Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence: The State of the Science / Edition 1

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Overview

"Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence: The State of the Science brings together current research and technological developments from engineering, computer science, and the rehabilitation sciences, detailing how its applications can promote continuing independence for older persons and those with disabilities." Students and professionals in the rehabilitation sciences, health care providers, researchers in computer science and engineering, and non-expert readers will all appreciate this text's thorough coverage and clear presentation of the state of the science.
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"…an in-depth overview of the current development and future trends on assistive technologies." (E-STREAMS, January 2007)

"The well-organized book, which is part of two-volume series, would be a helpful resource for rehabilitation professionals, health care providers and technology researchers." (Quest, May-June 2006)

"...a wealth of information...delivered in a clear and understandable format...a valuable contribution to the field of assistive technology." (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, March/April 2006)

"...a readable and current description of specific assistive technologies and general living environments for the elderly...clearly an important book for all computer science students and professionals to read." (Computing Reviews.com, December 27, 2005)

"...an essential resource for professionals in the rehabilitation science, health care providers, and individuals eager to learn more about what is available & what is being developed in assistive technology." (Help's Here! Resources for Seniors and Caregivers, Fall/Winter 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471696940
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/8/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 379
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Aging, disability, and independence : trends and perspectives 1
Ch. 2 Home automation and smart homes to support independence 33
Ch. 3 Robotics 67
Ch. 4 Other devices and high-technology solutions 111
Ch. 5 Telehealth 161
Ch. 6 Basic assistive technology 221
Ch. 7 Elder drivers and technology 247
Ch. 8 Transportation and community mobility 285
Ch. 9 Home modifications and universal design 307
Ch. 10 Injury prevention and health promotion 351
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