The 2nd International Conference on Assistive Technologies (AT 2012)

Venue: Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Event Date/Time: Feb 15, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 17, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Nov 01, 2012
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The field of assistive technology is a fast growing area of study. With the increasing awareness of disabilities in society today, and the rapid aging of many Western nations, it will continue to increase in importance. Healthcare costs in the Western world are exploding, and assistive technology is becoming an indispensable tool in keeping costs down while helping to integrate various disability groups into mainstream society.

Web accessibility is often an issue for people with visual, aural, or learning disabilities. The discipline of assistive software technology addresses many of these concerns through interfaces such as screen readers, teletext, and mind mapping software. Advances in the area of assistive ergonomics help disabled people adapt to the challenges posed by their physical environments, while assistive rehabilitative technology attempts to obviate these challenges by improving the disabled person’s condition. Assistive medical technology is closely related to assistive ergonomics and rehabilitation. It encompasses various devices used in treating and caring for the disabled, such as audiometers, wearable devices, and telecare (remote monitoring systems).

IASTED’s International Conference on Assistive Technology will bring together leading experts in the fields of assistive software technology, assistive ergonomics technology, assistive rehabilitative technology, and assistive medical technology. All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.