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Title: Assistive technologies : short overview and trends
Authors : Darvishy, Alireza
Proceedings: Barrier-free communication: methods and products : proceedings of the 1st Swiss conference on barrier-free communication
Pages : 52
Pages to: 55
Conference details: 1st Swiss conference on barrier-free communication, Winterthur, 15 - 16 September 2017
Editors of the parent work: Jekat, Susanne Johanna
Massey, Gary
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
600: Technology
Abstract: This paper gives a brief overview of currently existing assistive technologies for different kinds of disabilities. An elaborate discussion of all types of assistive technologies is beyond the scope of this paper. Assistive technologies have evolved dramatically in recent years and will continue to be further developed thanks to major progress in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and other areas. Previously, assistive technologies were highly specialized and were often difficult or expensive to acquire. Today, however, many assistive technologies are included in mainstream products and services. An introduction and state of the art of assistive technologies are presented first. These are followed by an overview of technological trends in assistive technologies and a conclusion.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-2783
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