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Principles behind Assistive Technologies (Within Engineering Design Context)

A.  Definition and Characterization of Assistive Technologies

B.  Key Societal Issues that Impact on the Provision of Assistive Technologies

C.  Models of AT, Functional Needs, & Human Performance

D. Examples of Engineering-Oriented Biomechanical AT Analysis for Rehab

Review of Biomechanical Problem-Solving Approaches

Analysis of using a reacher

Standing with a prostheses or walker

Principles of contact pressure distribution in seating/positioning

 

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