Telemedicine scenario for elderly people with comorbidity (Chapter 12)

CP Gálvez-Barrón, MN Kamel Boulos, S Prescher, C Abellán Cano, E Suárez Ortega, A Font Tió, J Morales Gras, K ODonovan, M Diaz Boladeras, F Köhler

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Abstract

The authors and contributors of Ambient Assisted Living have recognized that the demographic profile is changing in many developing countries and have factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The technology of ambient assisted living (AAL), supports the elderly and disabled in their daily routines to allow for safe and independent living for as long as possible. Dedicated to ambient intelligence—electronic environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people—Ambient Assisted Living highlights the technologies that center on the needs of these special interest groups, such as the elderly or people with disabilities.

Beneficial to students, practitioners, and users of ambient assisted living (AAL), this text compiles scattered information on the subject, outlines the most important and significant work in related literature, and covers the latest hardware and software for ergonomic design pertaining to AAL. From inception to implementation, the text assesses what has been produced and researched so far and looks for trends and clues for the future. It reviews literature on AAL published since 2007 and describes the main features and areas of products or systems that interlink and improve new or existing technologies and systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Assisted Living
EditorsNM Garcia, JJPC Rodrigues
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherTaylor and Francis / CRC Press (USA)
Pages293-326
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9781439869840
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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Gálvez-Barrón, CP., Kamel Boulos, MN., Prescher, S., Abellán Cano, C., Suárez Ortega, E., Font Tió, A., Morales Gras, J., ODonovan, K., Diaz Boladeras, M., & Köhler, F. (2015). Telemedicine scenario for elderly people with comorbidity (Chapter 12). In NM. Garcia, & JJPC. Rodrigues (Eds.), Ambient Assisted Living (pp. 293-326). Taylor and Francis / CRC Press (USA). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439869840