Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments

Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments

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The concept of assistive technology is moving away from adopting the most appropriate devices to overcome the limitations of users, to the designing and setting up of total environments in which people can live, supported by suitable services and additional support devices integrated within the environment. These two perspectives are deeply intertwined, both from technological and social points of view, and the relationship between them currently represent the primary challenge for the field of assistive technology. This publication covers the proceedings of the 10th European Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), the organization which stimulates the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of people with disabilities, including elderly people. This conference seeks to bridge the gap between these two complementary approaches, providing an opportunity to clarify differences and common points and to better define future direction. This publication is a significant contribution to the advancement of inclusion for people living with a disability everywhere.User Interface design MWA Guide interface is composed of four tabs, one for each provided feature. Navigation is available through the so-called a€œSoft Keysa€ ( left and right-sided on Nokia E61i device used in the trial), the joypad and theanbsp;...

Title:Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments
Author: Pier Luigi Emiliani, Laura Burzagli
Publisher:IOS Press - 2009-01-01

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