This chapter presents various interfacing techniques for individuals with severe motor impairments. These interface techniques cover a wide range, from fast techniques which can be used by moderately impaired individuals to more powerful but slower techniques which can be used by even extremely motor impaired persons. These control interfaces can in turn be used to accomplish a wide range of functions for the disabled individuals depending upon their specific needs. These interfacing approaches and transducers can be used to control electronic aids for manipulation, mobility, environmental control, communication, and access to computers and information processing systems. The discussion begins with diseases and injuries that lead to motor impairments, as well as the characteristics and constraints of these impairments. The various interfacing approaches and specific transducers are then developed from this background.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Electron Devices for Rehabil|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons (Med Instrum and Clin Eng Ser)|
|Number of pages||41|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
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