Computing and Engineering for Successful Aging provides a thorough introduction to the technologies promoting independence for older persons as they face age related declines and age related chronic conditions. Written by experts in their respective fields and based on presentations at three conferences on aging and independence,, chapters cover such topics as device and computer accessibility, home automation to support independence, assistive robotics, smart environments, and emerging standards in and the future of elder care.
Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, PhD, is a Professor in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department (CISE) at the University of Florida. His research interests span the areas of pervasive and mobile computing, assistive environments, and health telematics. Mounir Mokhtari, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Institut TELECOM (formerly GET/INT) in France. His research activity focuses on human-machine interaction, rehabilitation robotics, and health telematics. Bessam Abdulrazak, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. His research interests include ubiquitous and pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, smart spaces, assistive technologies, and rehabilitation robotics.