Perspectives in Rehabilitation Ergonomics

Perspectives in Rehabilitation Ergonomics

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An increasing segment of the population is being reported to have some disability. Adding to this changing demography of the modern world is an almost explosive growth of ageing populations. These functionally impaired people navigate their way in a world which has specifically designed values obtained from a 35-year old male, which has a number of social consequences.; The international contributors to this volume address a range of subject areas with accompanying functional impairments and provide some proven and possible solutions. Regardless of origin of the impairment, rehabilitation endeavours to restore the function to normal or as close to normal as can be expected. On the other hand, ergonomics enhances the functional capacity of people by optimizing the fit between the person and the object process. Therefore, a blend of these two disciplines will allow the development of strategies to enhance and optimize the functional ability of subnormal groups.; This text covers: ageing; visual impairment; chronic heart disease; musculoskeletal disorders; vocational rehabilitation; mobility; and clothing for the disabled.
In addition it covers the areas of gait, slip, trips and falls, anthropometry and assistive technology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 170.7 x 243.8 x 21.6mm | 721.22g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748406735
  • 9780748406739

Table of contents

Ageing, disability and ergonomics; disabilities associated with ageing in the workplace and their solutions; visual impairment - ergonomic considerations in blind and low vision rehabilitation; effects of exercise on physical and psychologicalpreparedness of chronic heart disease patients for work - a review; integrating ergonomics in the management of occupational musculoskeletal pain and disability; ergonomics in vocational rehabilitation; gait analysis - a rehabilitative interdiscipline;slips, trips and falls - implication for rehabilitation ergonomics; mobility of the disabled - manual wheelchair propulsion; wheelchair ergonomics; assistive technology; anthropometry for the needs of the disabled; anthropometry of people with disability;a new approach to clothing for the disabled user.
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