1st Edition

Everyday Technologies in Healthcare

Edited By Christopher M. Hayre, Dave Muller, Marcia Scherer Copyright 2020
    380 Pages
    by CRC Press

    379 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book examines the role of everyday technology throughout the life cycle in order to demonstrate the wide acceptance and impact of everyday technology and how it is facilitating both practitioners and patients in contemporary practices. In response, then, this text speaks to a number of audiences. Students writing for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations/proposals will find the array of works insightful, supported with a vast number of references signposting to key texts. For academics, practitioners and prospective researchers this text offers key empirical and methodological insight that can help focus and uncover originality in their own field.

    We anticipate that readers will find the collection of empirical examples useful for informing their own work, but also, it attempts to ignite new discussions and arguments regarding the application and use of everyday technology for enhancing health internationally.

    • Explores the multifaceted use and application of each ‘everyday technology’ that impact on diagnosis, treatment and management of individuals.

    • Examines an array of everyday technologies and how these that can either enhance and/or hinder patient/service user outcomes i.e. handheld devices, computer workstations, gamification and artificial intelligence.

    • Discusses technologies that are intended to facilitate patient diagnosis, practitioner-patient relations, within an array of health contexts.

    • Provides readers with an overview with future direction of everyday technologies and its limitations.

    Section 1: Introductory Perspective *

    Chapter 1: Everyday Technology in Healthcare: An Introduction *

    Section 2: Contemporary Applications in Healthcare *

    Chapter 2: Therapy through Play: Advancing the Role of Robotics in Pediatric Rehabilitation *

    Chapter 3: Alzheimer’s and mHealth: Regulatory, Privacy, and Ethical Considerations *

    Chapter 4: Exergaming for Health and Fitness Application *

    Chapter 5: Technology Solutions and Programs to Promote Leisure and Communication Activities with People with Intellectual and other Disabilities *

    Chapter 6: Using Digital Photography to Support the Communication of People with Aphasia, Dementia, or Cognitive-Communication Deficits *

    Chapter 7: Common and Assistive Technology to Support People with Specific Learning Disabilities to Access Healthcare *

    Chapter 8: Pervasive and Emerging Technologies and Consumer Motivation *

    Chapter 9: Feedback-Based Technologies for Adult Physical Rehabilitation *

    Chapter 10: Engaging Young Children in Speech and Language Therapy via Videoconferencing *

    Chapter 11: Digital Communication and Social Media for People with Communication and Cognitive Disabilities *

    Chapter 12: Mobile Technology to Facilitate Self-Management and Independence among Adolescents and Young Adults with Disabilities – Best Practices and the State of the Science *

    Chapter 13: Principles and Practical Uses of Virtual Reality Games as a Physical Therapy Strategy *

    Chapter 14: Project Career: The Matching Person and Technology Model and Everyday Technology in Action *

    Chapter 15: Everyday Communication and Cognition Technologies *

    Chapter 16: Mobile Technology in Aphasia Rehabilitation: Current Trends and Lessons Learnt. *

    Chapter 17: Technology Acceptance, Adoption, and Usability: Arriving at Consistent Terminologies and Measurement Approaches *

    Chapter 18: Artifical Intelligence *


    Dr. Hayre is currently a lecturer in diagnostic radiography at the University of Suffolk. He has published both qualitative and quantitative refereed papers in the field of diagnostic radiography. He founded the Journal of Social Science & Allied Health Professions and remains Editor-in-Chief. He is currently writing a book chapter surrounding sustainable practices in medical imaging and is currently a visiting lecturer at the Odisee University in Brussels.

    Professor Muller is currently Editor of the CRC series with Professor Marcia Scherer on Rehabilitation Science in Practice. He was founder Editor of the Journal Aphasiology and is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal Disability and Rehabilitation. He has published over forty refereed papers and has been involved either as Series Editor, Editor or author of over fifty books. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Suffolk, United Kingdom.

    Marcia Scherer is a rehabilitation psychologist and founding President of the Institute for Matching Person & Technology She is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center where she received both her Ph.D. and MPH degrees. She is a past member of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health, and is Editor of the journal Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Dr. Scherer is Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Dr. Scherer has authored, edited, or co-edited nine books and has published over seventy-five articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as thirty book chapters on disability and technology. Her research has been cited more than 4500 times by others.