Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging

Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging

Claudia B. Rebola
ISBN: 9781627053174 | PDF ISBN: 9781627053181
Copyright © 2015 | 186 Pages | Publication Date: 01/01/2015

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Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging identifies and presents a variety of contemporary technologies to support older adults' abilities to perform everyday activities. Efforts of industry, laboratories, and learning institutions are documented under four major categories: social connections, independent self care, healthy home and active lifestyle. The book contains well-documented and illustrative recent examples of designed technologies-ranging from wearable devices, to mobile applications, to assistive robots - on the broad areas of design and computation, including industrial design, interaction design, graphic design, human-computer interaction, software engineering, and artificial intelligence.

Table of Contents

Social Connections
Independent Self Care
Healthy Home
Active Lifestyle
Companies, Laboratories and Institutions
About the Author

About the Author(s)

Claudia B. Rebola, Rhode Island School of Design
Dr. Claudia B. Rebola is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design. Dr. Rebola was previously an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the School Industrial Design and head of the D-Matters Studio Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is co-founder of the Design and Technologies for Healthy Aging (DATHA) initiative housed at the Center for Assistive Technologies and Environmental Access (CATEA). Her work brings together design, science, and technology to experiment, design, and prototype innovative interactive products in the realm of communication and social interactions. Her specific interests are in application areas tailored to design for aging with an emphasis on humanizing technology, empowering users, and celebrating the value of simplicity and tangibility in user-product interactions. As a native of Argentina, she received her undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. She also holds a M.S. in Industrial Design and a Ph.D. on nformation Design from North Carolina State University. Dr. Rebola has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, among them the Fulbright-Hays Grant, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, and an Argentinean presidential recognition for outstanding academic achievements in the design discipline.

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