Accession Number:

ADA303495

Title:

National Rehabilitation Hospital Assistive Technology Research Center

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 1994-29 Sep 1995

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The Assistive Technology Research Center was established by the National Rehabilitation Hospital to facilitate transfer of technologies from aerospace and defense arenas to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. The Centers work has evolved in two general areas a Assistive Technology Transfer and b Cognitive Studies. In year 1, the Center expanded its infrastructure to accommodate future research and carried out research projects as proposed. For the Assistive Technology section, complimentary work was conducted in areas of evaluation and innovative design, including further development and testing of exoskeletal systems made from lightweight, composite materials and the exploration of alternative manufacturing procedures. Preliminary work was conducted on the preliminary development of a portable evaluation system for use in telemedicine rehabilitation applications. Finally, preliminary analysis and review of the literature resulted in development of two research projects that will examine the efficacy of using virtual reality for assessment and educational purposes within the rehabilitation environment, including 1 Assessment of Unilateral Spatial Neglect in a Virtual Reality Environment and 2 Virtual Reality as a Tool for Family Education in Visuo-Spatial Neglect. In the Cognitive Studies Section, a number of preliminary, single-subject design studies were completed that allowed for evaluation of hypotheses and methodologies related to the application of the ANAM treatment of mild head injury patients,

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE