Handbook of ambient assisted living : technology for healthcare, rehabilitation and well-being / edited by Juan Carlos Augusto [and others].
Contributor(s): Augusto, Juan Carlos | IOS PressMaterial type: TextSeries: Ambient intelligence and smart environments: v. 11.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Washington, D.C. : IOS Press, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xii, 870 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781607508373; 1607508370; 9781607508366; 1607508362; 6613433004; 1283433001; 9781283433006; 9786613433008Subject(s): Assistive computer technology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Ambient intelligence -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Home automation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities | Ambient intelligence | Assistive computer technology | Home automationGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Handbooks and manuals. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Handbook of ambient assisted living.DDC classification: 362.4/048 LOC classification: HV1569.5 | .H36 2012Online resources: Click here to access online
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The world's population is aging dramatically and in most countries the cost of care is rising rapidly. We need a system which helps to minimize the onset of chronic conditions which are costly to treat and diminish quality of life, rather than one primarily directed towards the care of the sick. Innovative use of new technologies may be the only way to provide care affordably in future and to scale that care to far greater numbers as our societies adapt to change. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) can provide a solution. More integration between the health system and life at home and work will ben.
Title Page; Foreword; Contents; Ambient Assisted Living in the Health Space; AAL in the Health Space -- A Reflection; Electronic-Early Warning Scorecard: An Intelligent Context Aware Decision Making Approach for Patient Monitoring; Using Human Factors to Guide the Design and Implementation of Consumer Health Informatics Interventions; The National Health Service in England -- Moving to Mainstream Use of Ambient Assisted Living Technology; Telehealthcare Development & Effectiveness in Taiwan; Study on Future Trend of the Elderly Care from the Aspect of Assistive Technology Rental System in Japan.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.