Trends in rehabilitation robotics.
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Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Alicante, Spain, email@example.com.
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Name: Medical & biological engineering & computing
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21959593
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-011-0836-x
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems with the characteristics of altered functional ability and altered life-style. (American Nurses Association & Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Standards of Rehabilitation Nursing Practice, 1986, p.2)
The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.
Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort, geographic area, population subgroup, etc. to estimate trends in larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Facilities which provide programs for rehabilitating the mentally or physically disabled individuals.