Gaps between assistive technologies and dementia care

Taro Sugihara, Tsutomu Fujinami, Robert Phaal, Yasuo Ikawa

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Abstract

A growing number of people are now entering the elderly age category in Japan; this raises the likelihood of more persons with dementia, as the probability of becoming cognitively impaired increases with age. There is an increasing need for caregivers who are well trained and experienced and who can pay special attention to the needs of people with dementia. Technology can play an important role in helping such people and their caregivers. A lack of mutual understanding between caregivers and researchers regarding the appropriate uses of assistive technologies is another problem. We have described the relationship between information and communication technology (ICT), especially assistive technologies, and social issues as a first step towards developing a technology roadmap.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Proceedings of Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12
Pages3067-3072
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012
Event2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 29 2012Aug 2 2012

Publication series

Name2012 Proceedings of Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12

Other

Other2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/29/128/2/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Sugihara, T., Fujinami, T., Phaal, R., & Ikawa, Y. (2012). Gaps between assistive technologies and dementia care. In 2012 Proceedings of Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12 (pp. 3067-3072). [6304324] (2012 Proceedings of Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12).