Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide

Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide

Jeffrey Soar (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Rick Swindell (Griffith University, Australia) and Philip Tsang (The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
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Release Date: September, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 390
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-825-8
ISBN13: 9781615208258|ISBN10: 1615208259|EISBN13: 9781615208265
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Technology has great potential to assist seniors and others with special needs in better managing their health, maintaining active and productive lives, enabling independent living, reducing risk, and compensating for cognitive and physical decline.

Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide offers high-quality research with both industry- and practice-related articles in the broad area of intelligent technologies for seniors. The main focus of the book is to provide insights into current innovation, issues to be resolved, and approaches for widespread adoption so that seniors, their families, and their caregivers are able to enjoy their promised benefits.

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

  • Attitudes of Seniors to Technology
  • Benefits – Clinical, Social, and Economic
  • Disease Management and Coordinated Care
  • Education, Training, and Awareness
  • Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance
  • Payment Systems, Funding, and Business Models
  • Smart Homes and Buildings
  • Technologies for Residential Aged Care
  • Telecare and Telehealth
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Technology
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Workforce Productivity Tools
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Jeffrey Soar has an executive background in computing and information management. He held Chief Information Officer roles in national and state government organizations in Australia and overseas. Dr. Soar has also advised overseas governments and consulted to international development agencies, corporations, other universities and companies. Dr. Soar has been the foundation director of e-health research centres at two universities. He has authored over 100 published papers and given invited keynote presentations at prestigious international conferences.

Philip Tsang was a senior academic member of staff at the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK). He was conferred the OUHK President's Award for Excellent Teaching and Research in 2006, 2007 and in 2009. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE. Prof. Tsang has published widely in SCI journals. He is author of eight ICT and education books. He was a graduate of Washington University, USA. Dr Tsang has been the conference chair of the Int’l ICT conference series: Enhancing Healthcare Education, Research and Practice since 2006. He is editor of five international journals in the areas of Teaching & Learning, Mobile Communications, Education, Finance and Health. Dr Tsang is an advisor of the Hong Kong Doctors’ Union. Dr Tsang is Chair Professor and Vice President (Academic and Research) of the Caritas Francis Hsu College, and Caritas College of Careers. One of his current projects is to amalgamate Caritas’ 4-year and 2-year colleges to lay the foundation for the first Catholic University in Hong Kong, SAR, China. Philip would like to give special thanks to his wife Dr Sandy Tse for her support during the project activities in the past 12 months. This project has also benefited from the research grants (27/QEGS/A-08-09) from the Quality Enhancement Grant Scheme of the Education Bureau; (6/21)(R189-2)(ST-08/09-2) from The Open University of Hong Kong; and (HK-R1209) from Johnson & Johnson. For these, Philip wants to thank the Education Bureau, Caritas-HK, and Diabetes Team of the United Christian Hospital, The Open University of Hong Kong, and Johnson & Johnson research committees.

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