Assistive Technology for the Elderly

Assistive Technology for the Elderly

1st Edition - March 11, 2020

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  • Editors: Nagender Suryadevara, Subhas Mukhopadhyay
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128185476
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128185469

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Assistive Technology for the Elderly addresses the intricacies involved in the design and development of assisted technologies for the elderly, covering smart systems such as magnifying book contents, speaking electronic devices, alarms for doors and windows, smart alert bands, panic buttons, medication dispensers and reminders, Wander Gard, physiological parameters monitoring systems and smart home monitoring systems. This book is aimed at those who are responsible for designing assistive technology intended to be used by the elderly. It lays out the technology that is already available and covers user needs and state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies.

Key Features

  • Focuses on practical devices and technology for engineers
  • Offers deep coverage of sensor based assistive technologies that are elderly for people with dementia, physical disabilities and people living alone
  • Covers assistive technology ecosystems and offers case studies for practical application

Readership

Bioengineers, Clinical Engineers, Assistive Technology Practitioners, Clinicians, Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Access control for Internet of Things-enabled assistive technologies: an architecture, challenges and requirements

    Shantanu Pal, Michael Hitchens, Vijay Varadharajan

    2. An efficient ambient intelligent-assisted people searching for Internet of Things-based healthcare system

    Dongfei Xue, Yongqiang Cheng, Prosanta Gope

    3. Securing the elderly in cyberspace with fingerprints

    Guanglou Zheng, Wencheng Yang, Mike Johnstone, Rajan Shankaran, Craig Valli

    4. Wearable solution for robust fall detection

    Poi Voon Er, Kok Kiong Tan

    5. Heart sound detection, analysis, and assistive technologies for the elderly

    Joyanta Kumar Roy, Tanmay Sinha Rod, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

    6. Assistive sensing technology for the elderly health monitoring

    Tarikul Islam

    7. Assistive technology for garments: an all seasons’ jacket

    Subhajit Roy Chowdhury, Rohan Agrawal, Gaurav Meena, Akul Gupta, Manish Sharma, Vikas Kumar, Shubham Kumar

    8. Edge computing for visitor identification using Eigenfaces in an assisted living environment

    Srinivasa Raju Rudraju, Nagender Kumar Suryadevara, Atul Negi

    9. Towards unsupervised multiresident tracking in ambient assisted living: methods and performance metrics

    Tinghui Wang, Diane J. Cook

    10. Significance of digital microfluidic techniques in biomedical devices for healthcare

    Yun Hui, Zhiting Peng, Md Eshrat E. Alahi, Boshi Jiang, Tianzhu Wu

    11.Assistive devices for elderly mobility and rehabilitatioin: review and reflection

    K. M. Goher, S. O. Fadlallah

Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 11, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128185476
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128185469

About the Editors

Nagender Suryadevara

Nagender Kumar Suryadevara holds a B.Tech, M.E, and Ph.D. (New Zealand). He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience. Currently he is working as an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation techniques, wireless sensors and network, Internet of Things, He has supervised over 20 postgraduate students and over 100 Bachelor students. He has examined over 20 postgraduate theses. He has published over 40 papers in different international journals and conference proceedings, written one book and eight book chapters. He was a guest/co-editor for several online Journal/Book publications. He was a member for several international conferences as either General Chairs/co-chairs or Technical Programme Chair. He has delivered 22 presentations including keynote, invited, tutorial and special lectures. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Subhas Mukhopadhyay holds a B.E.E. (gold medallist), M.E.E., Ph.D. (India) and Doctor of Engineering (Japan). He has over 30+ years of teaching, industrial and research experience. Currently he is working as a Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia and is the Discipline Leader of the Mechatronics Engineering Degree Programme. Before joining Macquarie he worked as Professor of Sensing Technology, Massey University, New Zealand. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation techniques, wireless sensors and network, Internet of Things, numerical field calculation, electromagnetics etc. He has supervised over 40 postgraduate students and over 100 Honours students. He has examined over 50 postgraduate theses. He has published over 450 papers in different international journals and conference proceedings, written eight books and forty book chapters and edited seventeen conference proceedings. He has also edited thirty books with Springer-Verlag and twenty four journal special issues. He has organized over 20 international conferences as either General Chairs/co-chairs or Technical Programme Chair. He has delivered 340 presentations including keynote, invited, tutorial and special lectures. He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), a Fellow of IET (UK), a Fellow of IETE (India), a Topical Editor of IEEE Sensors journal, and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council from 2017 to 2019. He is the Founding chair of IEEE IMS NSW chapter.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia

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