Gerotechnology is the use of technology to sustain individual autonomy to an advanced age; a field of increasing importance for those who serve elders who experience a natural decline in biopsychosocial abilities. Such technology advancements improve activities of daily living, general health, and well-being.Current and future applications in crucial areas such as mobility and transportation, assistive devices, senior citizen housing, in-home technologies, safety and privacy, research and development (especially design), are described. New methods like virtual environments, advances in applications of research findings in sensation, perception, and cognition, novel accessibility challenges to information and communication technology, and the changed-and- evolving characteristics of the elderly are among the exciting chapters in this state-of-the art volume.Contributors from around the globe, including the UK, Germany, Japan, Canada, The Netherlands, Korea, the US, and more, bring unprecedented cross-cultural insight to the intersections of these two phenomena: aging and technology.Third place winner in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing awards.
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Sunkyo Kwon, Ph.D., is research fellow at the Medical Faculty of Hanyang University, South Korea (Republic of Korea, RoK). He has been director of the Applied Gerontology Graduate Program at Sookmyung University, RoK.
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