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Gerontechnology
Author: Sunkyo Kwon

ISBN: 9780826128881
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 17 October 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.0
Description:
Two mega-trends of modern culture, the rapid aging of the population and the inexorable advances in technology, have fueled the development of gerotechnology - the use of technology to sustain individual autonomy to an advanced age. This expansive book encompasses state-of-the-art research in gerotechnology and promising new technologies, products, as well as services that can improve activities of daily living, general health, and wellbeing of older individuals. It addresses current and future applications in such crucial areas as mobility and transportation, assistive devices, smart homes for senior citizens, in-home technologies, safety and privacy, and research and development highlighting - among others - design.

Topics include, but are not limited to: virtual environments as a research tool, sensation, perception, and cognition research advancements, novel accessibility challenges to information and communication technology, as well as the evolving characteristics of the elderly. These are among the welcome developments addressed in the book. Contributors from around the globe, including the UK, Germany, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Korea, the US,...

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