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SpringerBriefs in Human-Computer Interaction

Usability, Accessibility and Ambient Assisted Living

Editors: Queirós, Alexandra, Rocha, Nelson Pacheco (Eds.)

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  • Provides an overview of the development in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), discussing future trends and the best practices for AAL developers
  • Establishes the link between AAL and Health, considering human functioning
  • Presents a comprehensive methodology to usability evaluation of AAL solutions, based on International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
  • Provides the link between AAL and medical devices and explains the required regulatory framework
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Worldwide, the population ageing is a reality. The concept of Active Ageing, adopted by the World Health Organization, aims to guarantee quality ageing and appears as a strategy to solve this demographic challenge.  The technological solutions might have a key role in the promotion of human functioning and in the mitigation of disabilities, particularly those resulting from the natural ageing process. This perspective is evident in the development of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions.

In this context, it is relevant to know about the recent developments in AAL and discuss future trends and challenges in this area. One of the objectives of this book is to do a systematic literature review on AAL, not only considering the technology used, but also the health condition that is intended to improve. For this purpose, we consider the human functioning, in particular the conceptual model of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Considering that the ICF conceptual framework is accepted within the healthcare domain, the use of its concepts and terminologies to promote multidisciplinary approaches for AAL solutions development processes can help to overcome difficulties of communication between users, careers and technological developers.

AAL solutions must consider in their development the needs of the person that will use AAL solutions.  The development must be user-centred and usability questions cannot be forgotten. In addition, the acceptance of the AAL solutions is closely related to the quality of the systems, so it is necessary to appropriately assess these solutions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Ambient Assisted Living: Introduction and Overview

    Pages 1-12

    Martins, Ana Isabel (et al.)

  • Ambient Assisted Living: Systematic Review

    Pages 13-47

    Queirós, Alexandra (et al.)

  • Ambient Assisted Living: Systems Characterization

    Pages 49-58

    Queirós, Alexandra (et al.)

  • Ambient Assisted Living: Assessment

    Pages 59-64

    Silva, Anabela G.

  • Ambient Assisted Living – A Multi-method Data Collection Approach to Evaluate the Usability of AAL Solutions

    Pages 65-74

    Martins, Ana Isabel (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91226-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Usability, Accessibility and Ambient Assisted Living
Editors
  • Alexandra Queirós
  • Nelson Pacheco Rocha
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Human-Computer Interaction
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91226-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91226-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-91225-7
Series ISSN
2520-1670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 102
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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