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Home modification and universal design

Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence the state of the science

Author: Belchoir, P.
Type: Electronic Book Section
Year: 2005


This chapter complements the earlier chapters on smart technology. It discusses the place where much of that technology is used—the home. The basic structure and design of the home can facilitate or inhibit independence. In this chapter, we will discuss two different approaches to making the home environment conducive to maximizing independence: (1) building the home following principles of universal design and (2) adapting existing housing through home modifications.

Further Details

Author: Mann, W. C.
Pages: 307-349
Issue: 9
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Accession Number: August, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 28/08/2013
Keywords: Homemodificationtechnology
Reads: 218