Developing Support Technologies

Integrating Multiple Perspectives to Create Assistance that People Really Want

  • Athanasios Karafillidis
  • Robert Weidner

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Athanasios Karafillidis, Robert Weidner
    Pages 1-11
  3. Demands and Expectations

  4. Constructing and Construing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-84
    2. Janina Loh (née Sombetzki)
      Pages 101-108
    3. Bettina Wollesen, Laura L. Bischoff, Johannes Rönnfeldt, Klaus Mattes
      Pages 117-126
  5. Forms and Contexts of Deployment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-148
    2. Robert Weidner, Bernward Otten, Andreas Argubi-Wollesen, Zhejun Yao
      Pages 149-156
    3. Jannis Hergesell, Arne Maibaum
      Pages 163-168
    4. Kathrin Nuelle, Sabrina Bringeland, Svenja Tappe, Barbara Deml, Tobias Ortmaier
      Pages 169-176
    5. Daniel Houben, Annika Fohn, Mario Löhrer, Andrea Altepost, Arash Rezaey, Yves-Simon Gloy
      Pages 177-189
    6. Gabriele Bleser, Bertram Taetz, Paul Lukowicz
      Pages 191-206
    7. Agostino Stilli, Kaspar Althoefer, Helge A. Wurdemann
      Pages 207-214
  6. Values and Valuation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-217
    2. Jörg Miehling, Alexander Wolf, Sandro Wartzack
      Pages 219-227
    3. Oliver Schürer, Christoph Müller, Christoph Hubatschke, Benjamin Stangl
      Pages 229-235
    4. Paul Glogowski, Kai Lemmerz, Alfred Hypki, Bernd Kuhlenkötter
      Pages 237-246
    5. Christina M. Hein, Tim C. Lueth
      Pages 247-255
    6. Karsten Weber
      Pages 257-263
  7. Prospects of a Digital Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Klaus Henning
      Pages 277-284
    3. Athanasios Karafillidis, Robert Weidner
      Pages 285-295
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-299

About this book


This book shows the advantages of using different perspectives and scientific backgrounds for developing support technologies that are integrated into daily life. It highlights the interaction between people and technology as a key factor for achieving this integration and discusses relevant methods, concepts, technologies, and applications suitable for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration.

The relationship between humans and technology has become much more inclusive and interdependent. This generates a number of technical, ethical, social, and practical issues. By gathering contributions from scholars from heterogeneous research fields, such as biomechanics, various branches of engineering, the social sciences, information science, psychology, and philosophy, this book is intended to provide answers to the main questions arising when support technologies such as assistance systems, wearable devices, augmented reality, and/or robot-based systems are constructed, implemented, interfaced and/or evaluated across different application contexts.


Integration of Human and Technology Interdisciplinary Collaboration Interface Design Technologies for the Elderly Assistance and Support Systems Human-machine Interaction Adaptive Wearable Systems Safety and Usability of Support Technologies Support in Industrial Production Responsible Innovation Participatory Development Exoskeletons Bio-inspired Embodiment Soft Robotics Classification Procedures Ethical Evaluation Engineering Practices Simulation Techniques Responsibility in Sociotechnical Arrangements Digital Age

Editors and affiliations

  • Athanasios Karafillidis
    • 1
  • Robert Weidner
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Manufacturing TechnologyHelmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory of Manufacturing TechnologyHelmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany

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