Clinical Applications of Microcomputers in Communication by James L. Fitch

By James L. Fitch

Medical functions of Microcomputers in communique problems is a accomplished reference for the usage of microcomputers within the box of communique problems. The human-machine interface is mentioned, in addition to note processing and knowledge processing. using the microcomputer within the prognosis and therapy of speech-language pathology is usually reviewed.Comprised of thirteen chapters, this publication starts with a old point of view of the pc in society and its function within the box of conversation issues. The reader is then brought to computing device and software program, and computing device languages are defined with examples written in uncomplicated. next chapters specialise in the problem that society faces in studying to dwell with know-how; observe processing and information administration; and particular purposes of the pc within the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. courses which are both commercially to be had or are within the public area are reviewed. the ultimate bankruptcy paints an image of the hospital of the long run and the function that might be performed by way of the pc. This monograph should be an invaluable source for clinicians and different training execs within the fields of speech pathology and audiology, together with those that be interested in, or have to remain present with, advancements within the scientific administration of verbal exchange issues.

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T h e fact is, technology h a s b e c o m e so m u c h a part of o u r lives that w e take much of it for granted. O u r food supply chain is completely dependent o n t e c h n o l o g y . A n i m a l s a r e fed b y m a c h i n e - c o n t r o l l e d f e e d e r s ( n o w sometimes p r o g r a m m e d by c o m p u t e r s ) , t r a n s p o r t e d to m a r k e t in t r u c k s , p r o c e s s e d using a varied a s s o r t m e n t of technology, c a n n e d by m a c h i n e s , or kept refrigerated until the c o n s u m e r p u r c h a s e s t h e m .

H u m a n interaction is e x t r e m e l y complex and often based on variables that are subject to only limited con­ trol. Computers are programmed to complete specific functions. Interactions which require i n t e φ r e t a t i o n o r i n t e φ o l a t i o n of r e s p o n s e , or which can deal with unusual and/or tangentially related r e s p o n s e , are not easily p r o ­ grammable. (The a u t h o r k n o w s of n o t r e a t m e n t program yet that r e s p o n d s appropriately w h e n the patient says h e has t o u s e the b a t h r o o m .

Are the input responses to the machine familiar (such as Y for yes and Ν for no)? e. Are program options displayed as **menus"? f. What does the program do if the user strikes a wrong key (does it give a prompt reminding him of the correct options and disregard the error)? g. Can input errors be easily corrected? h. Are data outputs easily retrieved? j . Are data outputs complete and attractively formatted? 4. Support/documentation a. Is the documentation complete (does it tell you everything you need to know)?

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