Challenges for Assistive Technology

Challenges for Assistive Technology
Author: Gorka Eizmendi,José Miguel Azkoitia,Ger M. Craddock
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2007-01-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781586037918

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In the 21st century Assistive Technology (AT) should be defined as a scientific and technologic approach to the development of products and services oriented to support the elderly and people with disabilities in their daily activities, maximizing their personal autonomy, independence, health and quality of life.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: Alain Pruski,Harry Knops,Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 781
Release: 2005
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1586035436

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Points towards the difficulty encountered in research and development carried out by laboratories to reach the users. This book aims at alerting developers so that they pay attention to the outcome of their work. Inventive research and technologies which have a high potential in the field of Assistive Technology are described in this publication.

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia
Author: Fabrice Jotterand,Marcello Ienca,Tenzin Wangmo,Bernice Elger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-02
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780190459826

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The financial burden and the level of specialized care required to look after older adults with dementia has reached the point of a public health crisis. Older adults diagnosed and living with the disorder reached 35.6 million worldwide in 2010 and is expected to increase to 135.5 million in 2050, with costs soaring to $1.1 trillion. In the face of the increasing burden this disorder poses to health care systems and the management of this patient population, intelligent assistive technologies (IATs) represent a remarkable and promising strategy to meet the need of persons suffering from dementia. These technologies aim at helping individuals compensate for specific physical and cognitive deficits, and maintain a higher level of independence at home and in everyday activities. However, the rapid development and widespread implementation of these technologies are not without associated challenges at multiple levels. An international and multidisciplinary group of authors provide future-oriented and in-depth analysis of IATs. Part I delineates the current landscape of intelligent assistive technologies for dementia care and age-related disability from a global perspective, while the contributions in Part II analyze and address the major psycho-social implications linked to the development and clinical use of IATs. In the last section, essays examine the major ethical, social and regulatory issues associated with the use of IATs in dementia care. This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of how IATs are reshaping dementia care.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: Ger M. Craddock
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1103
Release: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 1586033735

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This publication covers different themes in the field of assistive technology. The theme New technologies will explore the significant advances in technology research & development and how these can be harnessed to benefit people with disabilities. This will include evolving technologies, affording interesting insights into the future. The theme User Centred Approach will look at fundamental ways in which the EU advocate a philosophy of citizenship and governance and how this philosophy can be advanced to ensure that people with disabilities become central to the assistive technology process Another issue that is explored in this publication is Interdisciplinary Approaches which can be developed within assistive technology and the provision of services to people with disabilities. Finally, it concentrates on ways in which practitioners and users, working together within assistive technology, can achieve best practice in the development and implementation of Guidelines and Standards across a broad spectrum.

Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology Design Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology  Design  Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Seok, Soonhwa,Meyen, Edward L.,DaCosta, Boaventura
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2010-05-31
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781615208180

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"The intent of this book is to assist researchers, practitioners, and the users of assistive technology to augment the accessibility of assistive technology by implementing human cognition into its design and practice"--Provided by publisher.

Advancement of Assistive Technology

Advancement of Assistive Technology
Author: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1997
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9051993617

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People go traveling for two reasons: because they are searching for something, or they are running from something. Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide. Although they’d hardly spoken to each other since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would have taken her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves her orderly, sheltered life in London behind and embarks on a journey to find out the truth. With only the entries in Mia’s travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life and—page by page, country by country—begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death. . . . Weaving together the exotic settings and suspenseful twists of Alex Garland’sThe Beachwith a powerful tale of familial love in the spirit of Rosamund Lupton’sSister, Swimming at Nightis a fast-paced, accomplished, and gripping debut novel of secrets, loss, and forgiveness.

Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals

Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals
Author: Singh, Ajay,Viner, Mark,Yeh, Chia Jung
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-12-13
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781799814337

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Educators who work with students with disabilities have the unique challenge of providing comprehensive and quality educational experiences for students who have a wide range of abilities and levels of focus. Pedagogies and educational strategies can be applied across a student population, though they tend to have varied success. Developing adaptive teaching methods that provide quality experiences for students with varied disabilities are necessary to promote success for as many of these students as possible. Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals is a comprehensive research publication that examines special education practices and provides in-depth evaluations of pedagogical practices for improved educational experiences for students with disabilities. Highlighting a range of topics such as bilingual education, psychometrics, and physical education, this book is ideal for special education teachers, instructors, rehabilitation professionals, academicians, school administrators, instructional designers, curriculum developers, principals, educational software developers, researchers, and students.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality
Author: Andrew Yeh Ching Nee
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-12-09
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9789533074221

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Augmented Reality (AR) is a natural development from virtual reality (VR), which was developed several decades earlier. AR complements VR in many ways. Due to the advantages of the user being able to see both the real and virtual objects simultaneously, AR is far more intuitive, but it's not completely detached from human factors and other restrictions. AR doesn't consume as much time and effort in the applications because it's not required to construct the entire virtual scene and the environment. In this book, several new and emerging application areas of AR are presented and divided into three sections. The first section contains applications in outdoor and mobile AR, such as construction, restoration, security and surveillance. The second section deals with AR in medical, biological, and human bodies. The third and final section contains a number of new and useful applications in daily living and learning.