Technologies for health assessment, promotion, and assistance: Focus on gerontechnology

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

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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
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781461466055
ISBN (Print)1461466040, 9781461466048
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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