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

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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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Technology for Adaptive Aging

Technology for Adaptive Aging
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Steering Committee for the Workshop on Technology for Adaptive Aging
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-04-25
ISBN 10: 0309091160
ISBN 13: 9780309091169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology for Adaptive Aging Book Review:

Emerging and currently available technologies offer great promise for helping older adults, even those without serious disabilities, to live healthy, comfortable, and productive lives. What technologies offer the most potential benefit? What challenges must be overcome, what problems must be solved, for this promise to be fulfilled? How can federal agencies like the National Institute on Aging best use their resources to support the translation from laboratory findings to useful, marketable products and services? Technology for Adaptive Aging is the product of a workshop that brought together distinguished experts in aging research and in technology to discuss applications of technology to communication, education and learning, employment, health, living environments, and transportation for older adults. It includes all of the workshop papers and the report of the committee that organized the workshop. The committee report synthesizes and evaluates the points made in the workshop papers and recommends priorities for federal support of translational research in technology for older adults.

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.

Ageing and Digital Technology

Ageing and Digital Technology
Author: Barbara Barbosa Neves,Frank Vetere
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN 10: 9811336938
ISBN 13: 9789811336935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing and Digital Technology Book Review:

This book brings together Sociologists, Computer Scientists, Applied Scientists and Engineers to explore the design, implementation and evaluation of emerging technologies for older people. It offers an innovative and comprehensive overview, not only of the rapidly developing suite of current digital technologies and platforms, but also of perennial theoretical, methodological and ethical issues. As such, it offers support for researchers and professionals who are seeking to understand and/or promote technology use among older adults. The contributions presented here offer theoretical and methodological frameworks for understanding age-based digital inequalities, participation, digital design and socio-gerontechnology. They include ethical and practical reflections on the design and evaluation of emerging technologies for older people, as well as guidelines for ethical, participatory, professional and cross-disciplinary research and practice. In addition, they feature state-of-the-art, international empirical research on communication technologies, games, assistive technology and social media. As the first truly multidisciplinary book on technology use among ageing demographics, and intended for students, researchers, applied researchers, practitioners and professionals in a variety of fields, it will provide these readers with insights, guidelines and paradigms for practice that transcend specific technologies, and lay the groundwork for future research and new directions in innovation.

Safe at Home with Assistive Technology

Safe at Home with Assistive Technology
Author: Ingrid Kollak
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN 10: 331942890X
ISBN 13: 9783319428901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safe at Home with Assistive Technology Book Review:

This book describes how assistive technology can help handicapped, elderly and acutely sick people to manage their daily lives better and stay safe in the home. It discusses how safety is understood from an ethical, technical and social perspective, and offers examples of the problems that users, their helpers and professional carers have with assistive technology in everyday situations. The book provides insights from user-centred research and uses photographs to illustrate the main topic: how users and technology can work together to ensure safety. User-focused and combining experience with research, the book will interest users of these kinds of technology, health professionals who might introduce and/or prescribe them, engineers who develop and sell assistive technological gadgets, and architects who build safe homes – as well as researchers and students who work in these fields. It provides an overview of the existing technology, examines ways to test its effectiveness from the point of view of users, health professionals and researchers from different fields (architecture, education, engineering, facility management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, rehabilitative medicine, physiotherapy, social science and speech therapy), and lists useful addresses, websites and literature

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.

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium
Author: Christian Bühler,Harry Knops
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 832
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781586030018
ISBN 13: 1586030019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium Book Review:

The field of assistive technology is influenced by the ongoing and rapid development of mainstream technologies on the one hand and continuing changes to social systems in relation to societal events - such as the ageing of the population - on the other. The articles in this book provide a broad overview of developments in technical support for people with functional restrictions: key technologies like telecommunications and IT are addressed, while low-tech practical solutions are also considered.

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:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754076881428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Warm Hands in Cold Age

Warm Hands in Cold Age
Author: Nancy Folbre,Lois Shaw,Agneta Stark
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1136013741
ISBN 13: 9781136013744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warm Hands in Cold Age Book Review:

Public discussion of population aging usually focuses on the financial burden that increasingly elderly populations will impose on younger generations. Scholars give much less attention to who does the actual work of day-to-day care for those no longer able to care for themselves; and although women are the majority among the elderly, little is heard about gender differences in economic resources or the need for care. This volume is dedicated to giving gender - and a full range of social and cultural differences - their rightful place in these discussions. The authors address, amongst other issues: the worldwide dilemmas of eldercare the structure of income and care provisions for older populations the role of family, marital status, and class in these provisions the impact of polices affecting retirement age the role of social insurance in preventing poverty among elderly women. The essays included address these topics in a myriad of geographical contexts, including South Africa, the US, Palestine, Australia, South Korea, Spain, Germany, and Sweden. The concerns highlighted here also remind us that whether through individual families or social insurance, through family caregivers or paid help, the oldest generation will continue to depend on adults of working age for its well-being. This book was previously published as a special issue of Feminist Economics.

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults
Author: Diane Chau,Thomas Osborne
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN 10: 0826142435
ISBN 13: 9780826142436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults Book Review:

State-of-the-art developments in multiple new technologies for older adult care Grounded in a unique team-based geriatrics perspective, this book delivers a broad range of current, evidence-based knowledge about innovative technology that has the potential to advance the care and well being of older adults. It provides key information about the development, selection, and implementation of technology products, and describes research evidence, education-based initiatives, and systems thinking. The book also examines challenges and barriers to implementation, adoption and innovation. From telehealth and assistive technology in the home to simulation and augmented reality in educational settings, the text provides a hands-on, field-tested articulation of how products can aid in the transitional care process, chronic care delivery, and geriatrics/gerontology education. It discusses technology developments in rural areas, home telehealth, wearable technology, personalized medicine, social robots, technology to assist seniors with cognitive impairments, the potential of artificial intelligence to enhance health care of older adults. The text is written to help health care professionals select the appropriate technology for their needs. Key Features: Describes the most current technology resources, evidence, and developments for older adult care Based on a team-centered approach Written by interprofessional health care providers experienced in implementing, developing and adopting technology to assist older adults Includes case studies depicting technology-related successes and failures Addresses the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for transforming aging with technology across transitions of care

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy
Author: Meral Huri
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 9535133217
ISBN 13: 9789535133216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Therapy Book Review:

This new book presents the growing occupational therapy knowledge and clinical practice. Occupational therapy, as a health profession, is concerned with preserving well-being through occupations, and its main goal is to help people participate in the activities of daily living. This is achieved by working with people to improve their ability to engage in the occupations they want to engage in or by changing the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. The topic of the book has been structured on occupational therapy framework and reflects new research, techniques, and occupational therapy trends. This useful book will help students, occupational therapy educators, and professionals to connect occupational therapy theories and the evidence-based clinical practice.

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook
Author: Stefano Federici,Marcia Scherer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN 10: 1351230883
ISBN 13: 9781351230889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook Book Review:

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the biopsychosocial model of disability. The model provides reference guidelines for evidence-based practice, guiding both public and private centers that wish to compare, evaluate, and improve their ability to match a person with the correct technology model. This second edition also offers a contribution to the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, whose activities are strongly focused on the assistive products service delivery model. Organized into three parts, the handbook: gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments; describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of psychotechnologist; and reviews technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces, exoskeletons, and technologies for music therapy. Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents, offering a framework for future practice and research.

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.

The Future of Disability in America

The Future of Disability in America
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Disability in America
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2007-09-24
ISBN 10: 9780309134019
ISBN 13: 0309134013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Disability in America Book Review:

The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S. prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. This book offers a comprehensive look at a wide range of issues, including the prevalence of disability across the lifespan; disability trends the role of assistive technology; barriers posed by health care and other facilities with inaccessible buildings, equipment, and information formats; the needs of young people moving from pediatric to adult health care and of adults experiencing premature aging and secondary health problems; selected issues in health care financing (e.g., risk adjusting payments to health plans, coverage of assistive technology); and the organizing and financing of disability-related research. The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendations propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society.