syndrome (PTHS). METHODS: A four-year old boy with PTHS participated in a 12-week intervention comprising five one-hour long walking sessions per week at a local daycare. Walking sessions used the Upsee mobility device (Firefly by Leckey Ltd., Ireland). Outcome measures included Goal Attainment Scaling and the Mobility Ability Participation Assessment...
January 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102100/a-systematic-review-the-influence-of-real-time-feedback-on-wheelchair-propulsion-biomechanics
#20
Andrew Symonds, Giulia Barbareschi, Stephen Taylor, Catherine Holloway
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend that, in order to minimize upper limb injury risk, wheelchair users adopt a semi-circular pattern with a slow cadence and a large push arc. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether real time feedback can be used to influence manual wheelchair propulsion biomechanics. REVIEW METHODS: Clinical trials and case series comparing the use of real time feedback against no feedback were included. A general review was performed and methodological quality assessed by two independent practitioners using the Downs and Black checklist...
January 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
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