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Title Ageing and technology : perspectives from the social sciences / Emma Domínguez-Rué, Linda Nierling (eds.)
Published Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (339 pages)
Series Science Studies
Science studies.
Contents All that glitters is not silver-technologies for the elderly in context / Linda Nierling and Emma Domínguez-Rué -- Motives of the elderly for the use of technology in their daily lives / Helga Pelizäus-Hoffmeister -- An exploration of mobile telephony non-use among older people / Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol -- Older women on the game: understanding digital game perspectives from an ageing cohort / Hannah Marston and Sheri Graner-Ray -- Social inclusion of elderly people in rural areas by social technological mechanisms / Peter Biniok, Iris Menke, Stefan Selke -- Skripting age -- the negotiation of age and aging in ambient assisted living / Cordula Endter -- Making space for ageing: embedding social and psychological needs of older people into smart home technology / Barry Guihen -- Seeing again: dementia, personhood and technology / Ike Kamphof -- Enabling a mobile and independent way of live for people with dementia -- needs-oriented technology development / Nora Weinberger, Bettina-Johanna Krings, Michael Decker / Emotional robotics in the care of older people: a comparison of research findings of PARO- and PLEO-interventions in care home from Australia, Germany and the UK / Barbara Klein, Glenda Cook, Wendy Moyle -- Navigating the European landscape of ageing and ICT: policy, governance, and the role of ethics / Eugenio Mantovani and Bruno Turnheim -- Ageing and technology decision-making: a framework for assessing uncertainty / Ciara Fitzgerald and Frédéric Adam -- Aging and technology: what is the take home message for newspapers readers? / Gregor Wolbring and Boushra Abdullah -- Towards an ageless society: assessing a transhumanist programme / Martin Sand and Karin Jongsma -- Focusing on the human: interdisciplinary reflections on ageing and technology / Maria Beimborn, Selma Kadi, Nina Köberer, Mara Mühleck, Mone Spindler
Summary The booming increase of the senior population has become a social phenomenon and a challenge to our societies, and technological advances have undoubtedly contributed to improve the lives of elderly citizens in numerous aspects. In current debates on technology, however, the "human factor" is often largely ignored. The ageing individual is rather seen as a malfunctioning machine whose deficiencies must be diagnosed or as a set of limitations to be overcome by means of technological devices. This volume aims at focusing on the perspective of human beings deriving from the development and use of technology: this change of perspective - taking the human being and not technology first - may help us to become more sensitive to the ambivalences involved in the interaction between humans and technology, as well as to adapt technologies to the people that created the need for its existence, thus contributing to improve the quality of life of senior citizens
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Subject Technology and older people.
Form Electronic book
Author Domínguez-Rué, Emma, editor
Nierling, Linda, editor
ISBN 3837629570 (electronic bk.)
3839429579 (electronic bk.)
9783837629576 (electronic bk.)
9783839429570 (electronic bk.)