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Internet of Things and Smart Environments

Assistive Technologies for Disability, Dementia, and Aging

Authors: Shahrestani, Seyed

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  • ·        Provides a current review and samples of available services, techniques, concepts, and research work relevant to the assistive IoT and smart environments
  • ·        Covers the use of the IoT-based systems in improving the conventional assistive technologies and provisions of ambient assisted living
  • ·        An excellent resource for many researchers and developers who work in the areas of the IoT, smart technologies, smart homes, cities, and environments, and assistive technologies
  • ·        Can be adapted for use in upper-level classroom courses in the areas of communication and smart technologies, IoT applications, and assistive technologies, as well as catering for parts of the courses related to disability support
  • ·        Many parts of the book can be of interest to the elderly and individuals living with some disability, their families, and caregivers<
  • ·        Shows how normally available devices, like smartphones or smart TVs, may be supplemented with low-cost gadgets or apps to provide some sensory (e.g., sight or hearing) or cognitive assistance, and support for caregivers
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About this book

This book is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) services and smart environments that can be of assistance to the elderly and individuals living with dementia or some sensory impairment. The book outlines the requirements of the systems that aim to furnish some digital sensory or cognitive assistance to the individuals and their caregivers. Internet of Things and Smart Environments: Assistive Technologies for Disability, Dementia, and Aging covers the important evolutions of the IoT, the sensors, actuators, wireless communication and pervasive computing systems, and other enabling technologies that power up this megatrend infrastructure. The use of the IoT-based systems in improving the conventional assistive technologies and provisions of ambient assisted living are also covered. 

The book takes an impartial, and yet holistic, view to providing research insights and inspirations for more development works in the areas related to assistive IoT. It will show the potentials of using normally available interactive devices, like smartphones or smart TVs, which can be supplemented with low-cost gadgets or apps to provide assistive capabilities. It aims to accentuate the need for taking a comprehensive and combinatory view of the comprising topics and approaches that are based on the visions and ideas from all stakeholders. The book will examine these points and considerations to conclude with recommendations for future development works and research directions.

This book can be of value to a diverse array of audience. The researchers and developers in healthcare and medicine, aged care and disability services, as well as those working in the IoT-related fields, may find many parts of this book useful and stimulating. It can be of great value to postgraduate and research students working in these areas. It can also be adapted for use in upper-level classroom courses relevant to communication and smart technologies, IoT applications, and assistive technologies. Many parts of the book can be of interest to the elderly and individuals living with a disability, as well as their families and caregivers. From an industry perspective, it can be of interest to software, hardware, and particularly app developers working on the IoT applications, smart homes and environments, and assistive technologies for the elderly and people living with disability or dementia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60163-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86793-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internet of Things and Smart Environments
Book Subtitle
Assistive Technologies for Disability, Dementia, and Aging
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60164-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60164-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60163-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86793-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 135
Number of Illustrations
21 illustrations in colour
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