Assistive Technology for the Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Elderly
Author: Nagender Kumar Suryadevara,Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN 10: 0128185473
ISBN 13: 9780128185476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology for the Elderly Book Review:

Assistive Technology for the Elderly addresses the intricacies involved in the design and development of assisted technologies for the elderly, covering smart systems such as magnifying book contents, speaking electronic devices, alarms for doors and windows, smart alert bands, panic buttons, medication dispensers and reminders, Wander Gard, physiological parameters monitoring systems and smart home monitoring systems. This book is aimed at those who are responsible for designing assistive technology intended to be used by the elderly. It lays out the technology that is already available and covers user needs and state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies. Focuses on practical devices and technology for engineers Offers deep coverage of sensor based assistive technologies that are elderly for people with dementia, physical disabilities and people living alone Covers assistive technology ecosystems and offers case studies for practical application

The Impact of Digital Technologies on Public Health in Developed and Developing Countries

The Impact of Digital Technologies on Public Health in Developed and Developing Countries
Author: Mohamed Jmaiel,Mounir Mokhtari,Bessam Abdulrazak,Hamdi Aloulou,Slim Kallel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030515176
ISBN 13: 9783030515171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of Digital Technologies on Public Health in Developed and Developing Countries Book Review:

This open access book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on String Processing and Information Retrieval, ICOST 2020, held in Hammamet, Tunisia, in June 2020.* The 17 full papers and 23 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 49 submissions. They cover topics such as: IoT and AI solutions for e-health; biomedical and health informatics; behavior and activity monitoring; behavior and activity monitoring; and wellbeing technology. *This conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smart Technology for Aging Disability and Independence

Smart Technology for Aging  Disability  and Independence
Author: William C. Mann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2005-07-22
ISBN 10: 0471743968
ISBN 13: 9780471743965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Technology for Aging Disability and Independence Book Review:

Independent living with smart technologies Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence: The Stateof the Science brings together current research and technologicaldevelopments from engineering, computer science, and therehabilitation sciences, detailing how its applications can promotecontinuing independence for older persons and those withdisabilities. Leading experts from multiple disciplines worldwide havecontributed to this volume, making it the definitive resource. Thetext begins with a thorough introduction that presents importantconcepts, defines key terms, and identifies demographic trends atwork. Using detailed product descriptions, photographs andillustrations, and case studies, subsequent chapters discusscutting-edge technologies, including: * Wearable systems * Human-computer interactions * Assisted vision and hearing * Smart wheelchairs * Handheld devices and smart phones * Visual sensors * Home automation * Assistive robotics * In-room monitoring systems * Telehealth After considering specific high-technology solutions, the textexamines recent trends in other critical areas, such as basicassistive technologies, driving, transportation and communitymobility, home modifications and design, and changing standards ofelder care. Students and professionals in the rehabilitation sciences, healthcare providers, researchers in computer science and engineering,and non-expert readers will all appreciate this text's thoroughcoverage and clear presentation of the state of the science.

Internet of Things and Smart Environments

Internet of Things and Smart Environments
Author: Seyed Shahrestani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-19
ISBN 10: 3319601644
ISBN 13: 9783319601649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet of Things and Smart Environments Book Review:

This book is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) services and smart environments that can be of assistance to the elderly and individuals living with dementia or some sensory impairment. The book outlines the requirements of the systems that aim to furnish some digital sensory or cognitive assistance to the individuals and their caregivers. Internet of Things and Smart Environments: Assistive Technologies for Disability, Dementia, and Aging covers the important evolutions of the IoT, the sensors, actuators, wireless communication and pervasive computing systems, and other enabling technologies that power up this megatrend infrastructure. The use of the IoT-based systems in improving the conventional assistive technologies and provisions of ambient assisted living are also covered. The book takes an impartial, and yet holistic, view to providing research insights and inspirations for more development works in the areas related to assistive IoT. It will show the potentials of using normally available interactive devices, like smartphones or smart TVs, which can be supplemented with low-cost gadgets or apps to provide assistive capabilities. It aims to accentuate the need for taking a comprehensive and combinatory view of the comprising topics and approaches that are based on the visions and ideas from all stakeholders. The book will examine these points and considerations to conclude with recommendations for future development works and research directions. This book can be of value to a diverse array of audience. The researchers and developers in healthcare and medicine, aged care and disability services, as well as those working in the IoT-related fields, may find many parts of this book useful and stimulating. It can be of great value to postgraduate and research students working in these areas. It can also be adapted for use in upper-level classroom courses relevant to communication and smart technologies, IoT applications, and assistive technologies. Many parts of the book can be of interest to the elderly and individuals living with a disability, as well as their families and caregivers. From an industry perspective, it can be of interest to software, hardware, and particularly app developers working on the IoT applications, smart homes and environments, and assistive technologies for the elderly and people living with disability or dementia.

Transparent Technology Assistive Technology for the Elderly

Transparent Technology    Assistive Technology for the Elderly
Author: Michael O'Donnell,Saheed Salami
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:958088649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: Ger M. Craddock
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1103
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781586033736
ISBN 13: 1586033735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Book Review:

This publication covers different themes in the field of assistive technology. The theme New technologies will explore the significant advances in technology research & development and how these can be harnessed to benefit people with disabilities. This will include evolving technologies, affording interesting insights into the future. The theme User Centred Approach will look at fundamental ways in which the EU advocate a philosophy of citizenship and governance and how this philosophy can be advanced to ensure that people with disabilities become central to the assistive technology process Another issue that is explored in this publication is Interdisciplinary Approaches which can be developed within assistive technology and the provision of services to people with disabilities. Finally, it concentrates on ways in which practitioners and users, working together within assistive technology, can achieve best practice in the development and implementation of Guidelines and Standards across a broad spectrum.

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging Disability and Independence

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging  Disability  and Independence
Author: Abdelsalam Helal,Mounir Mokhtari,Bessam Abdulrazak
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 968
Release: 2008-09-22
ISBN 10: 0470379359
ISBN 13: 9780470379356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging Disability and Independence Book Review:

An advanced look at smart technology to promote the independence of the elderly and disabled Ongoing research and advancements in technology are essential for the continuing independence of elderly and disabled persons. The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence provides a thorough analysis of these technologies and the needs of the elderly and disabled, including a breakdown of demographics, government spending, growth rate, and much more. Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her respective field, and gives readers unparalleled insight into the research and developments in a multitude of important areas, including: User-need analyses, classifications, and policies Assistive devices and systems for people with motor disabilities Assistive devices and systems for people with visual and hearing impairments Human-machine interaction and virtual reality Assistive robotics Technology for user mobility and object manipulation Smart homes as assistant environments A discussion of emerging standards and guidelines to build accessible devices, tools, and environments This book is an indispensable resource for researchers and professionals in computer science, rehabilitation science, and clinical engineering. It also serves as a valuable textbook for graduate students in the aforementioned fields.

Aging between Participation and Simulation

Aging between Participation and Simulation
Author: Joschka Haltaufderheide,Johanna Hovemann,Jochen Vollmann
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN 10: 3110677482
ISBN 13: 9783110677485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging between Participation and Simulation Book Review:

With increasing urgency, decisions about the digitalized future of healthcare and implementations of new assistive technologies are becoming focal points of societal and scientific debates and addresses large audiences. Decisions require a careful weighing of risks and benefits and contextualizing in-depth ethical analysis with robust empirical data. However, up to now, research on social assistive technologies is mostly dispersed over different academic fields and disciplines. A comprehensive overview on discussions regarding values at stake and ethical assessment of recent developments especially in healthcare is largely missing. This publication initiates an interdisciplinary discourse on ethical, legal and social implications of socially assistive technologies in healthcare. Contributions include perspectives from nursing science, social sciences, philosophy, medical ethics, economics and law to present an – to our knowledge – first and comprehensive overview on different aspects of the use and implementation of socially assistive technologies from an ethical perspective. It combines practically relevant insights and examples from current research and development with ethical analysis to uncover exemplary moral tipping points between promotion of participation or well-being and risks and damages to these values. Healthcare professionals involved in implementation of smart technologies as well as scholars from the field of humanities, nursing and medicine, interested in the discussions on ethics and technology in healthcare, will benefit from this new contribution. The publication is part of the international DigitAs conference "Aging between Participation and Simulation – Ethical Dimensions of Socially Assistive Technologies" held at the Institute of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine (Ruhr University Bochum) from 4 February to 8 February 2019. Within this framework, twelve young scholars were invited to discuss their contributions with renowned experts in the field. The Institute of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine is one of the leading institutes in empirically informed ethical analysis in healthcare and medicine and is a member of the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME).

Ageing and Technology

Ageing and Technology
Author: Emma Domínguez-Rué,Linda Nierling
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2016-01-31
ISBN 10: 3839429579
ISBN 13: 9783839429570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing and Technology Book Review:

The booming increase of the senior population has become a social phenomenon and a challenge to our societies, and technological advances have undoubtedly contributed to improve the lives of elderly citizens in numerous aspects. In current debates on technology, however, the »human factor« is often largely ignored. The ageing individual is rather seen as a malfunctioning machine whose deficiencies must be diagnosed or as a set of limitations to be overcome by means of technological devices. This volume aims at focusing on the perspective of human beings deriving from the development and use of technology: this change of perspective - taking the human being and not technology first - may help us to become more sensitive to the ambivalences involved in the interaction between humans and technology, as well as to adapt technologies to the people that created the need for its existence, thus contributing to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations
Author: Andree Woodcock,Louise Moody,Deana McDonagh,Ajita Jain,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 3030262928
ISBN 13: 9783030262921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations Book Review:

This book focuses on various aspects of research on ageing, including in relation to assistive technology; dignity of aging; how technology can support a greater understanding of the experience of physically aging and cognitive changes; mobility issues associated with the elderly; and emerging technologies. The 80+ age group represents an expanding market, with an estimated worth of £21.4 billion a year. Everyone is affected by this shift in demographics – we are getting older and may become carers – and we need to prepare ourselves and adjust our surroundings for longer life. Products, services and environments have been changing in response to the changing population. Presenting international design research to demonstrate the thinking and ideas shaping design, this book is a valuable resource for designers; product developers; employers; gerontologists; and medical, health and service providers; as well as everyone interested in aging.

Smart Homes and Health Telematics

Smart Homes and Health Telematics
Author: Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal,Simanta Mitra,Johnny Wong,Carl K. Chang,Mokhtari Mounir
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2008-06-21
ISBN 10: 3540699163
ISBN 13: 9783540699163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Homes and Health Telematics Book Review:

We often conceptualize that older adults retire into a life of carefree luxury among palm trees, golf courses, and pristine beaches. Unfortunately, reality differs today – many retire in place, and often it is the case they retire in rural areas far from hospitals and care-giving centers. For instance, over half of the older population in the state of Minnesota lives in small towns away from the center of care, which is Minneapolis/St. Paul. This year, ICOST 2008 aimed at focusing on this important reality and on gerontechnology––the use of technology to enhance the quality of life of older adults in rural lands. We had a strong technical program this year spanning many critical topics incl- ing: remote monitoring and tele-care, access control and privacy preservation, und- standing user requirements and needs, autonomic learning and reasoning about user behavior, activities and contexts, user interface design, middleware for sensing and actuation in smart homes, cognitive assistants, context-aware service provisioning, among other topics. We received a total of 54 submissions of papers, abstracts and posters, from 14 diff- ent countries. Through a blind review process, we accepted 24 full papers, 9 abstracts, and 7 posters. Each submission received two or three reviews with the exception of a few that received four reviews. We are thankful to all the reviewers who helped in the review process including members of the Technical Committee and the additional reviewers that we needed to compensate for unreturned reviews.

Assistive Technologies for Independent Aging

Assistive Technologies for Independent Aging
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging,United Tates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PURD:32754076881428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Challenges for Assistive Technology

Challenges for Assistive Technology
Author: Gorka Eizmendi,José Miguel Azkoitia,Ger M. Craddock
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1586037919
ISBN 13: 9781586037918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges for Assistive Technology Book Review:

In the 21st century Assistive Technology (AT) should be defined as a scientific and technologic approach to the development of products and services oriented to support the elderly and people with disabilities in their daily activities, maximizing their personal autonomy, independence, health and quality of life.

Assistive Technologies for Independent Aging

Assistive Technologies for Independent Aging
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging,United Tates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105050364848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly

Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly
Author: Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 3319006789
ISBN 13: 9783319006789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly Book Review:

This book presents a wealth of insights and new conceptualizations for the development of Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly. The book arranges the chapters according to important aspects of maximizing the use value in innovation projects. Every chapter will include an executive summary reporting the main results, a storyline using everyday language, and scientific excursions, wherever useful. The book shows how an innovation project should be structured towards maximum use value and how a project should be structured in order to make a difference. It describes the useful categorization of the large group of the elderly to maximize the focus of the innovation and demonstrates the user involvement into innovation activities. Of course, the assessment of such innovative projects is discussed as well as the “lessons learned”. The book also explores the business opportunities and the financial evaluation of aspects of assistive technology.

Recent Advances in Intelligent Assistive Technologies Paradigms and Applications

Recent Advances in Intelligent Assistive Technologies  Paradigms and Applications
Author: Hariton Costin,Björn Schuller,Adina Magda Florea
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN 10: 3030308170
ISBN 13: 9783030308179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Intelligent Assistive Technologies Paradigms and Applications Book Review:

This book illustrates the rapid pace of development in intelligent assistive technology in recent years, and highlights some salient examples of using modern IT&C technologies to provide devices, systems and application software for persons with certain motor or cognitive disabilities. The book proposes both theoretical and practical approaches to intelligent assistive and emergent technologies used in healthcare for the elderly and patients with chronic diseases. Intelligent assistive technology (IAT) is currently being introduced and developed worldwide as an important tool for maintaining independence and high quality of life among community-living people with certain disabilities, and as a key enabler for the aging population. The book offers a valuable resource for students at technical, medical and general universities, but also for specialists working in various fields in which emergent technologies are being used to help people enjoy optimal quality of life.

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations
Author: Morsi, Yosry S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN 10: 1466695315
ISBN 13: 9781466695313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations Book Review:

Demographics reveal that the proportion of elderly individuals in the population is growing at a significant rate. Advances in medicine have allowed populations to live longer than ever; however, ensuring that these individuals have the tools necessary to sustain a productive and happy lifestyle as they age remains a concern. Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations focuses on the development and improvement of devices intended to assist elderly individuals in coping with various physical limitations and disabilities. Highlighting the available tools and technologies for supporting the mobility, agility, and self-sufficiency of the aging population as well as the challenges associated with the integration of these technologies into the everyday lives of elderly individuals, this publication is ideally designed for reference use by healthcare workers, medical students, gerontologists, and IT developers in the field of medicine.

Assistive Technology for the Frail Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Frail Elderly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:54767304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: Alain Pruski,Harry Knops,Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 781
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781586035433
ISBN 13: 1586035436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Book Review:

Points towards the difficulty encountered in research and development carried out by laboratories to reach the users. This book aims at alerting developers so that they pay attention to the outcome of their work. Inventive research and technologies which have a high potential in the field of Assistive Technology are described in this publication.

Gerotechnology

Gerotechnology
Author: David C. Burdick, PhD,Sunkyo Kwon, PhD, Dipl-Psych
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-10-04
ISBN 10: 0826197531
ISBN 13: 9780826197535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerotechnology Book Review:

Two "megatrends" of modern culture are rapid population aging and the inexorable advances in various technologies encountered by the population at large. This comprehensive volume explores the intersections of technology with aging and serves as both a primer and reference for educators, students, researchers, and practitioners. It includes concepts from the basics of gerotechnologyóperson-environment fitóto the core activity fieldsócomputer and assistive devices and their practical applicationsóto models, or prototypes for technical development and its application to everyday life. Thought-provoking concluding chapters address ethical concerns for the future as well as offer new perspectives or context to ideas and innovations explored earlier.