Neurorehabilitation Devices
By Sarkodie-Gyan, Thompson
Debilitating neuromuscular disorders and traumatic brain, spinal cord or peripheral injuries have a devastating effect on those who suffer from them. Written from an engineering perspective, and based on a course taught by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Neurorehabilitation Devices first helps the designer to better understand and formulate design, measurement and control systems for biomedical devices used in the treatment and recovery of people suffering from these disorders. Just some of the topics covered in this book are: methods to allow an amputee to control a powered artificial arm by means of electrical signals generated by contractions of muscles of the residual limb in combination with motor nerve activity from peripheral nerves, as well as the development of new technologies to use electrical stimulation to treat the hyperactive bladder, to electrically induce bowel movement and defecation, and to develop methods for selective stimulation of nerve fibres.

DOI: 10.1036/0071448306

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Author Biography

Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan (FInstMC, CEng, Eur Ing) (Socorro, NM) is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). The current focus of Dr. Sarkodie-Gyan's research work is in mechatronics, soft computing, biomedical engineering, machine vision and pattern recognition, biosensors (electronic nose). He has close to 100 technical publications to his credit; is member of the ASME, the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, and the New York Academy of Sciences; and is listed in a number of biographical and scientific (Who's Who) volumes.

Neurorehabilitation Devices
Author(s): Sarkodie-Gyan, Thompson
ISBN: 0071448306
DOI: 10.1036/0071448306

Format: hardcover, 312 pages.
Pub date: 1 Dec 2005
Copyright: 2006
$165.00 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Professional

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