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Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly

The Development of a Communication Device for the Elderly with Complementing Illustrations and Examples

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  • Offers insights and new concepts for the systems design of assistive technologies

  • Presents the outcome of the project Elisa – elderly interaction and service assistant

  • Uses the holistic innovation methodology

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Advanced Technologies and Societal Change (ATSC)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Process: How We Structured an Innovation Project Towards Maximum Use Value

    • Eckehard Fozzy Moritz, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Gámez Payá
    Pages 1-14
  3. Targeting: How We Defined a Project that Makes a Difference

    • Martin Strehler, Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
    Pages 15-20
  4. User Groups and Characteristics: How We Described the User Groups

    • Stefanie Erdt, Stephan Biel, Javier Ganzarain, Eckehard Fozzy Moritz, Ute Vidal Cabello
    Pages 21-32
  5. User Involvement: How We Integrated Users into the Innovation Process and What We Learned from It

    • Ricard Barberà-Guillem, Nadia Campos, Stephan Biel, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Gámez Payá, Javier Ganzarain et al.
    Pages 33-47
  6. Functions: How We Understood and Realized Functions of Real Importance to Users

    • Eckehard Fozzy Moritz, Stephan Biel, Martin Burkhard, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Gámez Payá, Javier Ganzarain et al.
    Pages 49-68
  7. Design: How We Attempted to Attract Users in Optics, Haptics, and Ease of Utilization

    • Steffen Ganz, Hannes Pasqualini, Isacco Chiaf, Jan Kliewer, Martin Burkhard
    Pages 69-84
  8. Social Software Integration: How We Made Social Software Services Accessible

    • Martin Burkhard, Andrea Nutsi, Michael Koch
    Pages 91-104
  9. Evaluation: How We Tested and Optimized Elisa

    • Ricard Barberà-Guillem, Nadia Campos, Stephan Biel, Martin Burkhard, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Ganzarain et al.
    Pages 105-115
  10. Product: What We Generated in this Project

    • Javier Gámez Payá
    Pages 125-134
  11. Recommendations: What We Suggest

    • Javier Gámez Payá, Stefanie Erdt, Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
    Pages 135-139
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 141-141

About this book

This book presents a wealth of insights and new conceptualizations for the development of Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly. The book arranges the chapters according to important aspects of maximizing the use value in innovation projects. Every chapter will include an executive summary reporting the main results, a storyline using everyday language, and scientific excursions, wherever useful.

The book shows how an innovation project should be structured towards maximum use value and how a project should be structured in order to make a difference. It describes the useful categorization of the large group of the elderly to maximize the focus of the innovation and demonstrates the user involvement into innovation activities. Of course, the assessment of such innovative projects is discussed as well as the “lessons learned”. The book also explores the business opportunities and the financial evaluation of aspects of assistive technology.

 

Keywords

  • Ambient Assisted Living AAL
  • Ease of Use
  • Elderly Interaction and Service Assitstant
  • Elsia
  • Haptics
  • Holistic Innovation
  • Movement Motivation
  • Optical Functions
  • Social Interaction Systems

Editors and Affiliations

  • Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH, Munich, Germany

    Eckehard Fozzy Moritz

About the editor

Prof. Dr. Eckehard Fozzy Moritz has studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, and received his Doctorate Degree at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently director of Innovationsmanufaktur GmbH, a company masterminding, moderating, and facilitating innovation projects for public sponsors and foundations, for companies like BMW, Bosch and BASF, and for government agencies in Germany, Italy, Spain and Mexico. He holds a honorary professorship from Qufu University, China, and is adjunct professor at the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico. Prof. Moritz has been chairman of the 6th World Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, and has been teaching and consulting at universities in 27 countries world-wide. He is author of the book "Holistische Innovation", Springer-Verlag 2009, in which a new methodology to deal with complex innovation challenges is introduced.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly

  • Book Subtitle: The Development of a Communication Device for the Elderly with Complementing Illustrations and Examples

  • Editors: Eckehard Fozzy Moritz

  • Series Title: Advanced Technologies and Societal Change

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00678-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-00677-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-37619-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-00678-9

  • Series ISSN: 2191-6853

  • Series E-ISSN: 2191-6861

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 141

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering, Engineering Design, Geriatrics, Quality of Life Research

Buying options

eBook
USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-00678-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 129.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)