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Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide

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Technology has great potential to assist seniors and others with special needs in better managing their health, maintaining active and productive lives, enabling independent living, reducing risk, and compensating for cognitive and physical decline. Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide offers high-quality research with both industry- and practice-related articles in the broad area of intelligent technologies for seniors. The main focus of the book is to provide insights into current innovation, issues to be resolved, and approaches for widespread adoption so that seniors, their families, and their caregivers are able to enjoy their promised benefits.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. BACKGROUND
    2. AGEING
    3. DEVELOPMENT OF THE BOOK
    4. CONTRIBUTIONS
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Innovations Supporting Ageing in Place
    1. Chapter 1: Ubiquitous Computing for Independent Living
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CLASSIFYING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
      5. OBSTACLES OF UBICOMP AND AT
      6. CONCLUSIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Ageing, Chronic Disease, Technology, and Smart Homes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
      4. HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY
      5. AGEING
      6. CHRONIC ILLNESS AND DISABILITY
      7. COORDINATED CARE AND SELF-MANAGEMENT
      8. GUIDED SELF-CARE
      9. ROBOTS
      10. ADOPTION ISSUES
      11. SMART HOMES
      12. QUEENSLAND SMART HOME INITIATIVE
      13. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: A User-Driven Approach to Developing Ambient Assisted Living Systems for Older People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPROACH AND METHODS
      5. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTION
    4. Chapter 4: Falls Prevention in the Home
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FALLS TECHNOLOGY
      5. FALLS PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY - THE CHALLENGES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSIONS
    5. Chapter 5: The Use of Assistive Technology to Support the Wellbeing and Independence of People with Memory Impairments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROJECT AIM AND MAJOR OBJECTIVES
      5. MULTIDISCIPLINARITY AND PROJECT PHASES
      6. EXPLANATION AND TRAINING
      7. EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF IMPACT ON LIFE
      8. EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
      9. EVALUATION OF SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES OR PRODUCTS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. RECOMMENDATIONS
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Meeting the Needs of Diverse User Groups
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND ON HCI AND AGED USERS
      4. BACKGROUND ON ABSTRACT AND PLUGGABLE USER INTERFACES
      5. BENEFITS AND COSTS OF PLUGGABLE USER INTERFACES
      6. PLUGGABLE USER INTERFACES IN THE I2HOME PROJECT
    7. Chapter 7: A Robotic Arm for Electric Scooters
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ESRA – ELECTRIC SCOOTER ROBOTIC ARM
      5. PERFORMANCE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Innovations Supporting Engagement with Daily Life
    1. Chapter 8: Thinking Outside the Box
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. TECHNOLOGY IN THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS
      3. TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH LATER LIFE
      4. SELECTION, OPTIMISATION AND COMPENSATION
      5. SOCIAL INTERACTION, TECHNOLOGY AND SUCCESSFUL AGEING
      6. NOVEL USES OF TECHNOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE ENGAGEMENT
      7. TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL TO PROTECT IDENTITY AND IMPROVE SENSE OF SELF
      8. TIPS ON INTRODUCING TECHNOLOGY TO OLDER ADULTS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: U3A Online and Successful Aging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUCCESSFUL AGING CHARACTERISTICS OF OLDER INTERNET USERS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Promoting Active Ageing through Technology Training in Korea
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND EFFORTS TO REDUCE IT IN SOUTH KOREA
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Intelligent Transportation Systems for Older Drivers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ROAD USER
      5. TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
      6. VEHICLE
      7. FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONSUMERS, RESEARCHERS AND POLICY MAKERS
    5. Chapter 12: Low Usage of Intelligent Technologies by the Aged
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A CLOSER LOOK AT PERCEPTIONS
      5. DESIGN APPROACH TO “SENSITIVE” AT
      6. EXPERIMENTS WITH THE UNIFIED PLATFORM PROJECT
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 13: Building a Mutual Assistance Community for Elderly People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. MUTUAL ASSISTANCE COMMUNITY
      5. CONSTRUCTING THE COMMUNITY AND ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION
      6. RAISING USER ACCEPTANCE
      7. A PARTICIPANT MODEL FOR GROUP ACTIVITIES
      8. SCENARIO
      9. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 14: Preventative Healthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AN EMERGING DEMAND FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
      4. ABANDONMENT AND CURRENT ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FRAMEWORKS
      5. A HOLISTIC ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Innovations Supporting the Frail Elderly and Aged Care Providers
    1. Chapter 15: Attitudes Toward Intelligent Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE STUDY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Supporting Family-based Care for Aged Patients with Chronic Illness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION NEEDS OF AGED PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS AND THEIR CARERS
      4. TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT THE AGED CARE INFORMATION NEEDS OF FAMILY CARERS
    3. Chapter 17: Telenursing in Aged-Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE OBJECTIVE
      5. METHODOLOGY OF THE REVIEW
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 18: Health Insurance Systems as Models for Managing the Increasing Elderly Populations of Japan and Korea
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE AGEING SOCIETIES OF JAPAN AND KOREA
      3. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 19: Assistive Technologies as Aids to Family Caregivers in Taiwan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES
      4. TRANSFORMATION
      5. PATTERNS OF CAREGIVING
      6. CAREGIVING IN TAIWAN AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
      7. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors