Gerontechnology

A Sustainable Investment in the Future

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Editors
Graafmans, J., Taipale, V., Charness, N.
Pub. date
January 1997
Pages
470
Binding
hardcover
Volume
48 of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISBN print
978-90-5199-367-7
ISBN online
978-1-60750-892-2
Subject
Ergonomics, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology
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This publication is concerned with gerontechnology - the study of technology and ageing with the aim of improving the functioning of older people in daily life.

The first part of the book is a compilation of the key-note addresses describing the background for and the conditions under which the emerging field of gerontechnology can be developed further. The chapters deal with political, socio-economic, ethical, demographic issues related to gerontechnology. Furthermore, methodological approaches in human factors, ergonomics and industrial design are described. Trends in technological developments and innovations conclude the first volume.

The second part presents some 80 case studies, divided over 9 sections (1) perception and cognition, (2) communication technology, (3) mobility and transport, (4) health and home care technology, (5) housing, (6) training and education, (7) safety and security, (8) product design and (9) culture and attitudes.