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    Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Engineering-a case study


    Flynn, Susan and Ward, Tomas E. and Flynn, Gareth (1999) Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Engineering-a case study. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 29 (1). pp. 93-98.

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    Abstract

    This is a case study of the occupational therapy rehabilitation process of a teenage girl who presented in 1997 with a rare neurological condition diagnosed as rapid onset Dystonia Parkinsonism. She was helped to obtain some of the occupational performances of her choice by assistive technology devices tailored to her needs by the rehabilitation engineering department, and in this paper we wish to point out how collaboration between our departments can be of benefit to patients, and how essential microelectronic technology is in the occupational therapy environment.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Assistive Technology; Dystonia; Collaboration;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 1365
    Depositing User: Dr Tomas Ward
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2009 11:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy
    Publisher: Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
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