Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services (2 Volumes)

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Isabel Maria Miranda (Municipality of Guimarães, Portugal) and Patricia Gonçalves (School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal)
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Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 978
ISBN13: 9781466639867|ISBN10: 1466639865|EISBN13: 9781466639874|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7

Description

In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the development of human well-being and psychological growth.

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Services is a comprehensive collection of relevant research on technology and its developments of ICTs in healthcare and social services. This book focuses on the emerging trends in the social and healthcare sectors such as social networks, security of ICTs, and advisory services, beneficial to researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to further their interest in technological advancements.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistive Technology for Cognition
  • Elderly Healthcare
  • Emerging Trends
  • Health and Social Care Needs
  • Human/Psychological Aspects of ICT
  • Social Care Services
  • Social networks

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
Isabel Maria Miranda is currently the responsible by the Social Services Division of the Municipality of the city council of Guimarães. She has previously worked as coordinator of projects of continuing education at University of Porto, and simultaneously as lecturer of disciplines of Management and Social Sciences at higher education institutions. She holds a 5-year degree in Psychology and a Master degree in Psychology of Organizations.
Patricia Gonçalves is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal where she has been lecturing for over twelve years. She graduated from the University of Aveiro in 1997, with a degree in New Communication Technologies, then earned her MSc. in Information Management in 2000, from the University of Oporto and, in 2008, completed her PhD, at the University of Minho, in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related with Multimedia, Virtual Environments, Human Computer-Interaction and Collaborative Tools to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. Her main research interests include (but are not limited to): Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Learning, Interactive Multimedia Applications, Virtual Worlds, Serious Games and Human Computer Interaction.

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