Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

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Demographics reveal that the proportion of elderly individuals in the population is growing at a significant rate. Advances in medicine have allowed populations to live longer than ever; however, ensuring that these individuals have the tools necessary to sustain a productive and happy lifestyle as they age remains a concern. Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations focuses on the development and improvement of devices intended to assist elderly individuals in coping with various physical limitations and disabilities. Highlighting the available tools and technologies for supporting the mobility, agility, and self-sufficiency of the aging population as well as the challenges associated with the integration of these technologies into the everyday lives of elderly individuals, this publication is ideally designed for reference use by healthcare workers, medical students, gerontologists, and IT developers in the field of medicine.In this way, different ondemand computing resources could be added to improve the computational capability of the robots. Du et al. (Du Z., 2011) introduced the concept of Robot as a Service (RaaS) which is conceived to resolve issues onanbsp;...

Title:Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations
Author: Morsi, Yosry S.
Publisher:IGI Global - 2015-09-14

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