Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations

  • Andree Woodcock
  • Louise Moody
  • Deana McDonagh
  • Ajita Jain
  • Lakhmi C. Jain

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 167)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Approaches to Designing With and for Older People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joe Langley, Gemma Wheeler, Rebecca Partridge, Remi Bec, Dan Wolstenholme, Lise Sproson
      Pages 3-19
    3. Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Angel Jimenez-Aranda, Vitaveska Lanfranchi, Sue Pownall, Lise Sproson, Wendy B. Tindale
      Pages 21-39
    4. Gabriella Spinelli, Massimo Micocci, Emmanuel Tsekleves, Yu-Han Wang, Wendy Martin, Yonghun Lim et al.
      Pages 41-58
    5. Andree Woodcock, Deana McDonagh, Paul Magee, Mike Tovey
      Pages 59-77
  3. Usability and Uptake of Assistive Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Avril D. McCarthy, Louise Moody
      Pages 105-125
  4. Dignity and Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Deana McDonagh, Debra Reardanz
      Pages 129-145
    3. Katherine Jeays-Ward, Vitaveska Lanfranchi, Avril D. McCarthy, Liz Pryde, Lise Sproson, Wendy B. Tindale
      Pages 147-168
  5. New Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. John Knight, Elliot Ross, Chris Gibbons, Tom McEwan
      Pages 171-187
    3. Rebecca Wiczorek, Megan A. Bayles, Wendy A. Rogers
      Pages 203-219
  6. Supporting the Mobility Needs of Older People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Louise Moody, Paul Magee, Dimitar Stefanov
      Pages 235-256
    3. Berrak Karaca Şalgamcıoğlu
      Pages 275-292
    4. Cindy Mayas, Heidi Krömker
      Pages 293-307
  7. Assistive Technology and Dementia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Sonja Pedell, Stu Favilla, Andrew Murphy, Jeanie Beh, Tanya Petrovich
      Pages 335-361

About this book


​This book focuses on various aspects of research on aging, including in relation to assistive technology; dignity of aging; how technology can support a greater understanding of the experience of physically aging and cognitive changes; mobility issues associated with the elderly; and emerging technologies. 

The 80+ age group represents an expanding market, with an estimated worth of £21.4 billion a year. Everyone is affected by this shift in demographics – we are getting older and may become carers – and we need to prepare ourselves and adjust our surroundings for longer life. Products, services and environments have been changing in response to the changing population.

Presenting international design research to demonstrate the thinking and ideas shaping design, this book is a valuable resource for designers; product developers; employers;  gerontologists; and medical, health and service providers; as well as everyone interested in aging.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andree Woodcock
    • 1
  • Louise Moody
    • 2
  • Deana McDonagh
    • 3
  • Ajita Jain
    • 4
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, Faculty of Arts and HumanitiesCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, Faculty of Arts and HumanitiesCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  3. 3.School of Art and DesignUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA
  4. 4.Elizabeth Grove SurgeryAdelaideAustralia
  5. 5.Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyCentre for Artificial Intelligence, University of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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