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Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323851732

Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Editors: Mohamed-Amine Choukou Shabbir Syed-Abdul
Paperback ISBN: 9780323851732
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 200
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Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation provides a toolbox for healthcare stakeholders involved in decision-making for the design, development and implementation of smart home solutions. The book provides an in-depth look at the field of smart homes with readers from both research and practice in mind. It addresses the roles and contributions of smart home technologies and services in supporting geriatric rehabilitation and discusses the challenges of current practice and future innovation, especially with wireless technology and 5G advancements.

This reference offers advice on how to implement solutions in the home, and how to framework the modalities of modifying and measuring responses to rehabilitation interventions in geriatric populations. Acceptability, usability and adherence are all considered. Content coverage includes how to navigate policies, regulations, standards and how to build business models. The book's editorial team is multidisciplinary, multisectoral, and from very different regions of the world, thus ensuring a comprehensive scope and global approach.

Key Features

  • Offers an overview on the state-of-the-art, advanced technologies used in home healthcare to improve patient safety and care
  • Explores the challenges of current practices and discusses new perspectives for future innovations in geriatric rehabilitation services
  • Combines the technical aspects of computer science and technology design with the practical aspects of care giving


Rehabilitation students and engineers. Those with research interest on smart homes for geriatric rehabilitation including: biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, computer scientists, software developers

Table of Contents

1. Introduction/Preface
2. Smart home technology for geriatric rehabilitation and the internet of things
3. Telemonitoring and teleservices in geriatric physical and cognitive rehabilitation
4. Telepresence robots for geriatric populations living in remote areas
5. Smart home and geriatric rehabilitation: Perspectives, acceptance and adherence of geriatric population
6. Caregiving in the era of smart home: Connectivity and use of personal smart devices
7. Virtual reality and geriatric rehabilitation: Screening and (mono- and multi-users) training platforms
8. Barriers and facilitators of geriatric smart home technology implementation
9. Smart home and geriatric rehabilitation: Service providers, costs and coverage
10. Big data and smart home: multidisciplinary approaches to intelligent patient tracking systems
11. Big data: ethics and regulations
12. Big data: personal information, privacy and security
13. Big data: ethics, regulations personal information, privacy and security
14. Smart home applications for cognitive health of older adults
15. Smart home sensing for geriatric rehabilitation
16. Smart home assistants for geriatric home care
17. Smart home and geriatric rehabilitation: business models and sustainability
18. Smart home as a self-care hub: Myths or reality
19. Summary


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About the Editors

Mohamed-Amine Choukou

Mohamed-Amine Choukou (PhD) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba and Adjunct Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. He is Research Affiliate in Riverview Health Centre and the Centre on Aging. Dr. Choukou is also an Associate Researcher in the Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network. He is the founder of the Rehabilitation Technologies Lab of The University of Manitoba where he leads government- and government-private funded research focusing on finding technology-enabled interventions to help older adults live independently with dignity, thereby reducing caregiver burden and improving healthcare allocation and service provision. Dr. Choukou is the author of dozens peer-reviewed articles and proceedings and 7 book chapters, and he presented his research work in more than 50 conferences around the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada

Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Shabbir Syed-Abdul MD., PhD: an associate professor at Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University. He is a leading researcher and a principal investigator at the International Center for Health Information Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Shabbir has 15 years experience of research in the domain of Long-term care with Wearable technologies, mHealth, Big data analysis and visualisation, Artificial Intelligence, Personal Health Records, Social Network in healthcare and Hospital Information System. He wants to empower care providers and improve patient participation and engagement. Dr. Shabbir is an editor of the book ‘Participatory Health Through Social Media’ published by Elsevier in 2016. Also, Dr. Shabbir is guest editor for the Journal Sensors since March 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

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