By Ingrid Kollak

This ebook describes how assistive expertise will help handicapped, aged and acutely in poor health humans to control their day-by-day lives larger and remain secure in the house. It discusses how protection is known from a moral, technical and social standpoint, and gives examples of the issues that clients, their helpers carers have with assistive know-how in daily situations.

The publication presents insights from user-centred learn and makes use of photos to demonstrate the most subject: how clients and expertise can interact to make sure security. User-focused and mixing adventure with learn, the e-book will curiosity clients of those forms of know-how, healthiness execs who may well introduce and/or prescribe them, engineers who strengthen and promote assistive technological contraptions, and designers who construct secure houses – in addition to researchers and scholars who paintings in those fields. It presents an summary of the prevailing expertise, examines how you can try out its effectiveness from the perspective of clients, wellbeing and fitness pros and researchers from varied fields (architecture, schooling, engineering, facility administration, drugs, nursing, occupational remedy, rehabilitative medication, physiotherapy, social technological know-how and speech therapy), and lists valuable addresses, web pages and literature

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Safe at Home with Assistive Technology

This booklet describes how assistive know-how might help handicapped, aged and acutely unwell humans to control their day-by-day lives higher and remain secure in the house. It discusses how protection is known from a moral, technical and social point of view, and provides examples of the issues that clients, their helpers carers have with assistive expertise in daily events.

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2010). 8 million. 6 million of those people need care, of which the great majority (around 80 %) is aged 65 and over. Of those aged over 90, about one half (59 %) need care. The number of women needing care increases markedly after the age of 80 compared to men of the same age. 86 million) of those needing care are looked after at home. 3 million are cared for by family members. Six hundred and sixteen thousand of those in need of care receive support from home care services (Federal Statistical Office 2015).

IWalkActive—The Active Walker for Active People iHomeLab—Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Trionic, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Careguide GmbH, Ith-Icoserve, Trikon AG, Geo7 AG, Kanton Zug. 1 Why iWalkActive? Rollators have become very common mobility aids, and in countries such as Germany and Sweden about 4 % of the population uses a rollator. However, a significant problem with existing rollators is that people in need of support often hesitate or refuse to use them. ’ Instead of seeing opportunities to stay physically active, a lot of people tend to associate rollators with being old, ill and ‘handicapped’.

Consent was given voluntarily and was obtained in writing by the study team. 8 The Caring TV Intervention In the period between April and December 2013 we did 105 caring TV shows. We ran them three times a week, and each broadcast lasted 45 min. Of 105 Caring TV shows, 22 were about activity, 39 shows provided information and 44 focused on communication. Usually between one and four people took part. In one case, eight people participated. The participants were sent a programme schedule 4 weeks in advance via Dropbox.

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