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Assistive Technologies in Social and Health Factors

The book, Assistive Technologies in Social and Health Factors is published by Springer Verlag on 09 February 2022. 

Editors: Ernst-Wilhelm Luthe, Sandra Verena Müller, Ina Schiering.

Among others, some members of the WissenschaftsCampus contributed to chapters of the book (Sandra Müller, Olaf Mumm, Vanessa Carlow, Linda Münch, Tanja Heuer, Tom Lorenz and Ina Schiering). Team page: postdigitalparticipation.org/team

The corresponding chapters can be found here:  postdigitalparticipation.org/publikationen

Assistive technologies (AT) combine concepts, products and services with the aim of increasing the quality of life, self-determination and participation of people in all stages of life, especially people with impairments, older people and people with chronic diseases. Their connection with the digital world is not inevitable. But on closer inspection, assistive technologies today often involve digital applications that inherently achieve their supportive effect from a combination of analogue and digital solutions. Due to the widespread availability of inexpensive and powerful digital end devices, such as smartphones, wearables, smartglasses and the first commercially successful household robots, comprehensive functionalities are available in people's everyday lives, especially in the area of smart homes and smart cities. A wide range of technologies are being used, such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Important questions here are how AT can be designed in a participatory manner together with the users and how the fundamental rights and freedoms of those affected can be preserved.

Click here for the publication: link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-34027-8