Handbook of Human Factors and the Older Adult

Handbook of Human Factors and the Older Adult

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Within developed countries, the elderly population--people aged 75 and older--is expanding faster than its younger counterpart. This change in demographics creates a need for understanding ergonomics with respect to the aged user in the design of products, transportation, safety, leisure activity aids, and work and home environments. The Handbook of Human Factors and Older Adult provides a comprehensive sourcebook for information on the interface of gerontology and ergonomics. The Handbook discusses practical applications, theory, and research in this dynamic area. This book is divided into two sections: Section I covers how the neuropsychology and physiology of aging relates to issues of human factors, while Section II addresses applications of human factor research to the older population and specific environments. Features: * Synthesizes information from gerontology and human factors/ergonomics. * Covers a wide range of domains--job, home, health, safety, and transportation. * Discusses neuropsychology and physiology in relation to ergonomics. * Contains topics of interest to both the scientist and the engineer/designer.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 24mm | 780.19g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 51st
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0122576802
  • 9780122576805

Table of contents

Forward, perspectives and prospectives, W.C. Howell. Part 1 Fundamentals: learning and memory, J.H. Howard, Jr. and D.V. Howard; sensory and perceptual functioning - basic research and human factors implication, D.W. Kline and C.T. Scialfa; movement control and speed of behaviour, M. Vercruyssen; athropometry and biomechanics, K.H.E. Kroemer; language and communication - fundamentals of speech communication, P.A. Tun and A. Wingfield; individual differences, aging and human factors, W.A. Rogers; behavioural pharmacology and aging, M.J. Marr. Part 2 Applications: pilot performance and expertise, D. Morrow and V. Leirer; health care and rehabilitation, D. Gardner-Bonneau and J. Gosbee; medication adherence and aging, D.C. Park and T.R. Jones; assistive devices, G. Fernie; using technologies to aid the performance of home tasks, S.J. Czaja; designing instructions for computer use by older adults, R.W. Morrell and K.V. Echt; the older worker, P.E. Panek; robotic technologies and the older adult, K.G. Englhardt and D.H. Goughler.
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