Multidisciplinary character of subject and authors (engineering and health care) unseen in related books/publications
First handbook of its kind related to care-related needs following from global demographic changes (ageing, chronic disease): other publications focus on technology only
Includes case reports of actual projects (success factors and learning points)
Smart homes, home automation and ambient-assisted living are terms used to describe technological systems that enrich our living environment and provide means to support care, facilitate well-being and improve comfort. This handbook provides an overview of the domain from the perspective of health care and technology. In Part 1, we set out to describe the demographic changes in society, including ageing, and diseases and impairments which lead to the needs for technological solutions. In Part 2, we describe the technological solutions, ranging from sensor-based networks, components, to communication protocols that are used in the design of smart homes. We also deal will biomedical features which can be measured, and services that can be delivered to end-users as well as the use of social robots. In Part 3, we present best practices in the field. These best practices mainly focus on existing projects in Europe, the USA and Asia, in which people receive help through dedicated technological solutions being part of the continuum of the home environment and care. In Part 4, we describe the preconditions to successful ambient-assisted living, including policies, the roles of professionals and organisational needs, design aspects and human factors, the needs of users, laws, business cases, and education.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Ageing - Ambient Assisted Living - Chronic Health Conditions - Health Care - Home Automation - Social Robots
Acceptance and Effectiveness of Smart Home Solutions.- Ambient Bright Light in Geriatric Care.- Apps and M-Health within the Context of Smart Homes for Healthcare.- Assessing Professional Caregiver Needs In Assistive Smart Homes.- Aware Home Technologies.- Behavior Recognition in Smart Homes.- Biometrics in Smart Homes and Health Care.- Building Service Requirements to Installation.- Business case for smart homes.- CEHRES model.- Clinical/Field Trials of Smart Homes.- Coping with complexity - Designing homes and facilities for frail and dependent elderly in a changing society.- Demographic trends: why we need smart solutions.- Developments in Smart Software for Smart Living.- Domotic Wireless Sensor Networks for Ageing-in-Place: Theory and Practice.- Ethical Aspects of Smart Home Technology Use in Care.- European Union Political Framework and Legislation in Smart Home Technology.- Games for Health in the Home.- HEALTH-E.- Intelligent Processing of Data Gathered by Sensors -or- Health Monitoring Data Analysis.- Lab of Things: Simplifying and Scaling Deployments of Experimental Technology in Homes.- Mindset Changes Amongst Health Care Professionals and the Use of Technology.- Mindset Changes Amongst Technology Professionals Working in Health Care.- Monitoring Everyday Abilities and Cognitive Health using Pervasive Technologies: Current State and Prospect.- National Health Service in the UK and the Use of Ambient Assisted Living.- Need for smart solutions in health care.- Networked Seniors.- Optic Fibres and the Infrastructure in Smart Homes.- Persuasive Technology.- Political Framework and Legislation in Smart Home Technology from The General Perspective of Singapore.- Professional values - the use of technology and the new generation of clinicians.- Property Damage, Purchasing Orders, and Power Outages, Oh My!.- Robotics in a Health Smart Home Environment.- Smart Home Solutions: Privacy Issues.- Smart Homes, RFID and wandering.- Smart Living in Dementia Care.- Specific needs in older persons for smart solutions.- Standards for Smart Living.- Technological Solutions for Smart Homes.- Technology Acceptance by Patients: Empowerment and Stigma.- Technology Acceptance by Patients: Obtrusiveness.- The future of living.- The Rosetta Project.- The Wired Infrastructure in Smart Homes.- Tiger Place.- Translating Smart Home Research into Practice.- A Survey of Current and Past Smart Home Researchers.- Types of Sensor Technologies: Communication Protocols.- Types of sensor technologies: functionalities and measurements.- Types of Sensor Technologies: Functionalities and Measurements.- User driven design in smart homes: design techniques.- User Driven Design in Smart Homes: Ethical Aspects.- User Driven Design in Smart Homes: How to Study the Home Environment.- Using Technology to Capture Activities of Daily Living: The ORCATech Project.- Visualizing Smart Home and Wellness Data.