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

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

William C. Mann

self reliant dwelling with clever technologies

Smart know-how for getting older, incapacity, and Independence: The kingdom of the technology brings jointly present examine and technological advancements from engineering, machine technology, and the rehabilitation sciences, detailing how its purposes can advertise carrying on with independence for older folks and people with disabilities.

Leading specialists from a number of disciplines around the world have contributed to this quantity, making it the definitive source. The textual content starts with an intensive advent that provides vital suggestions, defines key words, and identifies demographic tendencies at paintings. utilizing particular product descriptions, photos and illustrations, and case experiences, next chapters talk about state-of-the-art applied sciences, including:
* Wearable systems
* Human-computer interactions
* Assisted imaginative and prescient and hearing
* clever wheelchairs
* hand-held units and clever phones
* visible sensors
* domestic automation
* Assistive robotics
* In-room tracking systems
* Telehealth

After contemplating particular high-technology options, the textual content examines fresh developments in different severe components, reminiscent of uncomplicated assistive applied sciences, riding, transportation and group mobility, domestic variations and layout, and altering criteria of elder care.

Students and execs within the rehabilitation sciences, future health care prone, researchers in laptop technological know-how and engineering, and non-expert readers will all have fun with this text's thorough insurance and transparent presentation of the nation of the technology.

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