Everyday Technology for Independence and Care
Numbers of the elderly and people with disabilities in our society are growing. Technological solutions have an increasingly important role in supporting this group of individuals in their daily life, to ensure both independence and adequate care. For this reason the 11th European Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) focuses on the following topic: ‘Everyday Technology for Independence and Care’. This volume publishes the proceedings of the 2011 AAATE conference, exploring the relationship between care and technology: monitoring technology, public information systems on assistive technology in various European countries, the socio-economic outcomes of assistive technology and policy, advanced technologies (ICT and robotics), various technological approaches to cognitive and visual impairments, technology for mobility, Design for All approaches, technology from the user perspective and various aspects of service delivery. The AAATE’s mission is to stimulate the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of people with disabilities, including the elderly, and to improve both the position of users of assistive technology in our society and the quality of care.