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Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology by Don A. Olson, Frank DeRuyter

By Don A. Olson, Frank DeRuyter

This helpful source is designed to provide healthcare pros particular information regarding the various sector of assistive expertise. It covers the range of know-how to be had and explains the variations of the expertise, in addition to how varied units interact. the 1st part presents the basics of assistive know-how, discussing concerns akin to lifestyles span issues, environmental context, and investment and public coverage. the following part delves into subject matters particularly proper for sufferer care, together with computing device entry and substitute communique. Sections on manipulation, ambulation, and locomotion applied sciences are mentioned subsequent, focusing on units that help with higher and decrease physique functionality. this article ends with a dialogue of applied sciences for environments within the actual global.

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9 million in 1990. 3 million in 2010 as the baby boomer generation enters old age. Although this age group accounted for less than 10% of the population in 1970, nearly 1 in every 4 Americans will be aged 65 or over by the year 2020. Added to this broad and expanding market is the legal mandate for accessibility. Two landmark federal laws now require that most new construction must be built to accommodate diverse user needs. The two laws—the Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—make it illegal to design or construct multifamily housing and most commercial properties that do not meet minimum standards of accessibility.

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