Assistive Technology Research Series

Aims: to widely disseminate and archive assistive technology research summaries through publishing proceedings, monographs, and edited collective w…(read more)


Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity

Pub. date
June 2014
Editors
Caltenco, H.A., Hedvall, P.-O., Larsson, A., Rassmus-Gröhn, K., Rydeman, B.
Volume
35
Price
US$203 / €140 / £119
ISBN print
978-1-61499-402-2
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Telemedicine

Universal Design, Design for All and Inclusive Design are all aimed at dismantling physical and s…


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The Road Ahead

Pub. date
December 2013
Editors
Storey, K., Hunter, D.
Volume
34
Price
US$100 / €69 / £59
ISBN print
978-1-61499-312-4
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Telemedicine

Successful transition from school to adult life has always been difficult for people with disabil…


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Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice

Pub. date
September 2013
Editors
Encarnação, P., Azevedo, L., Gelderblom, G.J., Newell, A., Mathiassen, N.-E.
Volume
33
Price
US$197 / €136 / £116
ISBN print
978-1-61499-303-2
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Telemedicine

Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term indicating any product or technology-based service …


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A Conflicted View of Telehomecare After a 20 Year Journey

Pub. date
December 2012
Author
Glascock, A.P.
Volume
32
Price
US$160 / €110 / £94
ISBN print
978-1-61499-144-1
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Telemedicine

Telehomecare systems have been in existence, in one form or another, for at least a decade. At th…


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Advances in Home Care Technologies

Pub. date
October 2012
Editor
Turner, K.J.
Volume
31
Price
US$160 / €110 / £94
ISBN print
978-1-61499-126-7
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Telemedicine

An ageing population is burdening social and healthcare services around the world, and this probl…


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Essential Lessons for the Success of Telehomecare

Pub. date
January 2012
Editors
Glascock, A.P., Kutzik, D.M.
Volume
30
Price
US$174 / €120 / £102
ISBN print
978-1-60750-993-6
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Telemedicine

The technology underpinning the various types of Telehomecare available has been current for more…


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Everyday Technology for Independence and Care

Pub. date
August 2011
Editors
Gelderblom, G.J., Soede, M., Adriaens, L., Miesenberger, K.
Volume
29
Price
US$280 / €195
ISBN print
978-1-60750-813-7
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Numbers of the elderly and people with disabilities in our society are growing. Technological sol…


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Selected Papers from the Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology

Pub. date
May 2011
Editors
Ohnabe, H., Kubo, M., Collins, D.M., Cooper, R.A.
Volume
28
Price
US$160 / €110
ISBN print
978-1-60750-757-4
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book is the first publication in English of the proceedings of the Japanese Conference on th…


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A Friendly Rest Room: Developing Toilets of the Future for Disabled and Elderly People

Pub. date
June 2011
Editors
Molenbroek, J.F.M., Mantas, J., De Bruin, R.
Volume
27
Price
US$174 / €120
ISBN print
978-1-60750-751-2
Subject
Architecture & Design, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book addresses the topic of toilet design, but instead of focusing on the typical able bodie…


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Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise and Sports

Pub. date
January 2010
Editors
Van Der Woude, L.H.V., Hoekstra, F., De Groot, S., Bijker, K.E., Dekker, R., Van Aanholt, P.C.T., Hettinga, F.J., Janssen, T.W.J., Houdijk, J.H.P.
Volume
26
Price
US$195 / €140
ISBN print
978-1-60750-080-3
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book is a collection of summarized papers and poster presentations from the 4th Internationa…


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Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments

Pub. date
August 2009
Editors
Emiliani, P.L., Burzagli, L., Como, A., Gabbanini, F., Salminen, A.-L.
Volume
25
Price
US$232 / €160
ISBN print
978-1-60750-042-1
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

The concept of Assistive Technology is moving away from adopting the most appropriate devices to …


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Dementia, Design and Technology

Pub. date
January 2009
Editors
Topo, P., Östlund, B.
Volume
24
Price
US$145 / €100
ISBN print
978-1-58603-950-9
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This anthology answers an increasing need to understand design that supports the daily life of pe…


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Information and Communication Technologies for Active Ageing

Pub. date
December 2008
Editors
Cabrera, M., Malanowski, N.
Volume
23
Price
US$167 / €115
ISBN print
978-1-58603-937-0
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Over the past few years, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) has been carr…


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Aging, Disability and Independence

Pub. date
December 2008
Editor
Mann, W.C.
Volume
22
Price
US$145 / €100
ISBN print
978-1-58603-902-8
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book includes 15 full-length papers submitted for the Fourth International Conference on Agi…


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Technology and Aging

Pub. date
January 2008
Editors
Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Kautz, H., Normie, L.
Volume
21
Price
US$161 / €115
ISBN print
978-1-58603-815-1
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This publication presents articles on Aging-in-Place, Assistive Technology, Monitoring and Telehe…


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Challenges for Assistive Technology

Pub. date
October 2007
Editors
Eizmendi, G., Azkoitia, J.M., Craddock, G.M.
Volume
20
Price
US$260 / €200
ISBN print
978-1-58603-791-8
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

In the 21st century Assistive Technology (AT) should be defined as a scientific and technologic a…


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Smart Homes and Beyond

Pub. date
June 2006
Editors
Nugent, C., Augusto, J.C.
Volume
19
Price
US$171 / €118
ISBN print
978-1-58603-623-2
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

The thought behind this publication is to continue to develop an active research community dedica…


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Promoting Independence for Older Persons with Disabilities

Pub. date
January 2006
Editors
Mann, W.C., Helal, A.
Volume
18
Price
US$151 / €104
ISBN print
978-1-58603-587-7
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

The papers in this book provide important content related to aging, disability and independence. …


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Enhancing Mobility in Later Life

Pub. date
October 2005
Editors
Mollenkopf, H., Marcellini, F., Ruoppila, I., Széman, Z., Tacken, M.
Volume
17
Price
US$171 / €118
ISBN print
978-1-58603-564-8
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Outdoor mobility in old age is a complex phenomenon. On the one hand, it is a basic human need and m…


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Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality

Pub. date
August 2005
Editors
Pruski, A., Knops, H.
Volume
16
Price
US$223 / €154
ISBN print
978-1-58603-543-3
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

The title of this book points towards the difficulty encountered in research and development carried…


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From Smart Homes to Smart Care

Pub. date
June 2005
Editors
Giroux, S., Pigot, H.
Volume
15
Price
US$171 / €118
ISBN print
978-1-58603-531-0
Subject
Medical Informatics, Medicine & Health, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Nowadays networks, microprocessors, memory chips, smart sensors and actuators are faster, cheaper an…


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Toward a Human-Friendly Assistive Environment

Pub. date
September 2004
Editors
Zhang, D., Mokhtari, M.
Volume
14
Price
US$171 / €118
ISBN print
978-1-58603-457-3
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Recent years have witnessed rapid advances in the enabling technologies such as wireless communic…


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Ageing and Outdoor Mobility

Pub. date
January 2004
Editors
Mollenkopf, H., Marcellini, F., Ruoppila, I., Tacken, M.
Volume
13
Price
US$144 / €99
ISBN print
978-1-58603-401-6
Subject
Ergonomics, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

With today’s spatial separation of spheres of life, mobility has become an important aspect of ens…


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Independent living for persons with disabilities and elderly people

Pub. date
September 2003
Editor
Mokhtari, M.
Volume
12
Price
US$151 / €104
ISBN print
978-1-58603-380-4
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Often, we find that our environment is not well suited for people who have lost the ability to use t…


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Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future

Pub. date
August 2003
Editors
Craddock, G.M., McCormack, L.P., Reilly, R.B., Knops, H.
Volume
11
Price
US$264 / €182
ISBN print
978-1-58603-373-6
Subject
Ergonomics, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This publication covers different themes in the field of assistive technology. The theme “New tec…


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Assistive Technology - Added Value to the Quality of Life

Pub. date
January 2001
Editors
Marincek, C., Bühler, C., Knops, H., Andrich, R.
Volume
10
Price
US$152 / €138
ISBN print
978-1-58603-195-4
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Selected scientific papers in this book provide excellent insight in the current state-of-the-act in…


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Integration of Assistive Technology in the Information Age

Pub. date
January 2001
Editor
Mokhtari, M.
Volume
9
Price
US$116 / €105
ISBN print
978-1-58603-171-8
Subject
Medical Informatics, Medicine & Health, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book intends to close the gap between high technology and accessibility for people who have los…


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On the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors: Research and Practice Concepts

Pub. date
January 2001
Editors
Wahl, H.W., Schulze, H.E.
Volume
8
Price
US$75 / €80
ISBN print
978-1-58603-152-7
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

The book is divided into seven parts: In part I (“Basic Positions”), Barbara Silverstone from th…


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Mobile Robotics in Health Care Services

Pub. date
January 2001
Editor
Katevas, N.
Volume
7
Price
US$112 / €101
ISBN print
978-1-58603-079-7
Subject
Medical Informatics, Medicine & Health, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

The book presents the conclusions of four years joint work of 12 European laboratories on mobile rob…


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Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Bühler, C., Knops, H.
Volume
6
Price
US$140 / €127
ISBN print
978-1-58603-001-8
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

In these days the field of assistive technology is influenced by a rapid development of mainstrea…


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Biomedical Aspects of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion: The State of the Art II

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Van Der Woude, L.H.V., Hopman, M.T.E., Van Kemenade, C.H.
Volume
5
Price
US$119 / €108
ISBN print
978-90-5199-442-1
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

Mobility is fundamental to health, social integration and individual well-being of the human bein…


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Improving the Quality of Life for the European Citizen. Technology for Inclusive Design and Equality

Pub. date
January 1998
Editors
Placencia Porrero, I., Ballabio, E.
Volume
4
Price
US$138 / €125
ISBN print
978-90-5199-406-3
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book covers three main themes. The first is centred on Accessibility and Design for All, includ…


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Advancement of Assistive Technology

Pub. date
January 1997
Editors
Anogianakis, G., Bühler, C., Soede, M.
Volume
3
Price
US$118 / €107
ISBN print
978-90-5199-361-5
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book is aimed at people working or interested in rehabilitation and assistive technology such a…


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Telecommunications for Older People and Disabled People in Europe

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Robinson, S., Cullen, K.
Volume
2
Price
US$84 / €76
ISBN print
978-90-5199-346-2
Subject
Computer & Communication Sciences, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology, Telecommunication

This book presents the result of the MART study, an action funded under the TIDE (Technology Initiat…


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The European Context for Assistive Technology

Pub. date
January 1995
Editors
Placencia Porrero, I., Puig De La Bellacasa, R.
Volume
1
Price
US$146 / €132
ISBN print
978-90-5199-220-5
Subject
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

This book reports on the second congress organised by TIDE (Technology Initiative for Disabled and E…


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Aims: to widely disseminate and archive assistive technology research summaries through publishing proceedings, monographs, and edited collective works.
To become the primary world-wide source of information in assistive technology research; through publishing state-of-the-science material across all continents.
Scope: assistive technology (AT) is any tool, equipment, system, or service designed to help develop, maintain or improve a person with a disability to function in all aspects of his or her life. Assistive technology helps people of all ages who may have a broad range of disabilities or limitations.
The scope of the Assistive Technology Research Book Series will accept manuscripts and proposals for a wide range of relevant topics. We are interested in assistive technology research to include, but not limited to:
- Design and development of new assistive technologies and the processes to achieve optimal design.
- Research into AT service delivery models, to include innovations and measure of quality assurance.
- Outcomes studies of devices, systems, equipment or services.
- Cross-cutting or fundamental technologies (e.g., robotics, mechatronics, software modeling, rapid prototyping) that will impact assistive technologies.
- Legislative, regulatory, or policy research with assistive technology implications.
- Studies of the usage of assistive technologies, including epidemiological and market studies.
- Educational or training methods or programs studies in assistive technology.
- Impact studies of emerging technologies, methods, policies or practices on assistive technology or people with disabilities.
- Preventative or interventional studies using assistive technology.
- Models for research or technology transfer in assistive technology.
- Cultural, economic, and societal issues in assistive technology.
- Interfaces of assistive technology across disciplines.

The series has been accepted by Scopus. Volumes from 2006 onwards are available in ebook format: www.ebooks.iospress.com.

From volume 36 onwards Assistive Technology Research (ATR) will be merged with the prestigious book series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (SHTI) to better serve the needs of the related scientific communities. In addition to assistive technology the series will cover health informatics, intelligent home technology, biomedical engineering etc., and be promoted globally. All volumes will be indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, EMCare and Book Citation Index - Science and Thomson Reuters’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index and be available in print as well as ebooks. IOS Press will offer the possibility to publish books Open Access which will further enhance the visibility of the new merged series.

Editor-in-Chief
Rory A. Cooper, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
USA
rcooper@pitt.edu

Editorial Board
Angel Gil Agudo, MD
National Hospital for Spinal Cord Injury
Spain

Geoff Bardsley, PhD
University of Dundee
United Kingdom

Robert Bingham, BME
Royal Perth Hospital
Australia

Christian Bühler, PhD
Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein
Germany
H S Chhabra, MD
India Spinal Injury Centre
India

Gerry Craddock, PhD
Central Remedial Clinic
Rep. of Ireland

Jin Dewen, PhD
Tsinghua University
China

Sten Ekman, PhD
Mälardalen University
Sweden

Martin Ferguson-Pell, PhD
University of London
United Kingdom

Shirley G. Fitzgerald, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Antal (Tony) Huba, PhD
Technical University of Budapest
Hungary

Jeffrey Jutai, PhD
University of Western Ontario
Canada

Kiyomi Matsuo, PhD
Saga University
Japan

Mounir Mokhtari
INT
France

Johan Molenbroek, PhD
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Hisaichi Ohnabe, PhD
Niigata University of Health and Welfare
Japan

Paul F. Pasquina, MD
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
USA

Marcia Scherer, PhD
State University of New York
USA

Nigel Shapcott, MS
University of Swansea
United Kingdom

Richard Simpson, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Thijs Soede
iRv Institute
The Netherlands

Ronaldo de Souza Moraes, Jr., MEng
Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Brazil

Eric Tam, PhD
Hong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Osamu Tanaka, PhD
Yokohama Rehabilitation Center
Japan

Julian Verkaaik, MS
Burwood Academy of Independent Living
New Zealand

Howard Wactlar, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University
USA

Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD
University of Heidelberg
Germany

Lloyd Walker, PhD
University of Adelaide
Australia

Jue Wang, PhD
Xi’An Jiatong University
China

Brian Woods, PhD
University of York
United Kingdom

Lucas van der Woude, PhD
Free University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Yusheng Yang, PhD
Kaohsiung Medical University
Taiwan