Promoting Independence for Older Persons with Disabilities : Selected Papers from the 2006 International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence / edited by William C. Mann and Abdelsalam Helal.

Provides content related to aging, disability, and independence. The focus of these papers, is on maintaining independence and active participation in family and community activities. The main topics in this publication are: Smart Homes; Robotics; Telehealth; Home Modifications and Universal Design;...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Corporate Author: International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Other Authors: Mann, William C. Helal, Abdelsalam A., 1959-
Format: Conference Proceeding eBook
Published:Amsterdam ; Fairfax, VA : IOS Press, ©2006.
Series:Assistive technology research series ; v. 18.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Smart Homes and Robotics
  • Agitation Monitoring of Persons with Dementia Based on Acoustic Sensors, Pressure Sensors and Ultrasound Sensors: A Feasibility Study
  • Developing a Well-Being Monitoring System
  • Modeling & Data Analysis Techniques
  • A Community Based Integrated Service Model to Support Adults with Physical Disability Living in the United Kingdom
  • Ageing People in Ireland: A Survey Perspective on Technology in the Home
  • Effects of Currently Available Smart Home Technology on Frail Elders
  • Privacy Management in Smart Homes: Design and Analysis
  • Integrating Intelligent Systems for Elder Care in RoboCare
  • Steward Robot for Human-Friendly Assistive Home Environment
  • Development of Autonomous Robotic Wheelchair System
  • Chapter 2. Telehealth
  • Attention Care and Monitoring of Behavior
  • Tele-Home Care / Care Coordination in the Rural Environment
  • e-Health Innovations: Internet-Base Caregiver Education and Support
  • Ethical Considerations of Home Monitoring Technology
  • How Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease Obtain Online Resources
  • Technology Lab on a Shoestring: Developing Low Cost Evaluation Centers and Lending Libraries
  • In Brief: Using Videophones as an Antidote to Isolation of the Elderly and a Learning Tool for the Young
  • Chapter 3. Housing, Home Modifications and Universal Design
  • Design and Construction of a Universal Cabinet Prototype
  • Home Modifications Down Under
  • Standing Up: A Systematic Review of Grabrail Orientations
  • Lighting Your Way into Home Modifications
  • Universal Design in Aging in Place Senior Housing: A Pilot Study of Resident's Perspectives
  • Chapter 4. Assistive Devices
  • Effective and Confidential Communication of Prescription Information: Accommodating the Blind and Visually-Impaired
  • An Ultrasonic Urine Sensor for Aged People
  • Medication Reminding for Older Adults Using Personal Digital Assistants.