International Perspectives on Aging

Technologies for Active Aging

Editors: Sixsmith, Andrew, Gutman, Gloria (Eds.)

  • Gerontological perspective allows critical exploration of needs of older people and implications for design and technology solutions
  • Reflects the diversity and most theoretically and technically challenging directions in the field
  • Explores key application areas
  • Written in accessible style to engage non-technical readers
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About this book

The challenge of population aging requires innovative approaches to meet the needs of increasing numbers of older people. Emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as pervasive computing and ambient assistive technology, have considerable potential for enhancing the quality of life of many older people by providing additional safety and security while also supporting mobility, independent living, and social participation. The proposed book will be a landmark publication in the area of technology and aging that will serve as a statement of the current state-of-the-art and as a pointer to directions for future research and emerging technologies, products, and services.

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From the reviews:

“This book offers phenomenal insights into the historical development and forces that have driven the path of technology maturity. … The book has applicability to both undergraduate and graduate studies. … Hospital administrators, nursing home staff, providers of home care, and a host of others working with the aging population would find that the book stimulates their thinking on incorporating technology into their environments. … In particular software and gaming developers should eye the material as a field ripe for harvest.” (Ronald L. Wade, Texas Public Health Journal, Vol. 65 (4), 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sixsmith, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Technology and the Challenge of Aging

    Sixsmith, Andrew

    Pages 7-25

  • Older Adults and the Adoption of Healthcare Technology: Opportunities and Challenges

    Czaja, Sara (et al.)

    Pages 27-46

  • Assistive Technologies: Ethical Practice, Ethical Research, and Quality of Life

    Eccles, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

  • Expanding the Technology Safety Envelope for Older Adults to Include Disaster Resilience

    Gibson, Maggie (et al.)

    Pages 69-93

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8347-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9911-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technologies for Active Aging
Editors
  • Andrew Sixsmith
  • Gloria Gutman
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8348-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8348-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8347-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9911-5
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 228
Topics