Assistive Technology Innovations in Neurological Conditions
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Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Helen Dawes, Nancy Mayo,Johnny Collett, and Fernando Henrique Magalhães. Assistive Technology Innovations in Neurological Conditions. BioMed Research International Volume 2021, Article ID 6846120
Advances in assistive technologies, aimed at maintaining or improving individuals’ function and independence, thereby promoting their well-being [1, 2], have led to improvements in the autonomy and quality of life of people with neurological disabilities . Nevertheless, the process of translating assistive devices from the laboratory bench to the manufacture of accessible products that meet the needs of people with neurological impairments is undoubtedly challenging as there is an ongoing need for reinvestment in science and technology and in the validation process . This special issue provides recent developments in and summarizes studies of the development, testing, and application of assistive technology innovations in neurological con ditions. High-quality research articles and systematic reviews strive to inform and investigate how assistive technologies can enable individuals with a variety of neurological conditions in many different aspects of their lives. Topics included in the issue address the use of assistive technology for improving health, psychological, and social status, as well as motor/cognitive learning and performance.