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Survey of Assistive Technology Devices and Applications for Aging in Place

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2 Author(s)
O'Brien, A. ; Software Technol. Res. Centre, Dundalk Inst. of Technol., Dundalk, Ireland ; Mac Ruairi, R.

As the baby boom generation ages towards retirement we are set to see a change in population demographics, this change will put increased pressure on the healthcare system unless an alternative is implemented. This paper outlines a survey of assistive technology devices to suit an older person in an aging in place situation, in doing so we will be investigating a number of assistive technology devices, both currently available and proposed. This paper also aims to classify assistive technology devices to facilitate future research and development in this area.

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Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, 2009. CENTRIC '09. Second International Conference on

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20-25 Sept. 2009

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