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The University of Alberta is home to North America’s only free-standing Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. We are a world class post-secondary institution and provide academic leadership and training in rehabilitation science, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology, balancing our activities among learning, discovery and citizenship (including clinical practice). A research leader in musculoskeletal health, spinal cord injuries, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, chronic pain management, seniors health, and the application of information and communication technologies to support community care; we are the destination of choice for rehabilitation professionals, researchers, students and scientists.
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  1. Framework For An ‘Open Laboratory’ Sandbox [Download]

    Title: Framework For An ‘Open Laboratory’ Sandbox
    Creator: Grange, S.
    Description: Ensuring International Collaboration with Data Protection
    Subjects: Matlab, Data Management, LabView, International Collaboration
    Date Created: 2012/07/30
  2. Using Lego Robots to Estimate Cognitive Ability in Children who have Severe Disabilities [Download]

    Title: Using Lego Robots to Estimate Cognitive Ability in Children who have Severe Disabilities
    Creator: Cook, A.M.
    Description: Children with severe disabilities can control a Lego robot to perform un-structured play tasks. Success with the robot could be a proxy measure for children who have cognitive abilities but cannot demonstrate them in standard testing. Project results are presented and their utility as a proxy measure is explored.
    Subjects: Lego robots, cognitive ability, children, disability, play
  3. Occupational Therapy

    Title: Occupational Therapy
    Creator: ERA Administrator
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  4. Cultural issues in implementing an integrated augmentative communication and manipulation assistive technology for academic activities [Download]

    Title: Cultural issues in implementing an integrated augmentative communication and manipulation assistive technology for academic activities
    Creator: Pedro Encarnação
    Subjects: Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation, Robotics
  5. School-Based use of a Robotic Arm System by Children with Disabilities [Download]

    Title: School-Based use of a Robotic Arm System by Children with Disabilities
    Creator: ALBERT M. COOK
    Subjects: Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, Robotics
  6. Robot-enhanced Phonological Awareness Intervention for a Child with Cerebral Palsy [Download]

    Title: Robot-enhanced Phonological Awareness Intervention for a Child with Cerebral Palsy
    Creator: ALBERT M. COOK
    Subjects: Rehabilitation, Robotics, Assistive Technology
  7. The Role of Assisted Manipulation in Cognitive Development [Download]

    Title: The Role of Assisted Manipulation in Cognitive Development
    Creator: Cook, Albert M.
    Description: Objective: Motor experience plays a central role in cognitive development. Assistive technologies can thus provide augmentative manipulation for children with motor disabilities. This paper explores the use of robots to this end. Method: A revision of studies conducted with typically developing children and children with disabilities regarding the use of robots is presented. This revision provides a description of the cognitive skills required and revealed by the child when using a robot. Opportunities for participation and exploration were identified and further research is discussed. Results: Robots provide insight into the cognitive skills of children with motor disabilities. Robots also provide means for independent exploration and participation in learning and play activities. Integration of augmentative manipulation and communication increases interest and participation of children with disabilities. Conclusion: Children with disabilities can use augmentative manipulation systems to independently explore and interact with their environment. Children can use robots as tools providing them with opportunities to reveal and further develop their cognitive skills. Alternative access methods can increase access for children with severe motor disabilities.
    Subjects: motor disabilities, cognitive development, augmentative communication, assistive technology, robotics
    Date Created: 2012/02/01
  8. From Infancy to Early Childhood: The Role of Augmentative Manipulation Robotic Tools in Cognitive and Social Development for Children with Motor Disabilities [Download]

    Title: From Infancy to Early Childhood: The Role of Augmentative Manipulation Robotic Tools in Cognitive and Social Development for Children with Motor Disabilities
    Creator: L. Alvarez
    Subjects: Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation, Robotics
  9. A Training Protocol for Controlling Lego Robots via Speech Generating Devices [Download]

    Title: A Training Protocol for Controlling Lego Robots via Speech Generating Devices
    Creator: Kim Adams
    Subjects: Rehabilitation, Robotics, Assistive Technology
  10. The Effect of Robotic Intervention on the Imitation Skills of a Child with Autism [Download]

    Title: The Effect of Robotic Intervention on the Imitation Skills of a Child with Autism
    Creator: Tracey Dryden
    Subjects: Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, Robotics