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
ISBN: 1586037919
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges for Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

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.

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia
Author: Fabrice Jotterand,Marcello Ienca,Bernice Elger,Tenzin Wangmo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-02
ISBN: 0190459808
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia Book Excerpt:

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
ISBN: 9781586033736
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

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.

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
ISBN: 9789051993615
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancement of Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

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.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality
Author: Andrew Yeh Ching Nee
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-12-09
ISBN: 9533074221
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality Book Excerpt:

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.

Assistive Technology Intervention in Healthcare

Assistive Technology Intervention in Healthcare
Author: Shruti Jain,Sudip Paul
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN: 1000514048
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Intervention in Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Assistive Technology Intervention in Healthcare focuses on various applications of intelligent techniques in biomedical engineering and health informatics. It aims to create awareness about disability reduction and recovery of accidental disability with the help of various rehabilitative systems. Novel technologies in disability treatment, management and assistance, including healthcare devices and their utility from home to hospital, are described. The book deals with simulation, modeling, measurement, control, analysis, information extraction and monitoring of physiological data in clinical medicine and biology. Features Covers the latest evolutionary approaches to solve optimization problems in the biomedical engineering field Explains machine learning–based approaches to improvement in health engineering areas Reviews the IoT, cloud computing and data analytics in healthcare informatics Discusses modeling and simulations in the design of biomedical equipment Explores monitoring of physiological data This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in biomedical engineering, clinical engineering and bioinformatics.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality
Author: Soha Maad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 9537619699
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality Book Excerpt:

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) tools and techniques supply virtual environments that have key characteristics in common with our physical environment. Viewing and interacting with 3D objects is closer to reality than abstract mathematical and 2D approaches. Augmented Reality (AR) technology, a more expansive form of VR is emerging as a cutting-edge technology that integrates images of virtual objects into a real world. In that respect Virtual and Augmented reality can potentially serve two objectives: reflecting realism through a closer correspondence with real experience, and extending the power of computer-based technology to better reflect abstract experience. With the growing amount of digital data that can be stored and accessed there is a rising need to harness this data and transform it into an engine capable of developing our view and perception of the world and of boosting the economic activity across domain verticals. Graphs, pie charts and spreadsheet are not anymore the unique medium to convey the world. Advanced interactive patterns of visualization and representations are emerging as a viable alternative with the latest advances in emerging technologies such as AR and VR. And the potential and rewards are tremendous. This book discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the development of this technology.

Advances in Usability User Experience Wearable and Assistive Technology

Advances in Usability  User Experience  Wearable and Assistive Technology
Author: Tareq Z. Ahram,Christianne S. Falcão
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1163
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN: 3030800911
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Usability User Experience Wearable and Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

This book addresses emerging issues in usability, interface design, human–computer interaction, user experience and assistive technology. It highlights research aimed at understanding human interactions with products, services and systems and focuses on finding effective approaches for improving the user experience. It also discusses key issues in designing and providing assistive devices and services for individuals with disabilities or impairment, offering them support with mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. The book covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis on user-centered design, and design for specific populations, particularly the elderly. Further topics include virtual reality, digital environments, gaming, heuristic evaluation and forms of device interface feedback (e.g. visual and haptic). Based on the AHFE 2021 Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, Human Factors in Virtual Environments and Game Design, and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, held virtually on 25–29 July, 2021, from USA, this book provides academics and professionals with an extensive source of information and a timely guide to tools, applications and future challenges in these fields.

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics

Augmented Reality  Virtual Reality  and Computer Graphics
Author: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis,Patrick Bourdot
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN: 3030584682
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics Book Excerpt:

The 2-volume set LNCS 12242 and 12243 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, AVR 2020, held in Lecce, Italy, in September 2020.* The 45 full papers and 14 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions. The papers discuss key issues, approaches, ideas, open problems, innovative applications and trends in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, 3D reconstruction visualization, and applications in the areas of cultural heritage, medicine, education, and industry. * The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation
Author: Hu, Fei
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 1466697415
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

The study of technology and its implications in the medical field has become an increasingly crucial area of research. By integrating technological innovations into clinical practices, patients can receive improved diagnoses and treatments, as well as faster and safer recoveries. Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the use of computer-assisted rehabilitation methods for disabled patients. Highlighting the application of robots, sensors, and virtual environments, this book is ideally designed for graduate students, engineers, technicians, and company administrators interested in the incorporation of auto-training methods in patient recovery.

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments
Author: Stasolla, Fabrizio
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2021-10-22
ISBN: 1799874311
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments Book Excerpt:

People with neurological disorders may experience significant problems, isolation, detachment, and passivity while dealing with environmental requests. They constantly rely on caregivers and family assistance, which can create negative outcomes on their quality of life. An emerging way to overcome these issues is assistive technology-based interventions (AT). AT-based programs are designed to fill the gap between human/individual capacities or skills and environmental requests. These technologies can also bring about independence and self-determination and provide people with neurological disorders an active role, positive participation, and an enhanced status in being able to achieve functional daily activities by reducing the roles of their families and caregivers. The positive impacts of this technology are an important area of research, and its usage for neurological disorders is critical for the assessment and recovery of patients. Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments explores the use of AT-based programs for promoting independence and self-determination of individuals with neurological disorders. The chapters discuss AT-based interventions in detail with the specific technologies that are being used, the positive effects on patients, and evidence-based practices. This book also focuses on specific technologies such as virtual reality (VR) setups and augmented reality (AR) as valid ecological environments for patients that ensure methodological control and behavioral tracking for both assessment and rehabilitation purposes. This book is essential for occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, neurologists, caregivers, psychologists, practitioners, medical professionals, medical technologists, IT consultants, academicians, and students interested in assistive technology interventions for people with neurological impairments.

Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation

Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation
Author: Volker Dietz,Nick S. Ward
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN: 0198824955
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Updated to reflect recent developments in the field, Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the subject along with a clear perspective on making treatment decisions on an individual basis. This is an indispensable book for those working with patients requiring neurorehabilitation.

2015 3rd IEEE VR International Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Assistive Technology VAAT

2015 3rd IEEE VR International Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Assistive Technology  VAAT
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Augmented reality
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 3rd IEEE VR International Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Assistive Technology VAAT Book Excerpt:

Advances in Usability User Experience Wearable and Assistive Technology

Advances in Usability  User Experience  Wearable and Assistive Technology
Author: Tareq Ahram,Christianne Falcão
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 933
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN: 3030518280
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Usability User Experience Wearable and Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

This book addresses emerging issues in usability, interface design, human–computer interaction, user experience and assistive technology. It highlights research aimed at understanding human interactions with products, services and systems and focuses on finding effective approaches for improving the user experience. It also discusses key issues in designing and providing assistive devices and services for individuals with disabilities or impairment, offering them support with mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. The book covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis on user-centered design, and design for specific populations, particularly the elderly. Further topics include virtual reality, digital environments, gaming, heuristic evaluation and forms of device interface feedback (e.g. visual and haptic). Based on the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the AHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, held on July 16–20, 2020, it provides academics and professionals with an extensive source of information and a timely guide to tools, applications and future challenges in these fields.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology
Author: C. Sik-Lányi,E.-J. Hoogerwerf,K. Miesenberger
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 1614995664
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

Assistive Technology (AT) is the term used to describe products or technology-based services which support those with disabilities or other limitations to their daily activities, enabling them to enjoy a better quality of life. This book presents the proceedings of the 13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology (AAATE 2015), held in Budapest, Hungary in September 2015. This biennial conference has established itself as a leading forum in the transdisciplinary area of Assistive Technology, providing a unique platform for the gathering of experts from around the world to review progress and challenges in the interdisciplinary fields which contribute to AT, such as research, development, manufacturing, supply, provision and policy. The theme of the 2015 conference is 'Attracting new areas and building bridges', and this book contains 138 reviewed papers and 28 poster presentations delivered at the conference, covering AT themes as diverse as aging, blindness, mobility, assisted living and accessibility for people with dementia and cognitive impairment. Offering a current overview of many aspects of AT, this book will be of interest to all those – from researchers and manufacturers to healthcare professionals and end-users – whose work or daily life involves the relationship between technology and disability.

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
ISBN: 1615208186
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"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.

Clinical Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Clinical Technologies  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2366
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1609605624
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

"This multi-volume book delves into the many applications of information technology ranging from digitizing patient records to high-performance computing, to medical imaging and diagnostic technologies, and much more"--

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Joel E. Morgan,Joseph H. Ricker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN: 1134981988
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Containing 50 chapters by some of the most prominent clinical neuropsychologists, the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology sets a new standard in the field in its scope, breadth, and scholarship. Unlike most other books in neuropsychology, the Textbook is organized primarily around syndromes, disorders, and related clinical phenomena. Written for the clinician at all levels of training, from the beginner to the journeyman, the Textbook presents contemporary clinical neuropsychology in a comprehensive volume. Chapters are rich with reviews of the literature and clinical case material spanning a range from pediatric to adult and geriatric disorders. Chapter authors are among the most respected in their field, leaders of American Neuropsychology, known for their scholarship and professional leadership. Rarely have so many distinguished members of one discipline been in one volume. This is essential reading for students of neuropsychology, and all others preparing for careers in the field.

Universal Access and Assistive Technology

Universal Access and Assistive Technology
Author: Simeon Keates,Patrick Langdon,P. John Clarkson,Peter Robinson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 1447137191
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Access and Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

The first Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) was held at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in March 2002. It was inspired by the earlier, highly successful Cambridge Workshops on Rehabilitation Robotics organised by the late Robin Jackson. Robin was the founder of Rehabilitation Research at Cambridge which now continues in the Engineering Design Centre within the Department of Engineering, led by John Clarkson and Simeon Keates, and in the Rainbow Group within the Computer Laboratory led by Peter Robinson. CWUAAT represents the first in a new series of workshops that we are aiming to hold every two years which, reflecting the spirit of recent moves to extend the rights for universal accessibility, will encourage discussion of a broad range of interests. There will be a general focus on product/solution development. Hence it is intended that the principal requirements for the successful design of assistive technology shall be addressed, where these range from the identification and capture of the needs of the users, through to the development and evaluation of truly usable and accessible systems for users with special needs. The best submissions received for the first CWUAAT are contained in this book, where the contributors are all leading researchers in the fields of Universal Access and Assistive Technology and represent a large part of the international research community. They include, though not exclusively, computer scientists, designers, engineers, industrial representatives, ergonomists and sociologists.

Assistive Technology From Research to Practice

Assistive Technology  From Research to Practice
Author: P. Encarnação,L. Azevedo,G.J. Gelderblom
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1422
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN: 1614993041
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology From Research to Practice Book Excerpt:

Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term indicating any product or technology-based service that enables people of all ages with activity limitations in their daily life, education, work or leisure. It is a highly interdisciplinary field, encompassing research, development, manufacture, supply, provision and policy. This book presents the proceedings of the 12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, AAATE 2013, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, in September 2013. The full papers included here cover a diverse range of subjects, including: ageing, disability and technology; accessibility in Europe; ambient assisted living; AT and Cloud computing; communication access for all; monitoring and telecare; and user perspective, to name but a few. The aim of the AAATE conference is to promote a more effective dialogue between manufacturers, researchers, developers, professionals and end users, and this book will be of interest to all those directly or indirectly involved in the field of AT.