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Li, Shu-Chen ; Schellenbach, Michael ; Lindenberger, Ulman

Assistive Technology for Successful Aging: Perspectives from Developmental Behavioral and Neuroscience

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Abstract

Growing into old age is a personal privilege and a societal achievement. However, it is also a challenge for both the individuals and societies. The impressive gains in extending average physical longevity to 75 years and beyond is not necessary accompanied by high-levels of physical, psychological, and brain “fitness”. Thus, it is important to seek ways to help older adults maintaining functions in these domains in order to maintain life quality in old age. Adaptive assistive devices and environments are promising technological advancements for promoting successful aging. Sufficient plasticity in the aging psychological and neurocognitive systems are necessary for technologies to engender desired effects. Designs and evaluations of assistive technologies need to consider dynamic changes in developmental resources across the lifespan. This paper reviews evidence of behavioral and neurocognitive plasticity in old age and highlights psychological principles for successful aging technologies.

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@InProceedings{li_et_al:DSP:2008:1468,
  author =	{Shu-Chen Li and Michael Schellenbach and Ulman Lindenberger},
  title =	{Assistive Technology for Successful Aging: Perspectives from Developmental Behavioral and Neuroscience},
  booktitle =	{Assisted Living Systems - Models, Architectures and Engineering Approaches},
  year =	{2008},
  editor =	{Arthur I. Karshmer and J{\"u}rgen Nehmer and Hartmut Raffler and Gerhard Tr{\"o}ster},
  number =	{07462},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2008/1468},
  annote =	{Keywords: Successful aging, Plasticity, Assistive technology, Resource allocation}
}

Keywords: Successful aging, Plasticity, Assistive technology, Resource allocation
Seminar: 07462 - Assisted Living Systems Models, Architectures and Engineering Approaches
Issue date: 2008
Date of publication: 28.04.2008


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