Information Technology for Active Ageing: A Review of Theory and Practice - Foundations and Trends ® in Human-Computer Interaction (Paperback)Cristhian Parra (author)
Paperback 116 Pages / Published: 30/04/2015
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Active Ageing (AA) aims to foster a physically, mentally and socially active lifestyle as a person ages. It is a complex, multi-faceted problem that involves a variety of different actors, such as policy makers, doctors, care givers, family members, friends and, of course, older adults. This book aims to understand the role of a new actor, which increasingly plays the role of enabler and facilitator, i.e., that of the technology provider. The book specifically focuses on Information Technology (IT), with a particular emphasis on software applications, and on how IT can prevent decline, compensate for lost capabilities, aid care, and enhance existing capabilities. The analysis confirms the crucial role of IT in AA, shows that AA requires a multi-disciplinary approach, and identifies the need for better integration of hardware, software, the environment and the involved actors.
Publisher: now publishers Inc
Number of pages: 116
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 6 mm
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