Reviewing Home Based Assistive Technologies

TitleReviewing Home Based Assistive Technologies
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBamidis, Panagiotis D., Konstantinidis Evdokimos I., Billis Antonis S., and Siountas Anastasios
Book TitleInnovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
PublisherIGI Global

Population ageing is an unprecedented challenge for human societies, which recently is globally tackled by new technologies. In this chapter technologies tailored for use by the elderly people and materialising what is called ambient assisted living and e-health are discussed. Focus is only placed on those that can allow for a home-based. Emphasis is drawn both on the technical front as well as on the application front based on recent literature. The scope is to make sure the audience reaches a sufficiently broad understanding of what technology is available for home use by elderly people. Applications and research efforts spent but also funded at the European level with a clear focus on those supported by elderly trials are provided. The chapter is enriched with case studies from various projects.