Author(s)Smith, William K.
Contributor(s)CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILIATION CHICAGO IL
KeywordsHumanities and History
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Computer Programming and Software
*COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION
IRN(INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION NETWORK)
*INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION NETWORK
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AbstractImproving the quality of services for landmine survivors and other amputees in low-income countries is the primary goal of the International Rehabilitation Network (IRN). This is being accomplished through the dissemination of educational programs and electronic services to professionals in the rehabilitation field. The innovative use of information and telecommunications technologies, as well as computer-based training, facilitates the dissemination process. Through the IRN, the CIR links its research center and other centers of excellence in the rehabilitation field with rehabilitation centers in under-served, post-conflict regions with large populations of landmine survivors. In year 3, the IRN developed the additional multimedia training content in topics including Ischial Containment, Transhumeral Prosthetics and the Transtibial Socket Fabrication System. The IRN web portal functionality was enhanced and expanded, and a network of disability organizations in Latin America was created. Training was conducted in Central America and the Balkans, with the addition of five new rehabilitation centers and 22 new students, for a total of 75 students actively participating in the Distance Learning Program.
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