With the aging of the world's population, it is becoming increasingly urgent to develop innovative and preventative health-care methods. If we are to provide the highest quality of care to our aging population, we must consider technological innovations in our future planning and implementation. Technologies have the potential to offer innovations for home-based prevention, early detection, independent living, safety and security, behavioral change, social support, and caregiver aid. Neuropsychologists have the opportunity to play an important role in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of these technologies. In this chapter, we describe our multidisciplinary work with both simple and artificial intelligence-based technologies that can be used proactively to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and improve autonomy and quality of life. We also discuss challenges that remain to be addressed as the field of gerontechnology moves forward.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Positive Neuropsychology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||1461466040, 9781461466048|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2013|