An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering

Author: Rory A Cooper,Hisaichi Ohnabe,Douglas A. Hobson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420012495

Category: Science

Page: 470

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Answering the widespread demand for an introductory book on rehabilitation engineering (RE), Dr. Rory A. Cooper, a distinguished RE authority, and his esteemed colleagues present An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering. This resource introduces the fundamentals and applications of RE and assistive technologies (ATs). After providing a brief introduction, the book describes the models for AT service delivery, the design tools and principles of universal design, and various technology-transfer mechanisms, models, and principles. The text then explains the process for creating assistive device standards, followed by a review of seating biomechanics and soft tissue biomechanics. Subsequent chapters examine design and service delivery principles of wheelchairs and scooters, functional electrical stimulation and its applications, wheelchair-accessible transportation legislation, and the applications of robotics in medical rehabilitation. The book proceeds to discuss prosthetic and orthotic design and usage, visual and hearing impairment, Web-related AT, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology. It concludes with an introduction to adaptive sports and recreation. Incorporating the critical aspects of RE and AT, An Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering focuses on the principles, modeling, standards, devices, and technologies of RE and AT. It presents a concise yet complete overview of RE to provide a solid foundation in the subject as well as to stimulate further study.
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Rehabilitation Engineering Applied to Mobility and Manipulation

Author: Rory A Cooper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050325

Category: Science

Page: 534

View: 964

The discipline of rehabilitation engineering draws on a wide range of specialist knowledge, from the biomedical sciences to materials technology. Rehabilitation Engineering Applied to Mobility and Manipulation provides broad background and motivational material to ease readers' introduction to the subject. The book begins with a wide-ranging yet concise introduction to the legislative, technological, testing, and design basis of rehabilitation engineering, followed by the fundamentals of design and materials and a full account of the biomechanics of rehabilitation. Major sections of the book are devoted to various aspects of mobility, including detailed discussion of wheelchair design. Valuable additional material deals with seating, prosthetic devices, robotics, and the often-neglected subject of recreational devices and vehicles. More than a thousand references to the research and review literature put readers in touch with the leading edge of a rapidly growing field.
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An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine

Author: Jamie V. Trapp,Tomas Kron

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584889659

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 3590

Combining facets of health physics with medicine, An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine covers the background of the subject and the medical situations where radiation is the tool to diagnose or treat human disease. Encouraging newcomers to the field to properly and efficiently function in a versatile and evolving work setting, it familiarizes them with the particular problems faced during the application of ionizing radiation in medicine. The text builds a fundamental knowledge base before providing practical descriptions of radiation safety in medicine. It covers basic issues related to radiation protection, including the physical science behind radiation protection and the radiobiological basis of radiation protection. The text also presents operational and managerial tools for organizing radiation safety in a medical workplace. Subsequent chapters form the core of the book, focusing on the practice of radiation protection in different medical disciplines. They explore a range of individual uses of ionizing radiation in various branches of medicine, including radiology, nuclear medicine, external beam radiotherapy, and brachytherapy. With contributions from experienced practicing physicists, this book provides essential information about dealing with radiation safety in the rapidly shifting and diverse environment of medicine.
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Physiology, Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering

Author: Andrew W Wood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1466552794

Category: Science

Page: 782

View: 5317

Physiology, Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering provides a multidisciplinary understanding of biological phenomena and the instrumentation for monitoring these phenomena. It covers the physical phenomena of electricity, pressure, and flow along with the adaptation of the physics of the phenomena to the special conditions and constraints of biological systems. While the text focuses on human biological systems, some of the principles also apply to plants, bacteria, and other animals. The first section of the book presents a general introduction to physiological systems and describes specialized methods used to record electrical events from biological tissue. The next part examines molecules involved in cell transport and signaling as well as the proteins relevant in cells’ ability to contract and generate tension. The text goes on to cover the properties of the heart, blood, and circulation and the monitoring of cardiac and circulatory function. It then discusses the importance of the interrelationship of pressures and flows in organ systems, such as the lungs and kidneys, and details the organization and function of the nervous system. After focusing on the systems used to monitor signals, the book explores modeling, biomechanics, and emerging technologies, including the progressive miniaturization of sensors and actuators in biomedical engineering. Developed from the authors’ courses in medical biophysics and biomedical instrumentation, this book shows how biophysics and biomedical engineering have advanced modern medicine. It brings together the physical principles underlying human physiological processes and the physical methods used to monitor these processes. Requiring only basic mathematical knowledge, the text supplements mathematical formulae with qualitative explanations and illustrations to encourage an intuitive grasp on the processes discussed.
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Webb's Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition

Author: M A Flower

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 146656895X

Category: Science

Page: 864

View: 9427

Since the publication of the best-selling, highly acclaimed first edition, the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging have changed significantly. Gathering these developments into one volume, Webb’s Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition presents a thorough update of the basic physics, modern technology and many examples of clinical application across all the modalities of medical imaging. New to the Second Edition Extensive updates to all original chapters Coverage of state-of-the-art detector technology and computer processing used in medical imaging 11 new contributors in addition to the original team of authors Two new chapters on medical image processing and multimodality imaging More than 50 percent new examples and over 80 percent new figures Glossary of abbreviations, color insert and contents lists at the beginning of each chapter Keeping the material accessible to graduate students, this well-illustrated book reviews the basic physics underpinning imaging in medicine. It covers the major techniques of x-radiology, computerised tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to infrared, electrical impedance and optical imaging. The text also describes the mathematics of medical imaging, image processing, image perception, computational requirements and multimodality imaging.
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World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006

August 27 - Septmber 1, 20006 COEX Seoul, Korea

Author: Sun I. Kim,Tae S. Suh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540368396

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 586

View: 2410

These proceedings of the World Congress 2006, the fourteenth conference in this series, offer a strong scientific program covering a wide range of issues and challenges which are currently present in Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering. About 2,500 peer reviewed contributions are presented in a six volume book, comprising 25 tracks, joint conferences and symposia, and including invited contributions from well known researchers in this field.
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Health Technology Assessment

Author: Daniel Widrig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662464322

Category: Law

Page: 476

View: 4708

Das Buch befasst sich mit den weltweit laufenden Bemühungen, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) im Gesundheitswesen zu etablieren. Der Autor stellt die historische Entwicklung von HTA dar und präsentiert eine sorgfältige Definition des Begriffes. Dazu gehört eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit den Grundprinzipien von HTA sowie der damit verknüpften rechtlichen Aspekte. Neben Aufbau und Unterarten von HTAs wird zudem ein Lösungsansatz vorgestellt, um HTA-Arten klar voneinander abzugrenzen. Ein Grossteil der Arbeit umfasst eine zugängliche Einführung in die an HTA beteiligten Disziplinen. Zudem werden ausgewählte nationale und internationale HTA-Agenturen porträtiert. Überlegungen zur „Best-Practice“ und ein dreistufiger Lösungsansatz zur Implementation von HTA runden das Werk ab. Es ist das erste Werk, dass sich in so ganzheitlicher Weise mit der Thematik auseinandersetzt.
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Images of the twenty-first century

proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Seattle, Washington, November 9-12, 1989

Author: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 1729

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Rehabilitation engineering

review publication for the World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen (Denmark), 6-12 March 1995

Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe,International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 148

View: 2574

Posted in Medical

Applied Mechanics Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mechanics, Applied

Page: N.A

View: 6093

Posted in Mechanics, Applied

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6377

Posted in English literature

College of Engineering (University of Michigan) Publications

Author: University of Michigan. College of Engineering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, College

Page: N.A

View: 3811

Also contains brochures, directories, manuals, and programs from various College of Engineering student organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi.
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Proceedings

Author: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (4th : Chicago : 1969).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biomedical engineering

Page: N.A

View: 5939

Posted in Biomedical engineering

Neurowissenschaften und Ethik

Klostergut Jakobsberg, 20.–25. April 1986, Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Author: Benno Hess,Detlev Ploog

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642734863

Category: Medical

Page: 235

View: 9513

Das Buch enthält die Beiträge der Tagung "Neurowissenschaft und Ethik", die 1986 in Jakobsberg bei Bonn auf Einladung des Bundeskanzlers stattfand und sich mit den ethischen Fragen befaßte, die in den sich rasch entwickelnden Neurowissenschaften und der Neuromedizin eine Rolle spielen und schon jetzt in die öffentliche Diskussion eingetreten sind. Nach einer eingehenden Darstellung der molekularen Biologie, der Struktur und Funktion neuronaler Signalübertragungsprozesse sowie der Prinzipien neuronaler Netzwerke werden Probleme neurogenetischer Krankheiten, der Intensivmedizin und der Neurochirurgie vorgestellt. Auf dieser Grundlage werden offene ethische Fragen zu dem Problem der Erforschung und Behandlung von Nerven- und Geisteskrankheiten behandelt und in einer abschließenden Empfehlung formuliert.
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National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

Cumulative listing

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 4464

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