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Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Health Technologies

  • Maurice D. Mulvenna
  • Chris D. Nugent


  • Detailed exposition of true multidisciplinary applied research in eInclusion/eHealth

  • Application of latest design and development methods

  • Novel forms of user engagement in design process

  • Illustration of the state of the art in technology to support independent living


Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maurice D. Mulvenna, Chris D. Nugent, Ferial Moelaert, David Craig, Rose-Marie Dröes, Johan E. Bengtsson
      Pages 3-14
    3. David Craig, Franka Meiland, Peter Passmore, Rose-Marie Dröes
      Pages 15-21
    4. Ricardo Castellot Lou, Angele Giuliano, Maurice D. Mulvenna
      Pages 23-35
    5. Steve Lauriks, Annika Reinersmann, Henriëtte Geralde van der Roest, Franka Meiland, Richard Davies, Ferial Moelaert et al.
      Pages 37-61
    6. Suzanne Martin, Johan E. Bengtsson, Rose-Marie Dröes
      Pages 63-76
  3. The Role of the User in the Design Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Franka Meiland, Rose-Marie Dröes, Stefan Sävenstedt, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Anna-Lena Andersson
      Pages 79-100
    3. Marike Hettinga, Chris D. Nugent, Richard Davies, Ferial Moelaert, Halgeir Holthe, Anna-Lena Andersson
      Pages 101-111
  4. Pervasive Healthcare Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Matthias Baumgarten, Maurice D. Mulvenna
      Pages 131-143
    3. Richard Davies, Chris D. Nugent, Mark Donnelly
      Pages 145-163
    4. Jonathan Wallace, Maurice D. Mulvenna, Suzanne Martin, Sharon Stephens, William Burns
      Pages 165-188
  5. Evaluation and Assessment of Cognitive Prosthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Susanne Andersson, Anna-Lena Andersson
      Pages 191-195
    3. Stefan Sävenstedt, Franka Meiland, Rose-Marie Dröes, Ferial Moelaert
      Pages 197-206
    4. Franka Meiland, Rose-Marie Dröes, Stefan Sävenstedt
      Pages 207-220
    5. Jeffrey Kaye
      Pages 221-234

About this book


Information and communication technologies can provide new paradigms in healthcare provision. In particular, new Pervasive Healthcare technologies can revolutionise the dynamics of healthcare, enabling people to remain at home for longer with lower costs to health and welfare organisations. This book reveals how pervasive healthcare technologies have been designed in conjunction with users and carers. It explores the application of novel methods and technologies, encompassing the research, design and evaluation of a new set of pervasive healthcare solutions.

An introduction to pervasive healthcare systems and services developed for people with dementia, this book describes this multidisciplinary area, primarily from a perspective of user need.

Key topics covered include: 
- ICT for Inclusion
- Pervasive healthcare
- Smart homes
- Ambient Assisting Living
- Assistive technology
- Cognitive prosthetics
- Design process
- User centred design
- Context aware computing
- Ethical considerations

This book will be of interest to healthcare practitioners developing new health and social care paradigms; researchers and students engaged in pervasive computing studies; ubiquitous computing and mobile computing researchers; and clinicians who are working with technical researchers.


Cognitive prosthetics Context-aware computing Electronic Assistive Technology Evaluation Participative design Pervasive Healthcare Telecare and Telehealth assessment eInclusion pervasive computing privacy ubiquitous computing user-centred desi

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurice D. Mulvenna
    • 1
  • Chris D. Nugent
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Computer ScienceUniversity UlsterNewtownabbey, Co. AntrimUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Computing & MathematicsUniversity of Ulster, JordanstownNewtownabbey, Co. AntrimUnited Kingdom

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