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Technologies for active aging

Author: Andrew Sixsmith; Gloria M Gutman
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: International perspectives on aging, 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The two phenomena are occurring side by side: a rapidly growing elder population and a burgeoning tech sector. Where a few years ago these worlds would not have met, a new generation of older adults has grown comfortable with technology and open to its possibilities for improving their lives as they age. Technologies for Active Aging offers novel answers to a range of aging issues, from safety and mobility to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Sixsmith; Gloria M Gutman
ISBN: 9781441983480 1441983481
OCLC Number: 845035659
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 228 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Introduction / Andrew Sixsmith, Gloria Gutman --
Technology and the Challenge of Aging / Andrew Sixsmith --
Older Adults and the Adoption of Healthcare Technology: Opportunities and Challenges / Sara Czaja, Scott Beach, Neil Charness --
Assistive Technologies: Ethical Practice, Ethical Research, and Quality of Life / Andrew Eccles, Leela Damodaran --
Expanding the Technology Safety Envelope for Older Adults to Include Disaster Resilience / Maggie Gibson, Gloria Gutman --
Measuring the Effectiveness of Assistive Technology on Active Aging: Capturing the Perspectives of Users / Jeffrey Jutai, Kenneth Southall --
Using Technology to Support People with Dementia / Gail Mountain --
Ambient Assisted Living Systems in Real-Life Situations: Experiences from the SOPRANO Project / Ilse Bierhoff, Sonja Müller, Sandra Schoenrade-Sproll --
The Virtual Environment in Communication of Age-Friendly Design / Eunju Hwang, Andrew Park --
Technology and Fun for a Happy Old Age / Arlene Astell --
Videoconferencing and Social Engagement for Older Adults / Robert Beringer, Andrew Sixsmith --
International Initiatives in Technology and Aging / Andrew Sixsmith, Maria Carrillo, David Phillips.
Series Title: International perspectives on aging, 9.
Responsibility: Andrew Sixsmith, Gloria Gutman, editors.
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