Gerotechnology - Research and Practice in Technology and Aging (Hardcover, New)

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Two "megatrends" of modern culture are rapid population aging and the inexorable advances in various technologies encountered by the population at large.

This comprehensive volume explores the intersections of technology with aging and serves as both a primer and reference for educators, students, researchers, and practitioners. It includes concepts from the basics of gerotechnology-person-environment fit-to the core activity fields-computer and assistive devices and their practical applications-to models, or prototypes for technical development and its application to everyday life.

Thought-provoking concluding chapters address ethical concerns for the future as well as offer new perspectives or context to ideas and innovations explored earlier.


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Two "megatrends" of modern culture are rapid population aging and the inexorable advances in various technologies encountered by the population at large.

This comprehensive volume explores the intersections of technology with aging and serves as both a primer and reference for educators, students, researchers, and practitioners. It includes concepts from the basics of gerotechnology-person-environment fit-to the core activity fields-computer and assistive devices and their practical applications-to models, or prototypes for technical development and its application to everyday life.

Thought-provoking concluding chapters address ethical concerns for the future as well as offer new perspectives or context to ideas and innovations explored earlier.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Springer Publishing Company

Country of origin

United States

Release date

October 2004

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

First published

October 2004

Authors

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Dimensions

234 x 156 x 19mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover

Pages

320

Edition

New

ISBN-13

978-0-8261-2516-3

Barcode

9780826125163

Categories

LSN

0-8261-2516-6



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