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Engineering in Rehabilitation: A Brief History of Engineering Contributions to the Science, Art and Practice of Rehabilitation

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Clifford E. Brubaker

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Dudley S. Childress

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Paper No. IMECE2002-32041, pp. 47-52; 6 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Technology and Society and Engineering Business Management
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Engineering and Technology Management Group
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3630-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


It seems appropriate to begin by acknowledging that the evolution of a field or discipline is subject to invention and discovery but, perhaps, even more so to political and social forces. It is also worth noting that advances proceed erratically for these same reasons. This is certainly the case for Engineering and its sub-disciplines of Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Engineering. Hopefully this will become evident in the following discourse.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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