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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 March 2018
  • ISBN : 9780128112731
  • Page : 318 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Aging, Health and Technology takes a problem-centered approach to examine how older adults use technology for health. It examines the many ways in which technology is being used by older adults, focusing on challenges, solutions and perspectives of the older user. Using aging-health technology as a lens, the book examines issues of technology adoption, basic human factors, cognitive aging, mental health, aging and usability, privacy, trust and automation. Each chapter takes a case study approach to summarize lessons learned from unique examples that can be applied to similar projects, while also providing general information about older adults and technology. Discusses human factors design challenges specific to older adults Covers the wide range of health-related uses for technology—from fitness to leading a more engaged life Utilizes a case study approach for practical application Envisions what the future will hold for technology and older adults Employs a roster of interdisciplinary contributors

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Aging, Technology and Health

Aging, Technology and Health
  • Author : Richard Pak,Anne Collins- Mclaughlin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • ISBN : 9780128112731
GET THIS BOOKAging, Technology and Health

Aging, Health and Technology takes a problem-centered approach to examine how older adults use technology for health. It examines the many ways in which technology is being used by older adults, focusing on challenges, solutions and perspectives of the older user. Using aging-health technology as a lens, the book examines issues of technology adoption, basic human factors, cognitive aging, mental health, aging and usability, privacy, trust and automation. Each chapter takes a case study approach to summarize lessons learned from

Digital Health Technology for Better Aging

Digital Health Technology for Better Aging
  • Author : Giuseppe Andreoni,Cinzia Mambretti
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9783030726638
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This book describes the multidisciplinary approach needed to tackle better aging. Aging populations are one of the 21st century’s biggest challenges. National health systems are forced to adapt in order to provide adequate and affordable care. Innovation, driven by digital technology, is a key to improving quality of life and encouraging healthy living. Well-designed technology keeps people empowered, independent, and mobile; however, despite widespread adoption of ICT in day-to-day life, digital health technologies have yet to catch on. To

Technology for Adaptive Aging

Technology for Adaptive Aging
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Steering Committee for the Workshop on Technology for Adaptive Aging
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-25
  • ISBN : 9780309091169
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Emerging and currently available technologies offer great promise for helping older adults, even those without serious disabilities, to live healthy, comfortable, and productive lives. What technologies offer the most potential benefit? What challenges must be overcome, what problems must be solved, for this promise to be fulfilled? How can federal agencies like the National Institute on Aging best use their resources to support the translation from laboratory findings to useful, marketable products and services? Technology for Adaptive Aging is the

Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence

Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence
  • Author : William C. Mann
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2005-07-22
  • ISBN : 9780471743965
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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,

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations
  • Author : Morsi, Yosry S.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-09-14
  • ISBN : 9781466695313
GET THIS BOOKOptimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

Demographics reveal that the proportion of elderly individuals in the population is growing at a significant rate. Advances in medicine have allowed populations to live longer than ever; however, ensuring that these individuals have the tools necessary to sustain a productive and happy lifestyle as they age remains a concern. Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations focuses on the development and improvement of devices intended to assist elderly individuals in coping with various physical limitations and disabilities. Highlighting the available

Technologies for Active Aging

Technologies for Active Aging
  • Author : Andrew Sixsmith,Gloria Gutman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781441983480
GET THIS BOOKTechnologies for Active Aging

The challenge of population aging requires innovative approaches to meet the needs of increasing numbers of older people. Emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as pervasive computing and ambient assistive technology, have considerable potential for enhancing the quality of life of many older people by providing additional safety and security while also supporting mobility, independent living, and social participation. The proposed book will be a landmark publication in the area of technology and aging that will serve as a

Ageing and Technology

Ageing and Technology
  • Author : Emma Domínguez-Rué,Linda Nierling
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-01-31
  • ISBN : 9783839429570
GET THIS BOOKAgeing and Technology

The booming increase of the senior population has become a social phenomenon and a challenge to our societies, and technological advances have undoubtedly contributed to improve the lives of elderly citizens in numerous aspects. In current debates on technology, however, the »human factor« is often largely ignored. The ageing individual is rather seen as a malfunctioning machine whose deficiencies must be diagnosed or as a set of limitations to be overcome by means of technological devices. This volume aims at

The Future of Aging

The Future of Aging
  • Author : Shirlee Sharkey,Zayna Khayat,Paul Holyoke
  • Publisher : Se Health
  • Release Date : 2020-01-15
  • ISBN : 0973081619
GET THIS BOOKThe Future of Aging

The Future of Aging book presents answers and opportunities to rich and provocative questions related to aging. Each of the books 5 chapters highlights a key aspect of the experience of aging, then explores the challenges and opportunities that an individual or organization might encounter when working with older adults to build a better future. Though each chapter can be read on its own, the book itself represents the richness and complexity of what it means to get older. Together, these

Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging

Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging
  • Author : Mendes, David,Fonseca, César,Lopes, Manuel José,García-Alonso, José,Murillo, Juan Manuel
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781799819387
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Technological innovation continues to be present in all areas of our lives, offering seemingly endless possibilities. As technology is increasingly implemented in healthcare applications, it is necessary to understand whether users respond to a predefined organizational strategy of model of care or whether they will become wholly dependent on the healthcare technology. This understanding is especially crucial when dealing with the possibility of generating inequities, especially with individuals that are elderly. Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging is

Digital Transformations in Care for Older People

Digital Transformations in Care for Older People
  • Author : Helena Hirvonen,Mia Tammelin,Riitta Hänninen,Eveline J.M. Wouters
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781000482782
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The book investigates digitalisation in care for older people by giving insight into service users’ and professionals’ opportunities to digital agency in the context of European welfare states. With a focus on service users and providers experiences of digital care, the contributions address the manifold and often contradictory consequences of active ageing policies and innovation programmes. To assess digital agency of older people, ageism and co-creation in the innovation processes as well the use of digital platforms are addressed, while

Gerotechnology

Gerotechnology
  • Author : David C. Burdick, PhD,Sunkyo Kwon, PhD, Dipl-Psych
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004-10-04
  • ISBN : 9780826197535
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Two "megatrends" of modern culture are rapid population aging and the inexorable advances in various technologies encountered by the population at large. This comprehensive volume explores the intersections of technology with aging and serves as both a primer and reference for educators, students, researchers, and practitioners. It includes concepts from the basics of gerotechnologyóperson-environment fitóto the core activity fieldsócomputer and assistive devices and their practical applicationsóto models, or prototypes for technical development and its application to

Impact of Technology on Successful Aging

Impact of Technology on Successful Aging
  • Author : K. Warner Schaie, PhD,Neil Charness, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2003-09-23
  • ISBN : 9780826123978
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This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized societies that effect successful aging in terms of quality of life. Topics discussed include: human factors and aging; the impact of the internet; and assistive technology. As a special feature, each chapter is

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults
  • Author : Diane Chau,Thomas Osborne
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2017-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780826142436
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State-of-the-art developments in multiple new technologies for older adult care Grounded in a unique team-based geriatrics perspective, this book delivers a broad range of current, evidence-based knowledge about innovative technology that has the potential to advance the care and well being of older adults. It provides key information about the development, selection, and implementation of technology products, and describes research evidence, education-based initiatives, and systems thinking. The book also examines challenges and barriers to implementation, adoption and innovation. From telehealth

Handbook of Mental Health and Aging

Handbook of Mental Health and Aging
  • Author : Nathan Hantke,Amit Etkin,Ruth O'Hara
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-11
  • ISBN : 9780128004937
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The Handbook of Mental Health and Aging, Third Edition provides a foundational background for practitioners and researchers to understand mental health care in older adults as presented by leading experts in the field. Wherever possible, chapters integrate research into clinical practice. The book opens with conceptual factors, such as the epidemiology of mental health disorders in aging and cultural factors that impact mental health. The book transitions into neurobiological-based topics such as biomarkers, age-related structural changes in the brain, and

Technogenarians

Technogenarians
  • Author : Kelly Joyce,Meika Loe
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781444351897
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Technogenarians investigates the older person?s experiences of health, illness, science, and technology. It presents a greater theoretical and empirical understanding of the biomedical aspects of aging bodies, minds, and emotions, and the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions. A unique scholarly investigation into elders as technology users Emphasizes the need to put aging, science, and technology in the center of analyses of health and illness Explores the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions Offers a critical study of the