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Research Article  |   November 1987
Occupational Therapists’ Views About the Use of Robotic Aids for People With Disabilities
Author Affiliations
  • Karen Glass, OTR, is a Research Occupational Therapist for the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3104 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304
  • Karyl Hall, EdD, is Project Manager of the Evaluation and Learning Facility at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center
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Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   November 1987
Occupational Therapists’ Views About the Use of Robotic Aids for People With Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 745-747. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.745
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 745-747. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.745
Abstract

The use of robotic aids for persons with disabilities has potential benefits both in terms of cost cutting and improved health care. This article reviews robotic aids currently in use and reports the results of a survey of 51 occupational therapists at four hospitals offering rehabilitation services for patients with spinal cord injuries: Therapists were generally positive about the use of robotic aids and expressed interest in learning more about this technology