Functional Changes in Older Adults: Impact on Home Technology Design

Author Victor A. Hirth

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Victor A. Hirth. Functional Changes in Older Adults: Impact on Home Technology Design. In Assisted Living Systems - Models, Architectures and Engineering Approaches. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 7462, pp. 1-4, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2008)


The aging demographic being experienced by all western countries has significant impact on health care utilization as well as the ability to remain in independent living situations. Chronic medical conditions and functional disability impair older adults’ ability to remain independent. Ambient assisted living technologies may help less the burden of disability and increase the likelihood of older adults remaining independent into their later years.
  • Chronic disease
  • functional and cognitive decline
  • geriatric syndromes


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