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Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners

  • Majd Alwan
  • Robin A. Felder

Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Richard Lindsay
    Pages 1-4
  3. Marilyn Rantz, Marjorie Skubic, Kathryn Burks, Jie Yu, George Demiris, Brian K. Hensel et al.
    Pages 5-32
  4. Patrick O. Riley, Kate W. Paylo, D. Casey Kerrigan
    Pages 33-51
  5. Glenn Wasson, Pradip Sheth, Cunjun Huang, Majd Alwan
    Pages 53-76
  6. Steven M. Koenig, David Mack, Majd Alwan
    Pages 77-120
  7. Matthew H. Bakke, Claire M. Bernstein, Scott J. Bally, Janet L. Pray
    Pages 143-185
  8. Prabhu Rajendran, Amy Corcoran, Bruce Kinosian, Majd Alwan
    Pages 187-202
  9. Vered Aharonson, Amos D. Korczyn
    Pages 203-215
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 217-221

About this book

Introduction

The proportion of the world’s population of individuals over the age of 60 is expected to double to 20% by 2030. This change in the demographic, and its potential economic impact on industrialized nations has prompted active research in automated systems for functional and health status monitoring and assistance, enabled by recent technological advancement. Eldercare Technology: A Handbook for Practitioners addresses technologies targeted at the assessment, early detection and the mitigation of common geriatric conditions including decline in functional abilities, gait, mobility, sleep disturbance, vision impairment, hearing loss, falls, and cognitive decline. This book not only describes the state of both embedded and wearable technologies, including technologies under research and on the brink of translation into products, but also focuses on research showing the potential utility of these technologies in the field. Eldercare Technology: A Handbook for Practitioners comes at a time when interest in eldercare technology and the need for effective and appropriate technologies especially are peaking. This important book will be an indispensable aid to all professionals involved in the field of eldercare.

Keywords

Eldercare Handbook Practitioners Technology age assessment geriatrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Majd Alwan
    • 1
  • Robin A. Felder
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)Washington
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Virgina Sciences CenterCharlottesville

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-233-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-898-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-233-5
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