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Autor: William C. Mann
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Sprache: Englisch
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Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence

The State of the Science
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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.
Preface.

Contributors.

Chapter 1. Aging, Disability, and Independence: Trends andPerspectives.

PART I: SMART TECHNOLOGY FOR AGING, DISABIITY ANDINDEPENDENCE.

Chapter 2. Home Automation and Smart Environments to SupportIndependence.

Chapter 3. Robotics.

Chapter 4. Other Devices and High Technology Solutions.

Chapter 5. Telehealth.

PART II. RELATED ASPECTS OF AGING, DISABILITY ANDINDEPENDENCE.

Chapter 6. Basic Assistive Technology.

Chapter 7. Elder Drivers and Technology.

Chapter 8. Transportation and Community Mobility.

Chapter 9. Home Modifications and Universal Design.

Chapter 10. Injury Prevention and Health Promotion.

Index.

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Autor: William C. Mann
ISBN-13 :: 9780471743965
ISBN: 0471743968
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 380
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1. Auflage
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