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The Role of Technology in Elder Abuse Research

  • Scott R. BeachEmail author


We are in the midst of a technological revolution that is changing the world in fundamental ways. The digital revolution has changed the way we learn, work, communicate, and how we spend our leisure time. Technology has also revolutionized the conduct of scientific research across disciplines. Computerized data collection, smartphone applications, video and sensor-based technologies, physiological monitoring, brain imaging techniques, and data mining algorithms for “big data” are just a few examples. This chapter focuses on the role of technology in elder abuse research. The primary goal of the chapter is to provide an overview of how technology has been used thus far in elder abuse research, and, more importantly, to stimulate thinking about how it might be used in the future.


Elder abuse Technology Surveys Video monitoring Forensics Data mining Brain imaging 


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  1. 1.University Center for Social and Urban ResearchUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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