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Technologies for an Aging Population
March 1, 2009 Volume 39 Issue 1
Articles In This Issue
  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    AuthorMisha Pavel, Holly Jimison, Tamara Hayes, and Jeffrey Kaye

    Technologies that provide in-time information through unobtrusive, in-home monitoring can improve the daily lives of elders.

    Introduction: A Personal Scenario
    Earlier today I had a terrifying experience when visiting my 80-something year old parents in their little house in Islip, Long ...

  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    AuthorJoachim Meyer

    New in-vehicle systems must be designed for users who receive no training in how to use them and whose cognitive and sensory abilities vary.

    Seventy years ago people were already concerned about older drivers having to adjust to changes in cars. In an article on traffic accidents and age, ...

  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    AuthorRichard Marottoli

    The cessation of driving can have positive consequences for society but serious negative consequences for older people.

    In recent years, the discussion of safe transportation for older people has expanded beyond driving to include a range of options for providing out-of-home mobility. In this ...

  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    AuthorSara J. Czaja and Joseph Sharit

    Human factors engineers can greatly increase the independence and improve the quality of life for older people.

    Dramatic changes are taking place in the demographic structure of the United States and other countries (Figure 1). An estimated 22 percent of the population will be over the age of ...

  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    AuthorRory A. Cooper

    Elders can live more independently and safely in their homes with technologies that provide personal mobility and manipulation capabilities.

    Technology can enhance the quality of life for older people, enable them to live safely in their homes, and enable them to participate in their communities ...

  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    Editor's Note

    The world population is aging. By 2050, the number of people over 65 will increase from 7.8 percent of the global population today (about 500 million) to about 16 percent. By 2016, for the first time in history, people over 65 will outnumber children under five (National ...