Aging  Technology and Health Book

Aging Technology and Health

  • Author : Richard Pak
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128112731

Aging Technology and Health Excerpt :

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

Digital Health Technology for Better Aging Book

Digital Health Technology for Better Aging

  • Author : Giuseppe Andreoni
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030726638

Digital Health Technology for Better Aging Excerpt :

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 this end, technology needs to be effective, usable, cheap, and designed to ensure the security of the managed data. In the era of mHealth, mobile technology, and social design, this book describes, in six sections, the collaboration of polytechnic know-how and social science and health sectors in the creation of a system for encouraging people to engage in healthy behavior and achieve a better quality of life.

Technology for Adaptive Aging Book

Technology for Adaptive Aging

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309091169

Technology for Adaptive Aging Excerpt :

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 product of a workshop that brought together distinguished experts in aging research and in technology to discuss applications of technology to communication, education and learning, employment, health, living environments, and transportation for older adults. It includes all of the workshop papers and the report of the committee that organized the workshop. The committee report synthesizes and evaluates the points made in the workshop papers and recommends priorities for federal support of translational research in technology for older adults.

Ageing and Technology Book

Ageing and Technology

  • Author : Emma Domínguez-Rué
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-01-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839429570

Ageing and Technology Excerpt :

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 focusing on the perspective of human beings deriving from the development and use of technology: this change of perspective - taking the human being and not technology first - may help us to become more sensitive to the ambivalences involved in the interaction between humans and technology, as well as to adapt technologies to the people that created the need for its existence, thus contributing to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

Technologies for Active Aging Book

Technologies for Active Aging

  • Author : Andrew Sixsmith
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-05-16
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441983480

Technologies for Active Aging Excerpt :

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 statement of the current state-of-the-art and as a pointer to directions for future research and emerging technologies, products, and services.

Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging Book

Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging

  • Author : Mendes, David
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-05-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799819387

Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging Excerpt :

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 a collection of innovative research that proposes the detailed study of a strategic framework for the development of technological innovation in healthcare and for its adoption by health organizations. While highlighting topics including emotional health, quality of life, and telemedicine, this book is ideally designed for physicians, nurses, hospital staff, medical professionals, home care providers, hospital administrators, academicians, students, and researchers. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of healthcare units at various levels.

Digital Methods and Tools to Support Healthy Ageing Book

Digital Methods and Tools to Support Healthy Ageing

  • Author : Pradeep Kumar Ray
  • Publisher : IET
  • Release Date : 2021-10-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839534621

Digital Methods and Tools to Support Healthy Ageing Excerpt :

While digital transformations are happening in all walks of society and business, there is real potential for improving the quality of life of the elderly using digital methods and tools. Digital health promises to deliver better healthcare quality cost-efficiently to more people, especially in the case of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes. It will achieve this by combining the benefits of telehealth, eHealth, data-driven personalised healthcare, and evidence-based care. This book presents a discussion of evolving digital technologies, such as smart phones and assisted living, and innovative digitally based services that are helping improve the quality and cost of healthcare for the elderly.

The Future of Aging Book

The Future of Aging

  • Author : Shirlee Sharkey
  • Publisher : Se Health
  • Release Date : 2020-01-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 0973081619

The Future of Aging Excerpt :

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 chapters reflect a holistic understanding of aging--one in which community, healthcare, technology, identity, and financial well-being are not siloed, but are viewed instead as entangled threads that hold equal importance for building a better future of aging. Chapter 1: Aging and Community The future of health is home. Let's design new communities centered around the home where older adults are empowered to share their skills and participate in activities. This keeps older adults engaged and energized and helps them live happier, healthier lives. Chapter 2: Health Interventions Help older adults embrace the benefits of health care interventions by making them appealing and beneficial - win/win. Let's combat unwelcome physical and psychological changes and negative stereotypes that come with aging by empowering older adults with the vision of what's possible. Chapter 3: Gerontechnology It's not 'What's the matter with you?' it's 'What matters to you?'. Devices, tools and other technological interventions need to be the ultimate in accessibility, customization and simplicity. Insisting older adults be full participants in the design process will exponentially improve uptake and adoption. Older adults see technology in the same way that many young people do -- as a portal to wider worlds, social and otherwise, that are not available in their immediate surroundings. Chapter 4: Economic Contexts Design financial products to be flexible enough to be applied in a variety of circumstances

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations Book

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

  • Author : Morsi, Yosry S.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-09-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 495
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466695313

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations Excerpt :

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 tools and technologies for supporting the mobility, agility, and self-sufficiency of the aging population as well as the challenges associated with the integration of these technologies into the everyday lives of elderly individuals, this publication is ideally designed for reference use by healthcare workers, medical students, gerontologists, and IT developers in the field of medicine.

Gerotechnology Book


  • Author : David C. Burdick, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004-10-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826197535

Gerotechnology Excerpt :

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 everyday life. Thought-provoking concluding chapters address ethical concerns for the future as well as offer new perspectives or context to ideas and innovations explored earlier.

Smart Technology for Aging  Disability  and Independence Book

Smart Technology for Aging Disability and Independence

  • Author : William C. Mann
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2005-07-22
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471743965

Smart Technology for Aging Disability and Independence Excerpt :

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.

Aging and the Digital Life Course Book

Aging and the Digital Life Course

  • Author : David Prendergast
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785335013

Aging and the Digital Life Course Excerpt :

Across the life course, new forms of community, ways of keeping in contact, and practices for engaging in work, healthcare, retail, learning and leisure are evolving rapidly. This book examines how developments in smart phones, the Internet, cloud computing, and online social networking are redefining experiences and expectations around growing older in the twenty-first century. Drawing on contributions from leading commentators and researchers across the world, this book explores key themes such as caregiving, the use of social media, robotics, chronic disease and dementia management, gaming, migration, and data inheritance, to name a few.

Cross Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing Book

Cross Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing

  • Author : Lisa Scharoun
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-23
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789383102

Cross Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing Excerpt :

This book is based on many years of research and practical pedagogical experiences around cross-cultural and multidisciplinary design for healthy ageing. It provides important insight into origins, design, implementation, and impact of cross-cultural design student study tours, and takes an original approach by foregrounding pedagogical practice for exploring healthy ageing solutions. The populations of Australia and many other countries in the Asia Pacific region are ageing. The next few decade will see up to half of the population in many countries represented by the over 65s. The impact of this change in population balance will be profound and it represents a potential global shift in design for society. This will challenge designers, planners and health care professionals to develop solutions to better meet the needs and harness the capacity of our growing and diversifying populations of older citizens, in relation to housing, community interaction and co-operation, health and well-being, and the integration new technologies. Different disciplinary and cultural perspectives can be a means to create new ideas and approaches that provide a deeper understanding of the needs of the global ageing population. This book examines some of the challenges associated with ageing in multi-cultural societies. We explore some of the major issues facing society in the area of ‘healthy ageing’ and propose a method of working with cross-disciplinary groups of health practitioners, designers, architects and cultural practitioners. Through case-studies of a series of workshops run in China and Singapore with Australian, Chinese and Singaporean students, we review the benefits of this approach and provide a framework for engaging designers, planners and health professionals in the process of creating new design solutions for the growing global ageing population. This book is especially useful for academics and educators in the design and health areas. Design professionals in urb

Systemic Delivery Technologies in Anti Aging Medicine  Methods and Applications Book

Systemic Delivery Technologies in Anti Aging Medicine Methods and Applications

  • Author : Wing-Fu Lai
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030544904

Systemic Delivery Technologies in Anti Aging Medicine Methods and Applications Excerpt :

This book presents a multidisciplinary assessment of the state of science in the use of systemic delivery technologies to deliver anti-aging therapeutics now under development. There is a gap between basic aging research and the development of intervention technologies. This major obstacle must be overcome before biogerontological interventions can be put into clinical practice. As biogerontology comes to understand aging as a systemic degenerative process, it is clear that there is a pressing need for technologies that enable cells and tissues in a fully developed adult body to be manipulated systemically to combat aging. The authors review advances in the chemistry and engineering of systemic delivery methods and analyze the strengths and limitations of each. The book is organized into six sections. The first offers an overview of the need for systemic delivery technologies alongside the development of anti-aging therapies and describes approaches that will be required for studying the properties and efficiency of carriers for systemic delivery. Sections II, III and IV describe recent advances in a range of strategies that may enable systemic delivery to help combat aging conditions ranging from cell senescence to decline in immune function and hormonal secretion. Section V discusses practical strategies to engineer and optimize the performance of delivery technologies for applications in systemic delivery, along with their working principles. The final section discusses technical and biological barriers that must be overcome as systemic delivery technologies move from research laboratory to clinical applications aimed at tackling aging and age-associated diseases. Benefiting scholars, students and a broader audience of interested readers, the book includes helpful glossary sections in each chapter, as well as sidebars that highlight important notes, and questions for future research.

The Future of Home Health Care Book

The Future of Home Health Care

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309367561

The Future of Home Health Care Excerpt :

Individuals with disabilities, chronic conditions, and functional impairments need a range of services and supports to keep living independently. However, there often is not a strong link between medical care provided in the home and the necessary social services and supports for independent living. Home health agencies and others are rising to the challenges of meeting the needs and demands of these populations to stay at home by exploring alternative models of care and payment approaches, the best use of their workforces, and technologies that can enhance independent living. All of these challenges and opportunities lead to the consideration of how home health care fits into the future health care system overall. On September 30 and October 1, 2014, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council convened a public workshop on the future of home health care. The workshop brought together a spectrum of public and private stakeholders and thought leaders to improve understanding of the current role of Medicare home health care in supporting aging in place and in helping high-risk, chronically ill, and disabled Americans receive health care in their communities. Through presentations and discussion, participants explored the evolving role of Medicare home health care in caring for Americans in the future, including how to integrate Medicare home health care into new models for the delivery of care and the future health care marketplace. The workshop also considered the key policy reforms and investments in workforces, technologies, and research needed to leverage the value of home health care to support older Americans, and research priorities that can help clarify the value of home health care. This summary captures important points raised by the individual speakers and workshop participants.