The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence

The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence

Editor(s): Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Mounir Mokhtari, Bessam Abdulrazak

Published Online: 29 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780471711551

Online ISBN: 9780470379424

DOI: 10.1002/9780470379424

About this Book

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 fields.

Table of contents

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    2. Introduction to the Book (pages 1–26)

      Dr. Sumi Helal, Mark Schmalz, Dr. Mounir Mokhtari and Bessam Abdulrazak

    3. Chapter 5

      Technology for Integration of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education (pages 101–116)

      Marci Kinas Jerome, Kristine Neuber, Brianna Stegall, Anna Emenova and Michael Behrmann

    4. Chapter 15

      Voice Interactive Systems (pages 281–296)

      Rudzionis Algimantas, Kastytis Ratkevicius and Vytautas Rudzionis

    5. Chapter 18

      Tactile Displays (pages 339–352)

      Stephen A. Brewster, Steven A. Wall, Lorna M. Brown and Eve E. Hoggan

    6. Chapter 20

      Mobile Platform-Based Assistive Robot Systems (pages 375–403)

      Zeungnam Bien, Kwang-Hyun Park, Myung Jin Chung, Dae-Jin Kim, Jin-Woo Jung, Pyung-Hun Chang and Jin-Oh Kim

    7. Chapter 34

      Automated Medication Management Devices (pages 631–644)

      R. J. Davies, Christopher Nugent, D. D. Finlay, N. D. Black and D. Craig

    8. Chapter 35

      Virtual Companions (pages 645–671)

      Nahid Shahmehri, Johan Åberg and Dennis Maciuszek

    9. Chapter 37

      The Gator Tech Smart House: A Programmable Pervasive Space (pages 693–709)

      Dr. Sumi Helal, Raja Bose, Steven Pickles, Hicham Elzabadani, Jeffrey King and Youssef Kaddourah

    10. Chapter 42

      Algorithms for Smart Spaces (pages 767–783)

      Diane J. Cook, G. Michael Youngblood and Gaurav Jain

    11. Chapter 46

      Technology Evaluation within Healthcare and Social Care (pages 833–853)

      Suzanne Martin, George Kernohan, Bernadette McCreight and Christopher Nugent

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