Accession Number : AD0693801

Title :   AN APPLIANCE FOR AUTO-INDUCED ADVERSE CONTROL OF SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Yeakel,Mary H. ; Salisbury,Lloyd L. , Jr. ; Greer,Stephen L. ; Marcus,Leonard F.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An applicance is described which is designed to control the self-injurious behavior of an autistic child. The appliance, which is worn like a bonnet or hat, delivers an adverse electric shock to the arm of the patient whenever the head is struck either by the patient himself or some extraneous inanimate object. Two methods of operating the switching mechanism and an inflatable, completely protective, device are also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOSES, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES), (*WOUNDS AND INJURIES, PROTECTION), BEHAVIOR, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, HEAD(ANATOMY), ELECTRIC DISCHARGES

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE