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  1. Australian occupational therapists' knowledge of the purpose, scope, and funding of assistance dogs

    Contributor(s):: Iong, K. K., Bould, E., Lalor, A., Callaway, L.

  2. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  3. Expounding the rehabilitation service for acquired visual impairment contingent on assistive technology acceptance

    Contributor(s):: Kan, C. R., Wang, C. Y.

    Purpose: Globally, approximately 285 million people have visual impairments, with over 39 million people having full blindness. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, assistive devices such as service dogs, braille reading devices, and white canes have aided those with visual impairments. From...

  4. Effects of a trained mobility assistance dog on upper extremity muscular effort during wheelchair propulsion on tiled and carpeted floors in individuals with a spinal cord injury

    Contributor(s):: Martin-Lemoyne, V., Vincent, C., Boutros, G. E. H., Routhier, F., Gagnon, D. H.

  5. Accessibility of Assistive Technologies as a Factor in the Successful Realization of the Labor Potential of Persons with Disabilities: Russia’s Experience

    Contributor(s):: Aleksandrova, Olga, Nenakhova, Yulia

  6. Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog

    Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.

  7. Beyond the Benefits of Assistance Dogs: Exploring Challenges Experienced by First-Time Handlers

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    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Bendrups, D., Howell, T., Bennett, P.

  8. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Fausak, E. D.

  9. Visually Impaired People in Iran: Cultural and Environmental Effects on Orientation and Mobility Services

    | Contributor(s):: Taheri-Araghi, M.

  10. Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide

    | Contributor(s):: Lambert, Robert M.

  11. Musings of Someone in the Disability Support Services Field for Almost 40 Years

    | Contributor(s):: Goodin, Sam

  12. Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.

  13. Use of and disparities in access to adaptive devices among U.S. adults with age-related eye diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Gibson, D. M.

  14. Quality of Life of Service Dog Partners

    | Contributor(s):: Robert Wesley Milan

    Medical advances are constantly increasing survival rates of individuals experiencing traumatic accidents and infants born with disabilities. Medical advances have also significantly increased the life expectancy of individuals living with disabilities as well as the general population. Along...

  15. Investigation of the Effects of Service Dogs on Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Marie Reinsfelder

    With modern medicine and advances in technology, people are living longer and expecting a higher quality of life. Individuals may not be receiving the ideal assistive devices because they are not sure where to obtain the proper equipment, or what is available. An increased flow of informational...

  16. The Impact of Service Dogs on Engagement in Occupation among Females with Mobility Impairments: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ellen Herlache-Pretzer, Melissa Y. Winkle, Rachel Csatari, Alyssa Kolanowski, Amy Londry, Rachel Dawson

    It is becoming more common for people with disabilities to procure service dogs as a form of assistive technology (AT). However, there is little qualitative research examining the impact of service dogs on engagement in valued daily activities (occupations) among persons with mobility...

  17. To What Extent Can the Use of a Mobility Assistance Dog Reduce Upper Limb Efforts When Manual Wheelchair Users Ascend a Ramp?

    | Contributor(s):: Martin-Lemoyne, Valérie, Gagnon, Dany H., Routhier, François, Poissant, Lise, Tousignant, Michel, Corriveau, Hélène, Vincent, Claude

  18. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Sharkey, A., Sharkey, N.

  19. Care robots for the supermarket shelf: a product gap in assistive technologies

    | Contributor(s):: Blackman, T. I. M.

  20. Assistive Technology and Dolphin Therapy: A Wonderful Combination

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Eli, Thomasson, Gretchen