Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners / Edition 1

Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners / Edition 1

by Majd Alwan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588298981

ISBN-13: 9781588298980

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The proportion of the world's population of individuals over the age of 60 is expected to double to 20% by 2030. This change in the demographic, and its potential economic impact on industrialized nations has prompted active research in automated systems for functional and health status monitoring and assistance, enabled by recent technological advancement.

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The proportion of the world's population of individuals over the age of 60 is expected to double to 20% by 2030. This change in the demographic, and its potential economic impact on industrialized nations has prompted active research in automated systems for functional and health status monitoring and assistance, enabled by recent technological advancement. Eldercare Technology: A Handbook for Practitioners addresses technologies targeted at the assessment, early detection and the mitigation of common geriatric conditions including decline in functional abilities, gait, mobility, sleep disturbance, vision impairment, hearing loss, falls, and cognitive decline. This book not only describes the state of both embedded and wearable technologies, including technologies under research and on the brink of translation into products, but also focuses on research showing the potential utility of these technologies in the field. Eldercare Technology: A Handbook for Practitioners comes at a time when interest in eldercare technology and the need for effective and appropriate technologies especially are peaking. This important book will be an indispensable aid to all professionals involved in the field of eldercare.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588298980
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Series:
Aging Medicine Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface     v
Contributors     ix
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations     xi
Introduction   Richard Lindsay     1
Functional Assessment Technologies   Marilyn Rantz   Marjorie Skubic   Kathryn Burks   Jie Yu   George Demiris   Brian K. Hensel   Gregory L. Alexander   Zhihai He   Harry W. Tyrer   Marc Hamilton   Jia Lee   Marybeth Brown     5
Mobility and Gait Assessment Technologies   Patrick O. Riley   Kate W. Paylo   D. Casey Kerrigan     33
Intelligent Mobility Aids for the Elderly   Glenn Wasson   Pradip Sheth   Cunjun Huang   Majd Alwan     53
Sleep and Sleep Assessment Technologies   Steven M. Koenig   David Mack   Majd Alwan     77
Vision Impairment Assessment and Assistive Technologies   Stanley Woo     121
Managing Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Assessment, Intervention, and Technologies for Independence and Well Being   Matthew H. Bakke   Claire M. Bernstein   Scott J. Bally   Janet L. Pray     143
Falls, Fall Prevention, and Fall Detection Technologies   Prabhu Rajendran   Amy Corcoran   Bruce Kinosian   Majd Alwan     187
Computerized Methods for Cognitive Testing   Vered Aharonson   Amos D. Korczyn     203
Index     217

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