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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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: User-need analyses, classifications, and
policies Assistive devices and systems for people with motor disabilities
Assistive devices and systems for people with visual and hearing impairments
Human-machine interaction and virtual reality Assistive robotics Technology for
user mobility and object manipulation Smart homes as assistant environments A
discussion of emerging standards and guidelines to build accessible devices,
tools, and environments
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