Advanced Technologies and Societal Change

Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly

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

Editors: Moritz, Eckehard Fozzy (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.

 

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Process: How We Structured an Innovation Project Towards Maximum Use Value

    Moritz, Eckehard Fozzy (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Targeting: How We Defined a Project that Makes a Difference

    Strehler, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 15-20

  • User Groups and Characteristics: How We Described the User Groups

    Erdt, Stefanie (et al.)

    Pages 21-32

  • User Involvement: How We Integrated Users into the Innovation Process and What We Learned from It

    Barberà-Guillem, Ricard (et al.)

    Pages 33-47

  • Functions: How We Understood and Realized Functions of Real Importance to Users

    Moritz, Eckehard Fozzy (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37619-6
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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00678-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00678-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00677-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37619-6
Series ISSN
2191-6853
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 141
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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