235 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 24 B/W Illus.
Assistive technologies for the old and people with disabilities is now a very active field of research. It also constitutes a very profitable market (expected to reach US $60 billion p.a. by 2018). The book covers key aspects of this important field and provides guidelines for developing assistive technologies in smart environments. The book also presents the new paradigm of open innovation used by the most prolific research teams around the world. The latest developments in the field are given. Overall this book will be a reference for researchers, practitioners and engineers.
Ambient Assistive Technologies: Challenges and Perspectives. Challenges in Developing Smart Homes: Human’s Perspective. Pervasive Computing and Ambient Physiological Monitoring Devices. Designing Formally Controlled Smart Home Systems, Application to People with Disabilities. Context-Aware Service Provision in Ambient Intelligence: a case study with the Tyche project. Applying Data Mining in Smart Home. Preliminary evaluation of a web interface for elder people in nursing homes. Monitoring Medication Adherence in Smart Environments in the Context of Patient Self-Management: A Knowledge-Driven Approach.