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Title Supporting people with dementia using pervasive health technologies / Maurice D. Mulvenna, C.D. Nugent, editors
Published London ; New York : Springer, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations
Series Advanced information and knowledge processing
Advanced information and knowledge processing.
Contents pt. 1. Background -- pt. 2. The role of the user in the design process -- pt. 3. Pervasive healthcare technology -- pt. 4. Evaluation and assessment of cognitive prosthetics
Summary Information and communication technologies can provide new paradigms in healthcare provision. In particular, new Pervasive Healthcare technologies can revolutionise the dynamics of healthcare, enabling people to remain at home for longer with lower costs to health and welfare organisations. This book reveals how pervasive healthcare technologies have been designed in conjunction with users and carers. It explores the application of novel methods and technologies, encompassing the research, design and evaluation of a new set of pervasive healthcare solutions. An introduction to pervasive healthcare systems and services developed for people with dementia, this book describes this multidisciplinary area, primarily from a perspective of user need. Key topics covered include: - ICT for Inclusion - Pervasive healthcare - Smart homes - Ambient Assisting Living - Assistive technology - Cognitive prosthetics - Design process - User centred design - Context aware computing - Ethical considerations This book will be of interest to healthcare practitioners developing new health and social care paradigms; researchers and students engaged in pervasive computing studies; ubiquitous computing and mobile computing researchers; and clinicians who are working with technical researchers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Dementia -- Patients -- Services for.
Context-aware computing.
Assistive computer technology.
User-centered system design.
Dementia.
Technology Assessment, Biomedical.
Self-Help Devices.
Brain Diseases.
Health Care Economics and Organizations.
Neurocognitive Disorders.
Equipment and Supplies.
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms.
Quality of Health Care.
Delivery of Health Care.
Mental Disorders.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Central Nervous System Diseases.
Nervous System Diseases.
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation.
Psychiatry and Psychology
Disease.
Form Electronic book
Author Mulvenna, Maurice D.
Nugent, C. D.
LC no. 2009943130
ISBN 9781848825512
184882551X
(hbk.)
(hbk.)