QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENT WITH VIBRATIONSBy Norrell, Jeffery L. Castano, Ana Maria Stone, Robert Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dennis Chapman School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Proceedings of the RESNA '96 Annual Conference, Vol. 16
(Pages: 478-480) Publication Date: 1996
This article describes the design and development of a new physical vibration stimulation device used to soothe and stimulate individuals with severe disabilities. Studies have shown that for students with multiple physical disabilities, vibration is one of the most effective forms of stimulation and also produces therapeutic effects. The investigators have designed a stimulation device which can be held in the hand or strapped to the arm or leg, much like a blood pressure cup. It takes its power from any electrical outlet or from a battery pack. A photo shows the device and attachments.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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