This book provides the details of mobility and manipulative technologies. It provides an insight into current research trends and also discusses technologies that are under development. Each chapter covers one specific technology, and starts with a general introduction of the technology, followed with the technical details and an assessment from the user viewpoint, including the user benefits, user suitability, cost, reliability, and required infrastructure. Each chapter also provides illustrations or photographs of the devices, targeted for lay and clinical audiences. It also identifies any shortcomings, current research related to the technology, and possible development opportunities.
Introduction. An Overview of Devices for Mobility and Manipulation. Wheelchairs. Walkers. Hand Prosthesis. Leg Prosthesis. Assistive Communication Devices (Human Computer Interface). Alternate Assistive Technologies.