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Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities

Edited by Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez

Universidade do Vale do Itajaí


Cities are the places where the greatest technological advances will take place in the near future, and important efforts are being directed towards autonomy and independence for each and every citizen. However, these efforts are rarely coordinated or integrated among governments, citizens, and private firms. In this book, assistive technology solutions are approached considering the smart cities scenario. The book discusses how assistive technologies can be adapted to this new reality. In fact, several challenges arise, stimulating the evolution of current technologies, relying on ubiquitous sensing, big data, and anytime/anywhere access and control. The book presents research under development, not necessarily with consolidated results. Even though the idea of smart cities is still not a recognized concept in most countries, its relevance and application are spreading rapidly.

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Assistive Technologies in Smart CitiesEdited by Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez

Published: December 13th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72240

ISBN: 978-1-78984-477-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-476-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-666-7

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

4846 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: The Role of Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities

By Marion Hersh, Marcelo Gitirana Gomes Ferreira and Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez


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2. Raspcare: A Telemedicine Platform for the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Chronic Diseases

By Rodrigo Varejão Andreão, Matheus Athayde, Jérôme Boudy, Paulo Aguilar, Italo de Araujo and Rossana Andrade


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3. Using IoT for Accessible Tourism in Smart Cities

By Michele Nitti, Daniele Giusto, Simone Zanda, Massimo Di Francesco, Carlino Casari, Maria Laura Clemente, Cristian Lai, Carlo Milesi and Vlad Popescu


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4. Creative Haptic Interface Design for the Aging Population

By Eric Heng Gu


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5. Intelligent Communication and Patterning in Smart Cities

By Roman Anton


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6. To Use or Not to Use: The Design, Implementation and Acceptance of Technology in the Context of Health Care

By Teatske van der Zijpp, Eveline J.M. Wouters and Janienke Sturm


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