Human Performance and Rehabilitation Technologies

  • Jack M. Winters
  • Corinna Lathan
  • Sujat Sukthankar
  • Tanja M. Pieters
  • Tariq Rahman


Sections VIII and IX of this book differ from the previous sections in that they are tied more closely to applied research, especially as related to rehabilitation. This seems appropriate. When addressing the significance of our work, most of us include a statement that our research will ultimately help enhance the quality of life of certain types of persons with disabilities. Often the motivation behind our claim is that the increased knowledge obtained from our collective basic research will ultimately lead to technological or therapeutic innovation that will benefit society. This concept has deep roots that go back to the influential writings of Vannevar Bush, a U.S. presidential science adviser during the 1940s, who helped spawn dramatic increases in government-sponsored research infrastructure (e.g., the creation of NSF and NIH), and subsequently in the number of research-oriented scientists and engineers within most developed societies.


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  • Jack M. Winters
  • Corinna Lathan
  • Sujat Sukthankar
  • Tanja M. Pieters
  • Tariq Rahman

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