Technologies for health assessment, promotion, and assistance

Focus on gerontechnology

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Adriana Seelye, Diane J. Cook

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Abstract

With the aging of the world's population, it is becoming increasingly urgent to develop innovative and preventative health-care methods. If we are to provide the highest quality of care to our aging population, we must consider technological innovations in our future planning and implementation. Technologies have the potential to offer innovations for home-based prevention, early detection, independent living, safety and security, behavioral change, social support, and caregiver aid. Neuropsychologists have the opportunity to play an important role in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of these technologies. In this chapter, we describe our multidisciplinary work with both simple and artificial intelligence-based technologies that can be used proactively to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and improve autonomy and quality of life. We also discuss challenges that remain to be addressed as the field of gerontechnology moves forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPositive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages143-160
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781461466055, 1461466040, 9781461466048
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Health Promotion
Technology
Inventions
Independent Living
Preventive Medicine
Quality of Health Care
Artificial Intelligence
Social Support
Caregivers
Population
Quality of Life
Delivery of Health Care
Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., Seelye, A., & Cook, D. J. (2013). Technologies for health assessment, promotion, and assistance: Focus on gerontechnology. In Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health (pp. 143-160). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6605-5_8

Technologies for health assessment, promotion, and assistance : Focus on gerontechnology. / Schmitter-Edgecombe, Maureen; Seelye, Adriana; Cook, Diane J.

Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health. Springer New York, 2013. p. 143-160.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Schmitter-Edgecombe, M, Seelye, A & Cook, DJ 2013, Technologies for health assessment, promotion, and assistance: Focus on gerontechnology. in Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health. Springer New York, pp. 143-160. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6605-5_8
Schmitter-Edgecombe M, Seelye A, Cook DJ. Technologies for health assessment, promotion, and assistance: Focus on gerontechnology. In Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health. Springer New York. 2013. p. 143-160 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6605-5_8
Schmitter-Edgecombe, Maureen ; Seelye, Adriana ; Cook, Diane J. / Technologies for health assessment, promotion, and assistance : Focus on gerontechnology. Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health. Springer New York, 2013. pp. 143-160
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