Technology for Adaptive Aging
National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Steering Committee for the Workshop on Technology for Adaptive Aging
National Academies Press, 25.04.2004 - 320 Seiten
Emerging and currently available technologies offer great promise for helping older adults, even those without serious disabilities, to live healthy, comfortable, and productive lives. What technologies offer the most potential benefit? What challenges must be overcome, what problems must be solved, for this promise to be fulfilled? How can federal agencies like the National Institute on Aging best use their resources to support the translation from laboratory findings to useful, marketable products and services?
Technology for Adaptive Aging is the product of a workshop that brought together distinguished experts in aging research and in technology to discuss applications of technology to communication, education and learning, employment, health, living environments, and transportation for older adults. It includes all of the workshop papers and the report of the committee that organized the workshop. The committee report synthesizes and evaluates the points made in the workshop papers and recommends priorities for federal support of translational research in technology for older adults.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
Introduction and Overview 9
Movement Control in the Older Adult 64
Methodological Issues in the Assessment
Addressing the Communication Needs of
Technology and Employment 150
Technology for Adaptive Aging 179
Technology and Learning in Current and Future
The Impact of Technology on Living Environments
Personal Vehicle Transportation 253