Ambient Assisted Living [electronic resource] : 4. AAL-Kongress 2011, Berlin, Germany, January 25–26, 2011 / edited by Reiner Wichert, Birgid Eberhardt.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011Description: XII, 320p. 123 illus., 51 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642181672Subject(s): Engineering | Geriatrics | Social sciences -- Data processing | Biomedical engineering | Economics | Aging -- Research | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | R & D/Technology Policy | Aging | Geriatrics/Gerontology | Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral SciencesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Assistance Systems -- Human Machine Interface -- Platforms -- Activity Recognition -- Sensor Technology -- Telemonitoring.
In this book, 22 authors discuss development of Ambient Assisted Living. It presents new technological developments which support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs. As the technological innovation raises also social issues, the book addresses micro and macro economical aspects of assistive systems and puts an additional emphasis on the ethical and legal discussion. The presentation is supported by real world examples and applications.