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Computer Science - Information Systems and Applications | Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Health Technologies

Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Health Technologies

Mulvenna, Maurice D, Nugent, Chris D. (Eds.)

2010, XII, 226p. 66 illus., 33 illus. in color.

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  • Detailed exposition of true multidisciplinary applied research in eInclusion/eHealth
  • Application of latest design and development methods
  • Novel forms of user engagement in design process
  • Illustration of the state of the art in technology to support independent living

Information and communication technologies can provide new paradigms in healthcare provision. In particular, new Pervasive Healthcare technologies can revolutionise the dynamics of healthcare, enabling people to remain at home for longer with lower costs to health and welfare organisations. This book reveals how pervasive healthcare technologies have been designed in conjunction with users and carers. It explores the application of novel methods and technologies, encompassing the research, design and evaluation of a new set of pervasive healthcare solutions.

An introduction to pervasive healthcare systems and services developed for people with dementia, this book describes this multidisciplinary area, primarily from a perspective of user need.

Key topics covered include: 
- ICT for Inclusion
- Pervasive healthcare
- Smart homes
- Ambient Assisting Living
- Assistive technology
- Cognitive prosthetics
- Design process
- User centred design
- Context aware computing
- Ethical considerations

This book will be of interest to healthcare practitioners developing new health and social care paradigms; researchers and students engaged in pervasive computing studies; ubiquitous computing and mobile computing researchers; and clinicians who are working with technical researchers.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Cognitive prosthetics - Context-aware computing - Electronic Assistive Technology - Evaluation - Participative design - Pervasive Healthcare - Telecare and Telehealth - assessment - eInclusion - pervasive computing - privacy - ubiquitous computing - user-centred desi

Related subjects » HCI - Information Systems and Applications - Medicine - Public Health

Table of contents 

1. Supporting People with Dementia using Pervasive Healthcare Technologies 2. Prevalence and Clinical Features of Dementia 3. State of the Art in Electronic Assistive Technologies for People with Dementia 4. Review of ICT-based Services for Identified Unmet Needs in People with Dementia 5. Assistive Technologies and Issues Relating to Privacy, Ethics and Security 6. Identifying User Needs and the Participative Design Process 7. Managing the Transition from User Studies to Functional Requirements to Technical Specification 8. Dementia-related and Other Factors to be Taken into Account When Developing ICT-support for People with Dementia 9. The Role of Context-Aware Computing in Support of People with Dementia 10. Prototyping Cognitive Prosthetics for People with Dementia 11. ICT Interface Design for Ageing People and People with Dementia 12. Practical Issues when Planning for Field Trials 13. Evaluation of Cognitive Prosthetics 14. Measuring the Impact of Cognitive Prosthetics on the Daily Life of People with Dementia and Their Carers 15. Technology and Dementia: The Way Ahead.

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