rehabilitation engineering

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rehabilitation engineering

[‚rē·ə‚bil·ə′tā·shən ‚en·jə‚nir·iŋ]
(engineering)
The use of technology to make disabled persons as independent as possible by providing assistive devices to compensate for disability.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Christopher, 23, from Anfield, a rehabilitation engineer technician for Liverpool wheelchair service, returned to the UK last week after leading Britain to a gold medal win for boxing against a competitor from the host nation.
During his career with PB, Barsoom has held several positions including senior principal technical specialist, technical manager and national pipeline rehabilitation engineer. He assists several offices in the U.S.
Mark Webber, a rehabilitation engineer for Coventry wheel chair service, said he has been watching as much of the series as possible.
We work within a wide range of areas from low to high tech, for example, we were approached by a physiotherapist rehabilitation engineer from the south Birmingham PCT who had developed a mechanism to lift a wheelchair into a car.
Prof Garth, a rehabilitation engineer at the university's Institute for Ageing and Health, said: "As with many professions in the NHS, there is a shortage of physiotherapists who are very highly-skilled and expensive to employ.
Using local resources in providing assistive technology or: what to do until the rehabilitation engineer arrives.
To increase self-efficacy through performance accomplishments a counselor might provide assistive devices and consult with a rehabilitation engineer to assist the individual in performing daily living tasks.
The program provides rehabilitation engineering and technology services, when applicable, by a team consisting of a technology specialist, an occupational therapist and a rehabilitation engineer. All three participate in the evaluation.
If the placement has been identified, an assistive device specialist, rehabilitation engineer or applications technician should review the technical nature of the computer environment and develop the parameters for the system to successfully interface into the employment site.
The Trust's 5,000 staff engage in more than two million patient interactions each year - district nurses, physiotherapists, health visitors, dietitians, speech and language therapists, rehabilitation engineers, school nurses and many more dedicated professionals working to provide excellent care to the communities we serve.

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