Cathy Bodine

Cathy Bodine
University of Colorado | UCD · Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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New technology design and its integration into a social environment in a non-invasive way is recognized as one of the main challenges of the rapidly growing technology world. The design complexity is amplified if the system is intended for a sensitive user category, e.g., persons with disabilities and aging adults. A high percentage of Power WheelC...
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We designed a feasibility study to evaluate a mobile-based vocational skill building coaching technology (aka Mobile Coach) intervention by using an ecological design approach. We compared the Mobile Coach to a standard job coach (no Mobile Coach technology) assistance in a facility that employs adults with significant cognitive disabilities (CDs)....
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Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common pediatric neurodevelopmental condition in the world. Socially assistive robots (SARs) are supportive rehabilitation tools for children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of SARs at engaging children with CP during therapeutic interventions. A se...
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Purpose: To enable power wheelchair users with limited mobility to safely and independently charge their wheelchairs. Methods: Stakeholders of multiple roles - including potential users, their caregivers, and clinicians with specifically relevant expertise - were engaged in a user-centred design process. Initial informal interviews, focus groups...
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Through play, typically developing children manipulate objects and interact with peers to establish and develop physical, cognitive, language, and social skills. However, children with complex disabilities and/or developmental delays have limited play experiences, thus compromising the quality of play and acquisition of skills. Assistive technologi...
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Aim: Prosthetic devices are not meeting the needs of people with upper limb amputations. Due to controlsidelimitations, prosthetic wrists cannot yet be fully articulated. This study sought to determine which wrist motions users felt were most important for completing activities of daily living. We specifically invstigated whether adding a combinati...
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Over 50 million United States citizens (1 in 6 people in the US) have a developmental, acquired, or degenerative disability. The average US citizen can expect to live 20% of his or her life with a disability. Rehabilitation technologies play a major role in improving the quality of life for people with a disability, yet widespread and highly challe...
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Unemployment among the almost 5 million working-age adults with cognitive disabilities in the USA is a costly problem in both tax dollars and quality of life. Job coaching is an effective tool to overcome this, but the cost of job coaching services sums with every new employee or change of employment roles. There is a need for a cost-effective, aut...
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Working adults with cognitive disabilities (CDs) experience difficulty remembering job task sequences. It is even harder for them to perform when the job involves walking to different areas (i.e. warehouse). Therefore, we designed a Mobile Coach Technology (MCT) aimed to support working mature adults with cognitive disabilities in performing assemb...
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This paper presents a new cognitive assistive technology, nonlinear contextually aware prompting system (N-CAPS) that uses advanced sensing and artificial intelligence to monitor and provide assistance to workers with cognitive disabilities during a factory assembly task. The N-CAPS system was designed through the application of various computer vi...
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The most common difficulties that individuals with cognitive disabilities experience are 1) difficulty remembering the sequence of what to do, 2) remembering what they should do next, and 3) loss of the context of their current activity. For occupational activities that require independence and mobility such as custodial, mail delivery, grounds mai...
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2014, held in Denver, CO, USA in June 2014. The 21 revised full papers presented together with three keynote papers and 9 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissi...
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Objective: The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the effectiveness of a mixed-reality (MR) exercise environment on engagement and enjoyment levels of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Methods: Six people participated in this cross-sectional, observation pilot study involvin...
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Barring few exceptions, allied health professionals, engineers, manufacturers of assistive technologies (ATs), and consumer product manufacturers have developed few technologies for individuals with cognitive impairments (CIs). In 2004, the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) recognized the need to support research in t...
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This study evaluated the comparative effectiveness of two technology-based job coach prompting systems for adults with cognitive disabilities. We investigated the effectiveness of a linear task-prompting system versus a non-linear task-prompting system acting as a "job coach" for specific workforce tasks. Adults with cognitive disabilities from Com...
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Patients hospitalized in the ICU can frequently develop swallowing disorders, resulting in an inability to effectively transfer food, liquids, and pills from their mouth to stomach. The complications of these disorders can be devastating, including aspiration, reintubation, pneumonia, and a prolonged hospital length of stay. As a result, critical c...
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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the effectiveness of a mixed-reality exercise environment on engagement and enjoyment levels of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). METHODS Six people participated in this cross-sectional, observational pilot study involving on...
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This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues involvingassistive technology engineering and science. It is one of eight volumes in thecross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from variedfields making up Disability Studies as volumes examine topics central to thelives of individuals with disabilit...
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A December 2010 meeting, "Down Syndrome: National Conference on Patient Registries, Research Databases, and Biobanks," was jointly sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF)/Linda C...
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This article describes an initial effort to study the variables considered by augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) professionals as they predict the potential for functional speech in their clients. Seventeen professionals were surveyed regarding three etiologic categories of severely communicatively impaired speakers: amyotrophic later...
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This article summarizes the proceedings of the Environmental Barriers and Supports to Health, Function and Participation Work Group that was part of the "State of the Science in Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Charting Lifespan Trajectories and Supportive Environments for Healthy Living" symposium. The aim was to provide a research and polic...
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A cognitive disability represents a substantial limitation in mental tasks (such as planning, information processing, and understanding of social cues) that reduces a person's ability to perform desired activities. Cognitive disabilities can arise because of congenital or acquired causes. Assistive technology can reduce the affect of these disabili...
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Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects older adult carriers, predominantly males, of premutation alleles (55 to 200 CGG repeats) of the fragile X (FMR1) gene. Principal features of FXTAS are intention tremor, ataxia, parkinsonism, cognitive decline, and peripheral neuropathy; ancillar...
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Eighty percent of seniors have some type of functional impairment that impacts one or more activities of daily living. This paper focuses on the use of assistive technology devices to support elders with successful aging. A variety of assistive technology devices and their utilization by elders are explored.
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As many as 10 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a complex neurological movement disorder called Essential Tremor (ET), with many more worldwide [1]. ET is a condition that is particularly troublesome during the use of computer programs that require good mouse control. The purpose of this study was to determine whether hardware...
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In October 2005, the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center and T.J. Watson Research Center hosted a symposium on “cognitive and learning difficulties and how they affect access to IT systems”. The central premise of the symposium was the recognition that cognitive and learning difficulties have a profound impact on a person’s ability to intera...
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The U.S. federal Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) and its Subcommittee on Technology (IST) sponsored a state of the art workshop on "Technology for Improving Cognitive Function", from 29-30 June 2006 in Washington, D.C. This paper summarizes the content of the working groups charged with providing strategic direction for the futu...
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The U.S. federal Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) and its Subcommittee on Technology (IST) sponsored a state of the art workshop on "Technology for Improving Cognitive Function", from 29-30 June 2006 in Washington, D.C. This paper summarizes the content of the keynote and panel presentations.
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Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, organization, utilization and revision of knowledge about spatial environments, be it real or abstract, human or machine. For persons with cognitive disabilities, spatial cognition is frequently challenged. For developers, addressing spatial cognition as a component of the design process is criti...
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21.3 million Americans have some form of cognitive disability and a large majority of these individuals are working age adults (Braddock, 2005). Cognitive impairment, often labeled as a "hidden disability" is loosely defined as a disability that affect's an individuals awareness; memory; and ability to learn, process information, communicate and ma...
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Individuals with cognitive disabilities have long been marginalized by society's unwillingness to include them - within their local communities, educational systems and workplaces - in short, into the very fabric of society. While technology undoubtedly can play a vital role in decreasing this marginalization, there have been very few attempts to d...
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The number of “older” people is increasing all over the world and the percentage of the population with age-related disabling conditions will continue to grow significantly as baby boomers age. To support this burgeoning population in maintaining their independence, we must identify how age-related changes degrade the ability to interact with syste...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurologic disease clinically characterized by episodes of focal disorder of the cranial nerves, spinal cord, and the brain. MS affects a significant number of young adults, and they most often face a future of progressive functional losses as more of their central nervous system and cranial nerves are affec...
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A pilot study was conducted regarding the use of an assistive technology device to improve daily living activities in a young woman with fragile X syndrome with low average intelligence. Baseline data was recorded on a data sheet, by the subject and her mother, on a series of activities of daily living skills which she was routinely having difficul...

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