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A perspective on intelligent devices and environments in medical rehabilitation

Cooper, RA and Dicianno, BE and Brewer, B and LoPresti, E and Ding, D and Simpson, R and Grindle, G and Wang, H (2008) A perspective on intelligent devices and environments in medical rehabilitation. Medical Engineering and Physics, 30 (10). 1387 - 1398. ISSN 1350-4533

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Globally, the number of people older than 65 years is anticipated to double between 1997 and 2025, while at the same time the number of people with disabilities is growing at a similar rate, which makes technical advances and social policies critical to attain, prolong, and preserve quality of life. Recent advancements in technology, including computation, robotics, machine learning, communication, and miniaturization of sensors have been used primarily in manufacturing, military, space exploration, and entertainment. However, few efforts have been made to utilize these technologies to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. This article offers a perspective of future development in seven emerging areas: translation of research into clinical practice, pervasive assistive technology, cognitive assistive technologies, rehabilitation monitoring and coaching technologies, robotic assisted therapy, and personal mobility and manipulation technology.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dicianno, BEdicianno@pitt.eduDICIANNO0000-0003-0738-0192
Brewer, B
LoPresti, E
Ding, Ddad5@pitt.eduDAD5
Simpson, R
Grindle, G
Wang, Hhow11@pitt.eduHOW11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 December 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Engineering and Physics
Volume: 30
Number: 10
Page Range: 1387 - 1398
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2008.09.003
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1350-4533
MeSH Headings: Artificial Intelligence; Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted--instrumentation; Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted--methods; Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted--trends; Disabled Persons--rehabilitation; Rehabilitation--instrumentation; Rehabilitation--trends; Robotics--instrumentation; Robotics--methods; Robotics--trends; Therapy, Computer-Assisted--instrumentation; Therapy, Computer-Assisted--methods; Therapy, Computer-Assisted--trends; United States; User-Computer Interface
PubMed ID: 18993108
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 18:47
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:58


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