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Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind
Affirmative legislative action in many countries now requires that public spaces and services be made accessible to disabled people. Although this is often interpreted as access for people with mobility impairments, such legislation also covers those who are hearing or vision impaired. In these cases, it is often the provision of advanced technological devices and aids which enables people with sensory impairments to enjoy the theatre, cinema or a public meeting to the full. Assistive Technology for the Hearin-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind shows the student of rehabilitation technology how this growing technical provision can be used to support those with varying reductions in auditory ability and the deafblind in modern society. Features: instruction in the physiology of the ear together with methods of measurement of hearing levels and loss; the principles of electrical engineering used in assistive technology for the hearing impaired; description and demonstration of electrical engineering used in hearing aids and other communications enhancement technologies; explanation of many devices designed for every-day living in terms of generic electrical engineering; sections of practical projects and investigations which will give the reader ideas for student work and for self teaching. The contributors are internationally recognised experts from the fields of audiology, electrical engineering, signal processing, telephony and assistive technology. Their combined expertise makes Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind an excellent text for advanced students in assistive and rehabilitation technology and to professional engineers and medics working in assistive technology who wish to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current engineering advances.87% (15)
Acid Survivors Foundation, Bangladesh
* This photo was taken at the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The man in the photo, Sheemol, was attacked by acid in the summer of 2008 in the midst of the night whilst he slept. His attacker(s) remain unknown. Sheemol was provided with free medical treatment at the ASF and the photo illustrates the removal of surgical staples used to properly secure a skin graft to the damaged body surface area. Photograph from Acid Survivors Trust International (Photographer: Jean Loncle, 2009) Burns can be particularly serious, especially when the victim is confronted with permanent scarring and the loss of one or both eyes. Without prompt medical attention these injuries can result in severe health problems such as disability and deformity. One of the most serious types of burns is caused by exposure of the skin to corrosive chemicals causing critical injury and damage to the skin, as well as relentless psychological and emotional distress owed to the severity of the scarring and disfigurement. Acid burns have a devastating effect on the skin and the injuries incurred are brutal and require long and complicated medical treatment. Early excision and skin grafting of deep burns offer important benefits to survivors of burn injuries by improving the function of the body area damaged, whilst also reducing the course of long-term treatment. The Medical Unit at the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) provides a safe high standard of care for all patients, with free high quality medical treatments such as skin grafting and reconstructive surgery, using modern technical equipment and highly qualified professionals. The grave concern for people who are burned is the high risk of developing infections, especially since it is these burn wound infections which remain the principle cause of death amongst victims. It is crucial that the necessary treatment, involving the prevention and treatment of these infections is provided for. As a consequence, burn care becomes expensive, not least because infection remains a priority requirement to be prevented and treated, but also because the life saving products needed are not researched and manufactured in the developing world. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Based on the remarkable success of ASF Bangladesh, the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) - a UK based charity committed to increasing awareness and providing free long term treatment and rehabilitation care for survivors of acid attacks - has initiated and facilitated the developments of ASF-like organisations wherever they are needed in the world. There are now similar NGOs in Uganda, Cambodia, Pakistan, India and Nepal. ASTI wants to encourage and coordinate the interchange of experience and ideas of how to combat this seemingly global crime against humanity. Acid violence remains a global phenomenon and funds are urgently needed for supporting existing and future charities. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgDisability support
Here young Franklin tries out a customised seat. Technicians from The Association of People with Disabilities, have come to mettupalayam to specially make this type of equipment.
This is the definitive text for everyone concerned with wheelchair selection, including physical and occupational therapists, physiatrists, and other health care providers involved with helping patients to achieve optimal seating. Chapters discuss wheelchair measurement, engineering fundamentals, biomechanics, electronics, and standards. Various types of wheelchairs are considered, including manual, powered, specialized, and sports chairs; the selection of seat cushions and specialized seating systems are considered in depth, and assessment and intervention are reviewed.Related topics:
The audience for this book includes undergraduate and graduate students studying occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation science, and rehabilitation engineering. It also is a suitable reference for professionals in engineering and the health professions. It assumes that the reader has a working knowledge of human anatomy, human physiology, and physics. Some exposure to clinical practice also is beneficial.
Each chapter opens with a set of goals that orient the reader to the material covered. For example, the goals of the chapter Wheelchair Engineering Fundamentals are:
To understand mechanical and material properties
To understand the relationship between technology and its environment
To know how to problem-solve and integrate technical and functional information
To understand the roles, constraints, and perspectives of designers and fabricators
Extensive illustrations guide the reader through all concepts of wheelchair design and prescription. (20100503)
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