Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Personalisation of a virtual gaming system for children with motor impairments: performance and usability
CONCLUSION: Personalised virtual therapy shows promise as a tool for upper extremity therapy for children with motor impairment.Implications for RehabiliationIn recent years, there has been an increase in the use of assistive technologies including virtual gaming in the general area of health care and clinical practice.Virtual gaming provides an interactive, real-time experiences that are flexible and ecologically valid ways to improve specific cognitive and motor abilities.Personalisation of virtual games entails dynamic adaptation of the parameters in real time according to the user's functional level).The results have d...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarit Tresser Tsvi Kuflik Irina Levin Patrice L Weiss Source Type: research

Attitudes towards a sensor-feedback technology in gait rehabilitation of patients after stroke
CONCLUSION: In a sub sample of stroke patients the ability to receive real-time feedback during practice about walking performance at home was viewed positively. Six participants did not or hardly used the sensor-feedback technology, even though they were positive about potential benefits. This implies that mHealth is not eligible for all individuals. To improve adherence various considerations were derived from this study, that may further optimise the frequency and personalise the use of the technology.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONThe frequency of use of a sensor-feedback technology in gait rehabilitation varied a lot ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marianne Nieboer Li-Juan Jie Lydia Willemse Sebastiaan Peek Susy Braun Eveline Wouters Source Type: research

Attitudes towards a sensor-feedback technology in gait rehabilitation of patients after stroke
CONCLUSION: In a sub sample of stroke patients the ability to receive real-time feedback during practice about walking performance at home was viewed positively. Six participants did not or hardly used the sensor-feedback technology, even though they were positive about potential benefits. This implies that mHealth is not eligible for all individuals. To improve adherence various considerations were derived from this study, that may further optimise the frequency and personalise the use of the technology.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONThe frequency of use of a sensor-feedback technology in gait rehabilitation varied a lot ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Marianne Nieboer Li-Juan Jie Lydia Willemse Sebastiaan Peek Susy Braun Eveline Wouters Source Type: research

Bridge or barrier: technology, well-being, and blindness
CONCLUSIONS: Recommendations for practice include providing training to legally blind adults in screen reader use and braille use to support well-being via competence and autonomy. Training is also recommended for this population in the use of social media, email, and video calls to promote well-being through opportunities for relatedness. Further research is recommended to explore instructional methods that are not only efficient, but also meaningful for older adults in the position of losing their vision.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONProviding access to braille instruction and braille assistive technology equipment can ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 13, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Belinda Rudinger Source Type: research

Bridge or barrier: technology, well-being, and blindness
CONCLUSIONS: Recommendations for practice include providing training to legally blind adults in screen reader use and braille use to support well-being via competence and autonomy. Training is also recommended for this population in the use of social media, email, and video calls to promote well-being through opportunities for relatedness. Further research is recommended to explore instructional methods that are not only efficient, but also meaningful for older adults in the position of losing their vision.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONProviding access to braille instruction and braille assistive technology equipment can ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 13, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Belinda Rudinger Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

What fits me? Procurement of adapted tricycle for activity and participation
CONCLUSIONS: Large variations in personal characteristics and needs indicate that individually tailored assessments are necessary to find the most appropriate tricycle.Implications for rehabilitationLarge variations of characteristics and needs among people with disabilities and tricycle types indicate individual-level analyses are necessary to find the most appropriate one.A large selection of tricycles and support from an experienced professional when testing are success factors for finding the most appropriate tricycle.PMID:34196264 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1931967 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - July 1, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Berit Gjessing Reidun Birgitta Jahnsen Source Type: research

Occupational therapists' evaluation of the perceived usability and utility of wearable soft robotic exoskeleton gloves for hand function rehabilitation following a stroke
CONCLUSIONS: Engagement in a continuous improvement process is essential to maximise the perceived usability and utility of soft robotic gloves, particularly of the ExoGlove, through their final development phase before pilot testing their effects and effectiveness for post-stroke hand rehabilitation.Implications for rehabilitationAll occupational therapists anticipate that a soft robotic glove such as the ExoGlove will allow them to increase treatment intensity and best aligns with principles of neuroplasticity.The clinical judgement and guidance of OTs, developed through practice, experience, and knowledge, remain essent...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 30, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Camille E Proulx Johanne Higgins Dany H Gagnon Source Type: research

Occupational therapists' evaluation of the perceived usability and utility of wearable soft robotic exoskeleton gloves for hand function rehabilitation following a stroke
CONCLUSIONS: Engagement in a continuous improvement process is essential to maximise the perceived usability and utility of soft robotic gloves, particularly of the ExoGlove, through their final development phase before pilot testing their effects and effectiveness for post-stroke hand rehabilitation.Implications for rehabilitationAll occupational therapists anticipate that a soft robotic glove such as the ExoGlove will allow them to increase treatment intensity and best aligns with principles of neuroplasticity.The clinical judgement and guidance of OTs, developed through practice, experience, and knowledge, remain essent...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 30, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Camille E Proulx Johanne Higgins Dany H Gagnon Source Type: research

The State of Web Accessibility for tourists with disabilities: a comparative study between different tourism supply agents
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the central role of the Internet for people with and without disabilities, this study highlights barriers that should be eliminated to facilitate the travel decision-making process, especially for PwD. Consequently, it can contribute to a greater number of people being able to participate in tourism activities, improving their well-being and rehabilitation.Implications for rehabilitationThe participation in tourism activities contributes to improve health, quality-of-life and well-being of all people.For people with disabilities (PwD) to be able to travel, without constraints, access to online informati...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Celeste Eus ébio Leonor Teixeira Pedro Teixeira Maria Jo ão Caneiro Diana Lemos Andr é Silveiro Source Type: research

Literature review on assistive devices available for quadriplegic people: Indian context
CONCLUSION: The abandonment rate of SHD currently available in the literature is very high. The major requirement of the people was independence and improved quality of life. The situation in India is very bad as compared to the developed countries. The people with spinal cord injury in India are uneducated and very poor, with an average income of 3000 ₹ (41$). They require SHDs and training specially designed for them, keeping their needs in mind.Implications for rehabilitationPeople with quadriplegia are totally dependent on caregivers. Assistive devices not only help these people to do day-to-day tasks but also provid...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Mohd Rizwan Jafar D S Nagesh Source Type: research

'Community members aren't aware that assistance animals come in all shapes and sizes, and help people with all kinds of disabilities' - Experiences of using assistance animals within community living in Australia
CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first in Australia to undertake a large-scale survey of assistance animal users with a range of disability types. It highlights the benefits and challenges of assistance animals, which could be useful to consider when determining the most appropriate support for an individual.Implications for RehabilitationThere are a range of possible benefits, but also challenges, in the use of assistance animals that should be considered when a person with disability or health conditions, or people advising them, are determining if an animal is the most appropriate support.Assistance animals can provide mu...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Man Chi Coco Tsang Em Bould Aislinn Lalor Libby Callaway Source Type: research

The State of Web Accessibility for tourists with disabilities: a comparative study between different tourism supply agents
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the central role of the Internet for people with and without disabilities, this study highlights barriers that should be eliminated to facilitate the travel decision-making process, especially for PwD. Consequently, it can contribute to a greater number of people being able to participate in tourism activities, improving their well-being and rehabilitation.Implications for rehabilitationThe participation in tourism activities contributes to improve health, quality-of-life and well-being of all people.For people with disabilities (PwD) to be able to travel, without constraints, access to online informati...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Celeste Eus ébio Leonor Teixeira Pedro Teixeira Maria Jo ão Caneiro Diana Lemos Andr é Silveiro Source Type: research

Literature review on assistive devices available for quadriplegic people: Indian context
CONCLUSION: The abandonment rate of SHD currently available in the literature is very high. The major requirement of the people was independence and improved quality of life. The situation in India is very bad as compared to the developed countries. The people with spinal cord injury in India are uneducated and very poor, with an average income of 3000 ₹ (41$). They require SHDs and training specially designed for them, keeping their needs in mind.Implications for rehabilitationPeople with quadriplegia are totally dependent on caregivers. Assistive devices not only help these people to do day-to-day tasks but also provid...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Mohd Rizwan Jafar D S Nagesh Source Type: research

'Community members aren't aware that assistance animals come in all shapes and sizes, and help people with all kinds of disabilities' - Experiences of using assistance animals within community living in Australia
CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first in Australia to undertake a large-scale survey of assistance animal users with a range of disability types. It highlights the benefits and challenges of assistance animals, which could be useful to consider when determining the most appropriate support for an individual.Implications for RehabilitationThere are a range of possible benefits, but also challenges, in the use of assistance animals that should be considered when a person with disability or health conditions, or people advising them, are determining if an animal is the most appropriate support.Assistance animals can provide mu...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Man Chi Coco Tsang Em Bould Aislinn Lalor Libby Callaway Source Type: research

The State of Web Accessibility for tourists with disabilities: a comparative study between different tourism supply agents
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the central role of the Internet for people with and without disabilities, this study highlights barriers that should be eliminated to facilitate the travel decision-making process, especially for PwD. Consequently, it can contribute to a greater number of people being able to participate in tourism activities, improving their well-being and rehabilitation.Implications for rehabilitationThe participation in tourism activities contributes to improve health, quality-of-life and well-being of all people.For people with disabilities (PwD) to be able to travel, without constraints, access to online informati...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Celeste Eus ébio Leonor Teixeira Pedro Teixeira Maria Jo ão Caneiro Diana Lemos Andr é Silveiro Source Type: research

Literature review on assistive devices available for quadriplegic people: Indian context
CONCLUSION: The abandonment rate of SHD currently available in the literature is very high. The major requirement of the people was independence and improved quality of life. The situation in India is very bad as compared to the developed countries. The people with spinal cord injury in India are uneducated and very poor, with an average income of 3000 ₹ (41$). They require SHDs and training specially designed for them, keeping their needs in mind.Implications for rehabilitationPeople with quadriplegia are totally dependent on caregivers. Assistive devices not only help these people to do day-to-day tasks but also provid...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Mohd Rizwan Jafar D S Nagesh Source Type: research

'Community members aren't aware that assistance animals come in all shapes and sizes, and help people with all kinds of disabilities' - Experiences of using assistance animals within community living in Australia
CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first in Australia to undertake a large-scale survey of assistance animal users with a range of disability types. It highlights the benefits and challenges of assistance animals, which could be useful to consider when determining the most appropriate support for an individual.Implications for RehabilitationThere are a range of possible benefits, but also challenges, in the use of assistance animals that should be considered when a person with disability or health conditions, or people advising them, are determining if an animal is the most appropriate support.Assistance animals can provide mu...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 28, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Man Chi Coco Tsang Em Bould Aislinn Lalor Libby Callaway Source Type: research

Video analysis of safety and reproducibility issues with the timed up-and-go test applied to patients with Parkinson's disease
CONCLUSIONS: When applied to patients with PD, the TUG test requires modifications for safety and more accurate step counting to improve reproducibility.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONThe presence of a sense of security with the attendant or the robot is related to walking speed.The TUG test must be reproducible in patients with PD, regardless of whether there is a rhythm or an attendant, and must be able to count the steps in a shuffling gait.The TUG test must consider safety in patients with PD, because it is easier to fall after a turn and when sitting on a chair, and it is instructed to be in hurry walk.After making a ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 25, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chieko Fujii Narishige Wakizaka Yuuhei Araki Kouiti Tashiro Masahide Endou Source Type: research

Video analysis of safety and reproducibility issues with the timed up-and-go test applied to patients with Parkinson's disease
CONCLUSIONS: When applied to patients with PD, the TUG test requires modifications for safety and more accurate step counting to improve reproducibility.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONThe presence of a sense of security with the attendant or the robot is related to walking speed.The TUG test must be reproducible in patients with PD, regardless of whether there is a rhythm or an attendant, and must be able to count the steps in a shuffling gait.The TUG test must consider safety in patients with PD, because it is easier to fall after a turn and when sitting on a chair, and it is instructed to be in hurry walk.After making a ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 25, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chieko Fujii Narishige Wakizaka Yuuhei Araki Kouiti Tashiro Masahide Endou Source Type: research

Shared autonomy in assistive mobile robots: a review
CONCLUSION: It was found that most prior studies have focussed on basic functionalities, thus paving the way for research to now focus on the higher levels of the ladder taxonomy. It was concluded that further research in the domain must focus on ensuring safety in mobility and adaptability to varying environments.Implications for rehabilitationShared autonomy in assistive mobile robots plays a vital role in effectively adapting to ensure safety while also considering the user comfort.User's immediate desires should be considered in decision making to ensure that the users are in control of the assistive robots.The current...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sumukha Udupa Vineet R Kamat Carol C Menassa Source Type: research

Shared autonomy in assistive mobile robots: a review
CONCLUSION: It was found that most prior studies have focussed on basic functionalities, thus paving the way for research to now focus on the higher levels of the ladder taxonomy. It was concluded that further research in the domain must focus on ensuring safety in mobility and adaptability to varying environments.Implications for rehabilitationShared autonomy in assistive mobile robots plays a vital role in effectively adapting to ensure safety while also considering the user comfort.User's immediate desires should be considered in decision making to ensure that the users are in control of the assistive robots.The current...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sumukha Udupa Vineet R Kamat Carol C Menassa Source Type: research

Shared autonomy in assistive mobile robots: a review
CONCLUSION: It was found that most prior studies have focussed on basic functionalities, thus paving the way for research to now focus on the higher levels of the ladder taxonomy. It was concluded that further research in the domain must focus on ensuring safety in mobility and adaptability to varying environments.Implications for rehabilitationShared autonomy in assistive mobile robots plays a vital role in effectively adapting to ensure safety while also considering the user comfort.User's immediate desires should be considered in decision making to ensure that the users are in control of the assistive robots.The current...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sumukha Udupa Vineet R Kamat Carol C Menassa Source Type: research

Shared autonomy in assistive mobile robots: a review
CONCLUSION: It was found that most prior studies have focussed on basic functionalities, thus paving the way for research to now focus on the higher levels of the ladder taxonomy. It was concluded that further research in the domain must focus on ensuring safety in mobility and adaptability to varying environments.Implications for rehabilitationShared autonomy in assistive mobile robots plays a vital role in effectively adapting to ensure safety while also considering the user comfort.User's immediate desires should be considered in decision making to ensure that the users are in control of the assistive robots.The current...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sumukha Udupa Vineet R Kamat Carol C Menassa Source Type: research

Shared autonomy in assistive mobile robots: a review
CONCLUSION: It was found that most prior studies have focussed on basic functionalities, thus paving the way for research to now focus on the higher levels of the ladder taxonomy. It was concluded that further research in the domain must focus on ensuring safety in mobility and adaptability to varying environments.Implications for rehabilitationShared autonomy in assistive mobile robots plays a vital role in effectively adapting to ensure safety while also considering the user comfort.User's immediate desires should be considered in decision making to ensure that the users are in control of the assistive robots.The current...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sumukha Udupa Vineet R Kamat Carol C Menassa Source Type: research

Shared autonomy in assistive mobile robots: a review
CONCLUSION: It was found that most prior studies have focussed on basic functionalities, thus paving the way for research to now focus on the higher levels of the ladder taxonomy. It was concluded that further research in the domain must focus on ensuring safety in mobility and adaptability to varying environments.Implications for rehabilitationShared autonomy in assistive mobile robots plays a vital role in effectively adapting to ensure safety while also considering the user comfort.User's immediate desires should be considered in decision making to ensure that the users are in control of the assistive robots.The current...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sumukha Udupa Vineet R Kamat Carol C Menassa Source Type: research

Shared autonomy in assistive mobile robots: a review
CONCLUSION: It was found that most prior studies have focussed on basic functionalities, thus paving the way for research to now focus on the higher levels of the ladder taxonomy. It was concluded that further research in the domain must focus on ensuring safety in mobility and adaptability to varying environments.Implications for rehabilitationShared autonomy in assistive mobile robots plays a vital role in effectively adapting to ensure safety while also considering the user comfort.User's immediate desires should be considered in decision making to ensure that the users are in control of the assistive robots.The current...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 16, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sumukha Udupa Vineet R Kamat Carol C Menassa Source Type: research

Implementation of welfare technology: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators
CONCLUSIONS: This knowledge generates deepened insights and structures to guide and evaluate the implementation processes of welfare technologies and engenders an understanding of the complexities of implementation.Implications for rehabilitationWhen planning for the implementation of welfare technology for older people and persons with disabilities, it is important to consider capacity, attitudes and values, health, expectations, participation, and identity and lifestyle.Using the result from the study facilitates deepened insights and structures for evaluation of implementation processes of welfare technologies and bring...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Viktoria Zander Christine Gustafsson Sara Landerdahl Stridsberg Johan Borg Source Type: research

Implementation of welfare technology: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators
CONCLUSIONS: This knowledge generates deepened insights and structures to guide and evaluate the implementation processes of welfare technologies and engenders an understanding of the complexities of implementation.Implications for rehabilitationWhen planning for the implementation of welfare technology for older people and persons with disabilities, it is important to consider capacity, attitudes and values, health, expectations, participation, and identity and lifestyle.Using the result from the study facilitates deepened insights and structures for evaluation of implementation processes of welfare technologies and bring...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 15, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Viktoria Zander Christine Gustafsson Sara Landerdahl Stridsberg Johan Borg Source Type: research

Electromyography-controlled gamified exercise system for the distal upper extremity: a usability assessment in subacute post-stroke patients
CONCLUSIONS: The novel electromyography-controlled gamified exercise system may have sufficient usability and enjoyability to motivate patients with a wide range of paretic levels to perform repetitive finger and wrist movements.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONThe electromyography-controlled gamified exercise system had overall positive perspectives on the usability of the system.This exercise system could help motivate patients with a wide range of paretic levels to perform repetitive finger and wrist movements.PMID:34102940 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1936663 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kazuki Ito Shintaro Uehara Akiko Yuasa Chang Man Kim Shin Kitamura Kazuki Ushizawa Shigeo Tanabe Yohei Otaka Source Type: research

A nation-wide survey exploring the views of current and future use of functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury
CONCLUSIONS: Users' views were important in identifying that FES application can be beneficial for people with spinal cord injury but also has some resourceful barriers. In order to increase use, future research should focus on reducing the cost of FES clinical service and also address implementation of awareness and training programmes within spinal units and community rehabilitation settings.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONUsers of functional electrical stimulation think that it is beneficial for improving physical and psychosocial limitations after spinal cord injuryBarriers to FES use include a lack of staff time and tr...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lisa Tedesco Triccas Maggie Donovan-Hall Bridget Dibb Jane Helena Burridge Source Type: research

Electromyography-controlled gamified exercise system for the distal upper extremity: a usability assessment in subacute post-stroke patients
CONCLUSIONS: The novel electromyography-controlled gamified exercise system may have sufficient usability and enjoyability to motivate patients with a wide range of paretic levels to perform repetitive finger and wrist movements.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONThe electromyography-controlled gamified exercise system had overall positive perspectives on the usability of the system.This exercise system could help motivate patients with a wide range of paretic levels to perform repetitive finger and wrist movements.PMID:34102940 | DOI:10.1080/17483107.2021.1936663 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kazuki Ito Shintaro Uehara Akiko Yuasa Chang Man Kim Shin Kitamura Kazuki Ushizawa Shigeo Tanabe Yohei Otaka Source Type: research

A nation-wide survey exploring the views of current and future use of functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury
CONCLUSIONS: Users' views were important in identifying that FES application can be beneficial for people with spinal cord injury but also has some resourceful barriers. In order to increase use, future research should focus on reducing the cost of FES clinical service and also address implementation of awareness and training programmes within spinal units and community rehabilitation settings.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONUsers of functional electrical stimulation think that it is beneficial for improving physical and psychosocial limitations after spinal cord injuryBarriers to FES use include a lack of staff time and tr...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - June 9, 2021 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lisa Tedesco Triccas Maggie Donovan-Hall Bridget Dibb Jane Helena Burridge Source Type: research