Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly

The Development of a Communication Device for the Elderly with Complementing Illustrations and Examples

  • Eckehard Fozzy Moritz

Part of the Advanced Technologies and Societal Change book series (ATSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eckehard Fozzy Moritz, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Gámez Payá
    Pages 1-14
  3. Martin Strehler, Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
    Pages 15-20
  4. Stefanie Erdt, Stephan Biel, Javier Ganzarain, Eckehard Fozzy Moritz, Ute Vidal Cabello
    Pages 21-32
  5. Ricard Barberà-Guillem, Nadia Campos, Stephan Biel, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Gámez Payá, Javier Ganzarain et al.
    Pages 33-47
  6. Eckehard Fozzy Moritz, Stephan Biel, Martin Burkhard, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Gámez Payá, Javier Ganzarain et al.
    Pages 49-68
  7. Steffen Ganz, Hannes Pasqualini, Isacco Chiaf, Jan Kliewer, Martin Burkhard
    Pages 69-84
  8. Martin Burkhard, Andrea Nutsi, Michael Koch
    Pages 91-104
  9. Ricard Barberà-Guillem, Nadia Campos, Stephan Biel, Martin Burkhard, Stefanie Erdt, Javier Ganzarain et al.
    Pages 105-115
  10. Javier Gámez Payá
    Pages 125-134
  11. Javier Gámez Payá, Stefanie Erdt, Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
    Pages 135-139
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 141-141

About this book


This book presents a wealth of insights and new conceptualizations for the development of Assistive Technologies for the Interaction of the Elderly. The book arranges the chapters according to important aspects of maximizing the use value in innovation projects. Every chapter will include an executive summary reporting the main results, a storyline using everyday language, and scientific excursions, wherever useful.

The book shows how an innovation project should be structured towards maximum use value and how a project should be structured in order to make a difference. It describes the useful categorization of the large group of the elderly to maximize the focus of the innovation and demonstrates the user involvement into innovation activities. Of course, the assessment of such innovative projects is discussed as well as the “lessons learned”. The book also explores the business opportunities and the financial evaluation of aspects of assistive technology.



Ambient Assisted Living AAL Ease of Use Elderly Interaction and Service Assitstant Elsia Haptics Holistic Innovation Movement Motivation Optical Functions Social Interaction Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
    • 1
  1. 1.Innovationsmanufaktur GmbHMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00677-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00678-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-6853
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6861
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