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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology|
|Subtitle of host publication||technology - a bridge to independence|
|Place of Publication||Washington, D.C.|
|Publisher||Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
|Event||Eighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology - Memphis, United States|
Duration: 24 Jun 1985 → 28 Jun 1985
|Conference||Eighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology|
|Period||24/06/85 → 28/06/85|
Newell, A. F., & Arnott, J. L. (1985). Introducing microcomputers into occupational therapy: UK experience. In Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology: technology - a bridge to independence (pp. 200-202). Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America.