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Author Mihailidis, A
Title Technology and Aging : Selected Papers from the 2007 International Conference on Technology and Aging
Imprint Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2008
©2008
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (264 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Assistive Technology Research Series
Assistive Technology Research Series
Note Title page -- Introduction -- Contents -- Aging in Place -- Enhancing Smart Home Algorithms Using Temporal Relations -- Automatic Activity Detection for In-Place Care -- Deploying Wide-Scale In-Home Assessment Technology -- Understanding How Prescription Medication Compliance Is Affected by Out of the Home Activities -- A Smart Home to Assist in Recipe Completion -- Autonomous Guidance Through Handwashing Using a Partially Observable Markov Decision Process -- Accommodating Aging Workers Who Have a Disability -- Assistive Technology -- An Empirical Study of Seniors' Perceptions of Mobile Phones as Memory Aids -- CIRCA: A Communication Prosthesis for Dementia -- Design of Novel Sling Interface Systems for Patient Lifting -- Seniors on Seniors (SOS) Technologies: Peer Mentoring to Introduce New Technologies -- Monitoring and Telehealth -- Usage of Fractal Analysis in Evaluating Health and Disease -- A Computer Vision-Based Approach for Abnormal Gait Analysis -- Using a Home Monitoring System to Improve Night Home Safety for Community-Dwelling Persons with Dementia -- Integrating Computer-Based Health Coaching into Elder Home Care -- An Approach for Deriving Continuous Health Assessment Indicators from In-Home Sensor Data -- A Telementoring Robot for Home Care -- A Comparison of In-Home vs. TeleRehabilitation -- RFID: A Tool for Measuring Wandering in Persons with Dementia -- Transportation and Mobility -- A Comparison of Stereovision and Infrared as Sensors for an Anti-Collision Powered Wheelchair for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments -- Intelligent Wheelchair: Lessons Learned from Development -- A Handrail Cueing System to Prevent Falls in Older Adults -- An Automated Tool for Detecting and Preventing Unsafe Stair Use -- Reducing Adverse Effects of Walkers on Stability
Older Driver Simulator Performance in Relation to Driving Habits and DMV Driving Records -- Design -- A New Viewpoint to Inclusive Design -- Evaluating Design Features that Affect Older Adults' Performance on Common Computer Tasks -- Involving Patients in Concept Generation: Unusual Collaborations Spur Self-Care Technology Innovation -- Off-the-Shelf Infrastructure in Smart Apartments for People with Dementia -- Author Index
This publication presents articles on Aging-in-Place, Assistive Technology, Monitoring and Telehealth, Transportation and Mobility, and Design. The section on assistive technology (AT) represents arguably the most mature and generic aspect of technology and aging; except that AT can hardly be regarded really as a specific discipline any longer. Assistive devices and systems command an expansive gamut of technological and engineering specialties, drawing upon mechanical engineering and industrial design at one end of the field and cybernetic systems engineering and brain-computer user interfaces at the other. The largest section in the book, on monitoring and telehealth, reveals novel applications of advanced pattern recognition techniques, some of which have, up to now, found roles primarily in the military, process engineering, and financial sectors. Transportation and mobility still represents by far the largest and most commercially lucrative market segment of technology for seniors. There is however a clear trend towards synthesis of information and communication technologies (ICT) and mobility technologies, which is embodied in the latest developments of automatic collision avoidance and full or semi-autonomous navigation functions in powered mobility devices. The last section is dedicated to design issues. It is proposed that designing for the special needs market before making a design as inclusive as possible to the mainstream market is a viable alternative to the currently accepted notion of inclusive design, provided that aesthetics are appropriately addressed. To conclude, we see a social shift from institutional to home-based care, in which information communication technology based solutions now afford the possibility of aging-in-place for the many thousands of people having mild to moderate cognitive impairment
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mihailidis, A. Technology and Aging : Selected Papers from the 2007 International Conference on Technology and Aging Amsterdam : IOS Press,c2008 9781586038151
Subject Geriatrics -- Technological innovations -- Congresses.;Older people -- Care -- Technological innovations -- Congresses.;Older people -- Health and hygiene -- Technological innovations -- Congresses
Electronic books
Alt Author Boger, J
Kautz, H
Normie, L
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