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Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Health Technologies

By Maurice D. Mulvenna , Chris D. Nugent

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New healthcare technologies are enabling people to remain at home longer and for lower costs. This book reveals how these technologies can be designed in conjunction with users and health care practitioners. It also explores new methods and technologies.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8488-2550-5
  • 252 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $119.00
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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, at lower costs to health and welfare organisations. This book reveals how pervasive healthcare technologies can be designed in conjunction with users and carers, as well as exploring the application of novel methods and technologies.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Supporting People with Dementia using Pervasive Healthcare Technologies.
  2. Prevalence and Clinical Features of Dementia.
  3. State of the Art in Electronic Assistive Technologies for People with Dementia.
  4. Review of ICT
  5. based Services for Identified Unmet Needs in People with Dementia.
  6. Assistive Technologies and Issues Relating to Privacy, Ethics and Security.
  7. Identifying User Needs and the Participative Design Process.
  8. Managing the Transition from User Studies to Functional Requirements to Technical Specification.
  9. Dementia
  10. related and Other Factors to be Taken into Account When Developing ICT
  11. support for People with Dementia.
  12. The Role of Context
  13. Aware Computing in Support of People with Dementia.
  14. Prototyping Cognitive Prosthetics for People with Dementia.
  15. ICT Interface Design for Ageing People and People with Dementia.
  16. Practical Issues when Planning for Field Trials.
  17. Evaluation of Cognitive Prosthetics.
  18. Measuring the Impact of Cognitive Prosthetics on the Daily Life of People with Dementia and Their Carers.
  19. Technology and Dementia: The Way Ahead.
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