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Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

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Demographics reveal that the proportion of elderly individuals in the population is growing at a significant rate. Advances in medicine have allowed populations to live longer than ever; however, ensuring that these individuals have the tools necessary to sustain a productive and happy lifestyle as they age remains a concern. Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations focuses on the development and improvement of devices intended to assist elderly individuals in coping with various physical limitations and disabilities. Highlighting the available tools and technologies for supporting the mobility, agility, and self-sufficiency of the aging population as well as the challenges associated with the integration of these technologies into the everyday lives of elderly individuals, this publication is ideally designed for reference use by healthcare workers, medical students, gerontologists, and IT developers in the field of medicine.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. THE CHALLENGES
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    3. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Mitigating Challenges in Elderly Population
    1. Chapter 1: Challenges in Developing Applications for Aging Populations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS FOR ELDERLY ADULTS
      5. ADDRESSING CHALLENGES IN APP DEVELOPMENT FOR OLDER ADULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX: FURTHER READING
    2. Chapter 2: Finding a Smart Technical System for Mitigating the Elderly's Driving Accidents
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROBLEM: GROWING FATAL ACCIDENT RATES FOR ELDERLY DRIVERS
      4. UNDERSTANDING ELDERLY DRIVERS
      5. ANALYSIS OF CURRENT SYSTEMS FOR ELDERLY DRIVERS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Supporting Active and Healthy Aging with Advanced Robotics Integrated in Smart Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LESSION LEARNED
      5. IMPLEMENTATION
      6. ANALYSIS PHASE
      7. DESIGN PHASE
      8. EVALUATION PHASE
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Hand Exercising Exoskeleton
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PURPOSE OF REHABILITATION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Cognitive Fitness, Assessment, and Cognitive Rehabilitation of Older Population
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COGNITIVE TRAINING, COGNITIVE STIMULATION OR COGNITIVE REHABILITATION: WHAT IS THE GOAL?
      4. FROM LAB TO REAL LIFE: ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT
      5. COGNITIVE REHABILITATION OF OLDER POPULATION: ‘DO IT ON YOUR OWN’ OR WHAT TECHNOLOGY CAN DO TO HELP US BE SYSTEMATIC
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Optimizing ICT Technologies for Aging Society
    1. Chapter 6: User-Centered Design of Wearable Assistive Devices for the Aging Population
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ENHANCED USER SATISFACTION AND ADOPTION
      4. INCORPORATING USER NEEDS INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS
      5. USER-CENTERED DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE ELDERLY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Elderly Monitoring and AAL for Independent Living at Home
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOTIVATIONS, NEEDS, AND FRAGILITY
      4. MONITORING AND ASSISTING AN ELDERLY PERSON AT HOME
      5. DESIGNING AN AMBIENT ASSISTED AND MONITORED LIVING SYSTEM
      6. AMBIENT ASSISTED AND MONITORED LIVING: THE OUTER WORLD POINT OF VIEW
      7. THE CRITICAL MISSION OF ELDERLY ASSISTANCE
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. A CASE STUDY: THE CASAS PROJECT
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: ICT-Enabled Communication Tools for the Elderly
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMMUNICATION MODEL
      5. REQUIREMENTS OF THE PoC TOOL
      6. CHALLENGES: NON FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
      7. PROPOSED SOLUTION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Wired and Wireless Distributed e-Home Healthcare System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUNCTIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF DISTRIBUTED -HOME HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
      4. MIDSTREAM FUNCTIONAL MODULE
      5. UPSTREAM FUNCTIONAL MODULE
      6. UPLINK, UPDATE, AND SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 10: Empowering Patients in Self-Management of Parkinson's Disease through Cooperative ICT Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SOCIO-CLINICAL HYPOTHESES
      4. THE CLINICAL BACKGROUND: PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND ITS CO-MORBIDITIES
      5. THE TECHNOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
      6. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM
      7. CLINICAL EXPERIMENTATION
      8. RESULTS
      9. RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Elderly Healthcare
    1. Chapter 11: Evolving Concepts for Use of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering for Cardiac Regeneration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CLINICAL ISSUES, LIMITATIONS, AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Ventricular Assist Device and Its Necessity for Elderly Population
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 13: Assistive Technology for Heart Monitoring of Elderly People through Speech Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEART PHYSIOLOGY
      4. SPEECH SIGNAL AND SPEECH PRODUCTION
      5. HEART MONITORING THROUGH SPEECH USING ACOUSTICALCARDIOGRAM
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE SCOPE
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 14: Parkinson's Disease Detection with Gait Recognition using Soft Computing Techniques
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PARKINSON’S DISEASE
      4. PARKINSON’S DISEASE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM DESIGN
      5. PARKINSON’S DISEASE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUTION
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 15: Computer Aided Diagnosis System for Breast Cancer Detection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMANCE OF DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY WITH COMPUTER-ASSISTED SOFTWARE TOOLS
      5. COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOR BREAST CANCER
      6. DEVELOPMENT OF GUI OF COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 16: Quantum Computing Based Technique for Cancer Disease Detection System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CANCER DISEASE
      4. QUANTUM COMPUTING
      5. QUANTUM COMPUTING ALGORITHMS
      6. PROPOSED SYSTEM
      7. PROPOSED ALGORITHM
      8. EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
      9. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors