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Ambient Assistive Living (AAL) Technology for Dementia and Aging in Place: An inclusive approach to knowledge acquisition for the design community

Stranks, Anna (2017) Ambient Assistive Living (AAL) Technology for Dementia and Aging in Place: An inclusive approach to knowledge acquisition for the design community. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Stranks, Anna
Abstract:

The growing concern for safety, care and wellbeing of older people ad increase in age related health issues such as dementia, has generated a great interest in AAL technologies as a means to support the elderly and caregiver needs in daily living tasks, extend aging at home, and maintaining social inclusion for as long as possible. As technology becomes more ubiquitous in home environments, new design challenges will arise for the design/build community. Literature search revealed that there is now North American Guideline for AAL technology available. This study required an integrated design process utilizing in-person and online surveys which included interdisciplinary contributions from healthcare experts. building automation experts. interior designers and architects in the development of an educational structure fro a proposed North American AAL Technology Guideline. Research indicated that the educational structure would need to consider the developmental continuum in learning for professionals as they move from novice to expert in practice.

Keywords: aging, ambient assisted living (AAL) technology, dementia, home automation, innovation models, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, professional developmental continuum

Contributors:
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UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDannastudio_a@rogers.com
Date: May 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 16:49
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 16:49
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1794

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