This book focuses on various aspects of research on aging, including in relation to assistive technology; dignity of aging; how technology can support a greater understanding of the experience of physically aging and cognitive changes; mobility issues associated with the elderly; and emerging technologies. The 80+ age group represents an expanding market, with an estimated worth of £21.4 billion a year. Everyone is affected by this shift in demographics – we are getting older and may become carers – and we need to prepare ourselves and adjust our surroundings for longer life. Products, services and environments have been changing in response to the changing population.Presenting international design research to demonstrate the thinking and ideas shaping design, this book is a valuable resource for designers; product developers; employers; gerontologists; and medical, health and service providers; as well as everyone interested in aging.
Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A., & Jain, L. (Eds.) (2019). Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. (1st ed.) (1868-4394). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26292-1