A collaboration between leading scientists, practitioners, and researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, this book is a comprehensive resource describing Quality of Life technologies and their development, evaluation, adoption, and commercialization. It takes an interdisciplinary team approach to the process of tec

chapter 1|14 pages

Who Can Benet from Quality of Life Technology?

ByRichard Schulz, Scott R. Beach

chapter 4|22 pages

Assessing Needs, Preferences, and Attitudes Using Survey Methods

ByScott R. Beach

chapter 5|20 pages

- Design and Development Process

ByJudith T. Matthews, Karen L. Courtney, and Annette DeVito Dabbs

chapter 6|26 pages

- Universal Design for Quality of Life Technologies

ByEdward Steinfeld, Roger O. Smith

chapter 7|14 pages

- Fostering Teamwork and Community Partnerships

ByJudith T. Matthews, Karen L. Courtney

chapter 8|16 pages

- Evaluating Quality of Life Technologies

ByAnnette DeVito Dabbs, Scott R. Beach, Karen L. Courtney, and Judith T. Matthews

chapter 9|18 pages

- Vision-Based Sensing Approaches to QoLT

ByMartial Hebert, Takeo Kanade

chapter 10|16 pages

- HERB: Personal Assistive Mobile Manipulator in the Home

BySiddhartha S. Srinivasa

chapter 11|30 pages

- Architecture and Applications of Virtual Coaches

ByDaniel P. Siewiorek, Asim Smailagic, Anind Dey

chapter 12|18 pages

Nonwearable In-Home Sensing for Early Detection of Health Changes

ByMarjorie Skubic, Marilyn J. Rantz, Steve J. Miller, Rainer Dane Guevara, Richelle J. Koopman, Gregory L. Alexander, and Lorraine J. Phillips

chapter 13|18 pages

- Quality of Life Technologies in Supporting Family Caregivers

BySara J. Czaja, Chin Chin Lee, Richard Schulz

chapter 14|16 pages

- Developing Future Generations of QoLT Researchers through Education, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives

ByMary Goldberg, Maria Milleville, Dan Ding, Reid Simmons, Shelly Brown, and Diane Collins

chapter 15|30 pages

- Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups

ByJames F. Jordan