Quality of Life Technology Handbook

Richard Schulz

CRC Press
Published March 9, 2018
Reference - 334 Pages - 103 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138075139 - CAT# K34076
Series: Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series

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  • Introduces an innovative model that conceptualizes QoL systems in terms of functional domain, adaptability, user involvement, and systems intelligence
  • Discusses the current state of the art as well as the future direction of technologies
  • Provides detailed how-to guidance for each step of the technology development-commercialization process in the field
  • Establishes a framework for a new interdisciplinary science and shows how work requires collaboration among engineers, clinicians, social scientists, and policy experts
  • Includes illustrations, figures, and tables to clarify concepts


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 technology development for disabled and older persons and discusses the state of the art and future directions of technologies. This work provides direction on how to identify user needs and preferences, engage end-users in the design and development process, and evaluate and commercialize the technologies.


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