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AT

Rehabilitation

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Why build? may be easier, less expensive, custom for one person
Why not build? More complicated, harder to do, more costly in the long run, no warrantee
How does corrugated cardboard work? How can it be strengthened? If you go with the bend it is weaker, good to make corners, add more pieces to make stronger, stronger when held vertically.
Tools? Dowel nails, glue, credit card
What can a towel rolled up be? Using tape roll it up and keep secure can be used for positioning.
What is AT? devices used to compensate or any function that is missing.
Rehabilitation technology? the systematic application of technologies to meet the needs of and address barriers.
Goals of AT performance of the task/activity/occupation intended. Useable by the person intended
Properties of AT Ease, cost, looks.
Psychosocial Impact Assistive Devices Scale (PIADS) (CAS)Competence- independence, performance, productivity. Adaptability- how the device facilitates performance of activities. Self-esteem- how the device impacts confidence esteem. well-being
Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology (QUEST) satisfaction with devices and related services
Human Activity Assistive Technology Model Human, Activity, Asistive tech work within a context
Human = AARM PT abilities, affect, roles, motivation, progression, technology experience
Activity Why is the activity preformed? how? when?with others?
OT KISS no tech solution--- low tech solution--- high tech solution
Preferred sequence of determining intervention with AT improve the persons ability, change or eliminate the task, use a mass market product, use a specialty device, fabricate a new device .
Evaluate a device... does it do what the person wants/needs? How will it be controlled?
Switch activation should be... reliability/endurance, repeatability, consistency, easy, speed
Preferred order of switch site location? Hands, Head, Arms, Feet, other (HHAF)
Momentary Control? as long as the switch is activated the operation continues. When the switch is disengaged the action stops
Latched? similar to a light switch when you flip the switch it stays on until you hit it again which turns it off.
Direct and indirect? how do you decide? Primarily based on physical ability to activate switches hut is also dependent on cognitive function
Scanning Item by item, row colum scanning.
Micro switch/leaf switch small movements to activate
Dual switch two sides, can be used for two different things
Where will the person be using the switch? positions for use, stability, move-ability, transport ability. --- the environment its in, position of the user
How will the person get information into the computer? typing, muse, usb, etc.
How will the user get information out of it? access the internet. going into email
How will they type? head pointer, typing aid, mouth stick, eye writer, eyegaze
Magic wand metal kets, works by metal to metal contact.
who can use an expanded keyboard ataic movement, cp, tremors
mini keyboard poor ROM, great fine motor
Track ball similar to ball on bottom of mouse.
Puff control has 4 controls. hard/soft puff, hard/soft sip
Computers in the workplace will the client use only one computer, does the adaption need to be system wide. Do other people use the clients computer.
ECU- envrionmental control units manipulate and interact with the environment by alternately accessing one or more electrical devices via switches. maximize functional ability and independence.
Tech for vision impairments auditory devices, talking books, cane/guide dogs, audio description, speech output, CCTV- projector, braille display/printer
Tech or hearing impairments hearing aid, cochlear implant, open/closed caption, ASL, real time captioning.
RESNA (Rehabilitation, engineering and assistive technology society of north america interdisciplinary association for the advancment og rehab and assisitve technology
Created by: crystalfmulligan
 

 



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