Introducing microcomputers into occupational therapy: UK experience

A. F. Newell, J. L. Arnott

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    Microcomputers were introduced into Occupational Therapy Departments in the U. K. in 1982. It has become clear that they have substantial potential, but there is a lack of both useful software and of guidelines for the use of this technology in therapy. A research programme has been instituted to tackle these deficiencies. In particular computer games technology was found to have potential, but in their standard form the games were inappropriate. We have thus started a programme of modifying games software, and producing guidelines for such modification, and for the maximization of the potential of Microcomputers in Therapy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology
    Subtitle of host publicationtechnology - a bridge to independence
    Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
    PublisherRehabilitation Engineering Society of North America
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 1985
    EventEighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology - Memphis, United States
    Duration: 24 Jun 198528 Jun 1985


    ConferenceEighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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