Aging Medicine

Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners

Editors: Alwan, Majd, Felder, Robin (Eds.)

  • Practical for geriatricians and all physicians and providers of eldercare services
  • State-of-the-art
  • Comprehensive overview of the latest in eldercare technologies
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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This multiauthored book describes how technology works for older persons and how clinicians can use technology to help older persons. … This is a broad charge and the book highlights these areas nicely. The … audience to be ‘eldercare practitioners,’ students of medicine, nursing, social studies, technology, engineers and designers. … This is a useful book that covers a wide area. … provides a vista of the future in which advanced technology will help older persons and their caregivers." (David O. Staats, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2008)

"Audience(s): Physicians, Geriatricians, Health Services Providers, Nurses, Researchers … . The book is organized into nine chapters … ." (Combined Health Information Database, June, 2008)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lindsay, Richard

    Pages 1-4

  • Functional Assessment Technologies

    Rantz, Marilyn (et al.)

    Pages 5-32

  • Mobility and Gait Assessment Technologies

    Riley, Patrick O. (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Intelligent Mobility Aids for the Elderly

    Wasson, Glenn (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • Sleep and Sleep Assessment Technologies

    Koenig, Steven M. (et al.)

    Pages 77-120

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-59745-233-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-898-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-832-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners
Editors
  • Majd Alwan
  • Robin Felder
Series Title
Aging Medicine
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-233-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-233-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-898-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-832-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations
Topics