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Home environments, automation, and environmental control

Clinician's guide to Assistive Technology

Author: Jones, M. L., Sanford, J. A.
Type: Book Section
Year: 2002


The authors discuss adaptations to the living environment for people with disabilities intended to enhance the quality of life by minimizing physical and emotional stress, enhancing autonomy and control, reducing home-care needs and costs, and increasing safety. recommendations include replacing or adding fixtures, widening door ramps or adding a ramp, automating environmental controls such as adding a movement sensor-activated light that operates automatically. includes tables and pictures.

Further Details

Author: Olson, D. A., DeRuyter, F.
Pages: 405-423
Publish Location: St. louis
Publisher: Mosby
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: assistive technology, modification
Reads: 223