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Assistive Technology for the Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Elderly Book
Author : Nagender Kumar Suryadevara,Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-03-11
ISBN : 0128185473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Ger M. Craddock
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781586033736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations Book
Author : Morsi, Yosry S.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2015-09-14
ISBN : 1466695315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Technologies for Independent Aging

Assistive Technologies for Independent Aging Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging,United Tates
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Assistive Technologies for Independent Aging book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging,United Tates, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Challenges for Assistive Technology

Challenges for Assistive Technology Book
Author : Gorka Eizmendi,José Miguel Azkoitia,Ger M. Craddock
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1586037919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 Technology

Assistive Technology Book
Author : Alain Pruski,Harry Knops,Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781586035433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Assistive Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Assistive Technology and Artificial Intelligence Book
Author : Vibhu O. Mittal,Holly A. Yanco,John Aronis,Richard C. Simpson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1998-07-15
ISBN : 9783540647904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book constitutes a carefully arranged selection of revised papers on assistive technology, first presented at related AAAI workshops between 1995 and 1998. The book is devoted to the advancement and use of AI stimulated technology that can help users extend their current range of cognitive and sensory abilities or overcome their motor disabilities. Among various issues in the interdisciplinary area of assistive technology, the papers address topics from natural language processing, planning, robotics, user interface design, computer vision, and learning.

AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices

AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices Book
Author : John D. Hsu,John W. Michael,John R. Fisk,American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0323039316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

With new coverage of postpolio syndrome, cranial orthoses, and now incorporating the perspectives of renowned physiatrists, this is a one-stop rehabilitation resource. Tips and Pearls in every chapter and a new 2-color format make accessing information a snap. Incorporates chapters on the Orthotic Prescription, Strength and Materials, and the Normal and Pathologic Gait help you understand your role in the rehabilitative process. Carries the authority and approval of AAOS, the preeminent orthopaedic professional society. Contains new chapters on: Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Paralysis; Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Syndromes; and Cranial Orthoses. Incorporates evidence-based recommendations into the chapters on spinal, upper- and lower-limb orthoses to help you select the most proven approach for your patients.

Assistive Technologies

Assistive Technologies Book
Author : Fernando Auat Cheein
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2012-03-16
ISBN : 9535103482
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book offers the reader new achievements within the Assistive Technology field made by worldwide experts, covering aspects such as assistive technology focused on teaching and education, mobility, communication and social interactivity, among others. Each chapter included in this book covers one particular aspect of Assistive Technology that invites the reader to know the recent advances made in order to bridge the gap in accessible technology for disabled or impaired individuals.

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations Book
Author : Andree Woodcock,Louise Moody,Deana McDonagh,Ajita Jain,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-11-20
ISBN : 3030262928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium

Assistive Technology on the Threshold of the New Millennium Book
Author : Christian Bühler,Harry Knops
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781586030018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Sound Based Assistive Technology

Sound Based Assistive Technology Book
Author : Tohru Ifukube
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-03-06
ISBN : 3319479970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a technology to help speech-, hearing- and sight-impaired people. It explains how they will benefit from an enhancement in their ability to recognize and produce speech or to detect sounds in their surroundings. Additionally, it is considered how sound-based assistive technology might be applied to the areas of speech recognition, speech synthesis, environmental recognition, virtual reality and robots. The primary focus of this book is to provide an understanding of both the methodology and basic concepts of assistive technology rather than listing the variety of assistive devices developed. This book presents a number of different topics which are sufficiently independent from one another that the reader may begin at any chapter without lacking background information. Much of the research quoted in this book was conducted in the author's laboratories at Hokkaido University and University of Tokyo. This book offers the reader a better understanding of a number of unsolved problems that still persist in the field of sound-based assistive technology.

Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments

Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments Book
Author : Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2009-08-21
ISBN : 1607504545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The concept of Assistive Technology is moving away from adopting the most appropriate devices to overcome the limitations of users, to the designing and setting up of total environments in which people can live, supported by suitable services and additional support devices integrated within the environment. These two perspectives are deeply intertwined, both from technological and social points of view, and the relationship between them currently represent the primary challenge for the field of Assistive Technology. This publication covers the proceedings of the 10th European Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (http://www.aaate.net), the organisation which stimulates the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of people with disabilities, including elderly people. This conference seeks to bridge the gap between these two complementary approaches, providing an opportunity to clarify differences and common points, and better define future direction. Topics covered by the conference include: technological innovation in assistive technology; the need for multidisciplinary approaches; equipment interconnectivity and compatibility; cultural aspects and the acceptance of different approaches; and the role of Europe in building inclusion competence worldwide. Disability results not only from a person’s intrinsic attributes but also from the context in which they live. This publication is a significant contribution to the advancement of inclusion for people living with a disability everywhere.

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook Book
Author : Stefano Federici,Marcia Scherer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-11-23
ISBN : 1351230883
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Advances in Usability User Experience Wearable and Assistive Technology

Advances in Usability  User Experience  Wearable and Assistive Technology Book
Author : Tareq Z. Ahram,Christianne S. Falcão
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-07
ISBN : 3030800911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book addresses emerging issues in usability, interface design, human–computer interaction, user experience and assistive technology. It highlights research aimed at understanding human interactions with products, services and systems and focuses on finding effective approaches for improving the user experience. It also discusses key issues in designing and providing assistive devices and services for individuals with disabilities or impairment, offering them support with mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. The book covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis on user-centered design, and design for specific populations, particularly the elderly. Further topics include virtual reality, digital environments, gaming, heuristic evaluation and forms of device interface feedback (e.g. visual and haptic). Based on the AHFE 2021 Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, Human Factors in Virtual Environments and Game Design, and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, held virtually on 25–29 July, 2021, from USA, this book provides academics and professionals with an extensive source of information and a timely guide to tools, applications and future challenges in these fields.

Disability Society and Assistive Technology

Disability  Society and Assistive Technology Book
Author : Bodil Ravneberg,Sylvia Söderström
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-03-27
ISBN : 1317150074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The provision of assistive technology is an important individual and collective service of the welfare state. The state plays a significant role towards linking users and products, and the matching of devices and users is both a science and an art. However, many people feel it is stigmatising to use individually designed assistive technologies as they often, in a subtle way, convey discriminating barriers in society. The major challenges of assistive technology are thus to reduce social exclusion and marginalisation and, importantly, to reduce individual risks and societal costs related to non-use due to deficiencies in usability, aesthetics and design of the technologies. This groundbreaking book discusses the relationships among society, disability and technology by using different empirical examples (e.g., school, everyday life) to show why the combination of disability studies and STS-studies (science, technology and society) is a fruitful approach to understanding and meeting these challenges. The book explores the significance of the technologies for users, society and the field; identifies challenges to designing, adopting and using assistive technologies; and points at theoretical challenges in research as well as professional challenges in assistive technology service provision. The book also scrutinises the role of assistive technology devices, as well as the organisational structure of the assistive technology market, in relation to disabled people’s lives. This book will be valuable reading for students, academics, teachers and social educators interested in Disability Studies, STS Studies, Product Design, Sociology, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, as well as engineers working in the field of assistive technology.

Impact of Technology on Successful Aging

Impact of Technology on Successful Aging Book
Author : K. Warner Schaie, PhD,Neil Charness, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2003-09-23
ISBN : 082612397X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized societies that effect successful aging in terms of quality of life. Topics discussed include: human factors and aging; the impact of the internet; and assistive technology. As a special feature, each chapter is followed by two commentaries from experts in the same and neighboring disciplines.

Assistive Technology From Research to Practice

Assistive Technology  From Research to Practice Book
Author : P. Encarnação,L. Azevedo,G.J. Gelderblom
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2013-09-09
ISBN : 1614993041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term indicating any product or technology-based service that enables people of all ages with activity limitations in their daily life, education, work or leisure. It is a highly interdisciplinary field, encompassing research, development, manufacture, supply, provision and policy. This book presents the proceedings of the 12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, AAATE 2013, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, in September 2013. The full papers included here cover a diverse range of subjects, including: ageing, disability and technology; accessibility in Europe; ambient assisted living; AT and Cloud computing; communication access for all; monitoring and telecare; and user perspective, to name but a few. The aim of the AAATE conference is to promote a more effective dialogue between manufacturers, researchers, developers, professionals and end users, and this book will be of interest to all those directly or indirectly involved in the field of AT.

Robotic Assistive Technologies

Robotic Assistive Technologies Book
Author : Pedro Encarnação,Albert Cook
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-02-03
ISBN : 1315351765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each application are provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical evidence, if existing. Ethical and social implications of robot use are also discussed. The reader will have an in depth view of rehabilitation robots, from principles to practice.

Advances in Usability User Experience and Assistive Technology

Advances in Usability  User Experience and Assistive Technology Book
Author : Tareq Z. Ahram,Christianne Falcão
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-06-27
ISBN : 3319949470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book focuses on emerging issues in usability, interface design, human–computer interaction, user experience and assistive technology. It highlights research aimed at understanding human interaction with products, services and systems, and focuses on finding effective approaches for improving user experience. It also discusses key issues in designing and providing assistive devices and services to individuals with disabilities or impairment, to assist mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. The book covers modelling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis on user-centered design, and design for specific populations, particularly the elderly. Virtual reality, digital environments, heuristic evaluation and forms of device interface feedback of (e.g. visual and haptic) are also among the topics covered. Based on the AHFE 2018 Conference on Usability & User Experience and the AHFE 2018 Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, held on July 21–25, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, this book reports on cutting-edge findings, research methods and user-centred evaluation approaches.