The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence
An advanced look at smart technology to promote the independence of the elderly and disabled
Ongoing research and advancements in technology are essential for the continuing independence of elderly and disabled persons. The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence provides a thorough analysis of these technologies and the needs of the elderly and disabled, including a breakdown of demographics, government spending, growth rate, and much more.
Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her respective field, and gives readers unparalleled insight into the research and developments in a multitude of important areas, including:
This book is an indispensable resource for researchers and professionals in computer science, rehabilitation science, and clinical engineering. It also serves as a valuable textbook for graduate students in the aforementioned fields.
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PART I DEFINITIONS CLASSIFICATIONS AND POLICIES
PART II USERS NEEDS AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
PART III HUMANMACHINE INTERACTION AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
PART IV ASSISTIVE ROBOTICS
PART V USER MOBILITY