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)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 390|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-825-8
ISBN13: 9781615208258|ISBN10: 1615208259|EISBN13: 9781615208265


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.

Topics Covered

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

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.