Automation as Caregiver: A Survey Of Issues and Technologies

Karen Zita HaighHolly Yanco
Honeywell Technology Center,
3660 Technology Drive,
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Computer Science Department
University of Massachusetts Lowell
One University Avernue, Olsen Hall
Lowell, MA 01854
In the AAAI 2002 Workshop ``Automation as Caregiver"

In the United States, the number of people over 65 will double between now and 2030 to 69.4 million. Providing care for this increasing population becomes increasingly difficult as the cognitive and physical health of elders deteriorates. This survey article describes some of the factors that contribute to the institutionalization of elders, and then presents some of the work done towards providing technological support for this vulnerable community.

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            author="Karen Zita Haigh and Holly Yanco",
            title="Automation as Caregiver: A Survey of Issues and Technologies",
            note="AAAI Technical Report WS-02-02",
            booktitle="Proceedings of the AAAI-02 Workshop ``Automation as Caregiver''"}
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