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Contemporary themes in the design of AT for the ageing population: Materiality, co-design and cultural influences

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Contemporary themes in the design of AT for the ageing population : Materiality, co-design and cultural influences. / Spinelli, G.; Micocci, M.; Tsekleves, E.; Wang, Y.-H.; Martin, W.; Lim, Y.; Shamim, U.

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. ed. / Andree Woodcock; Louise Moody; Deana McDonagh; Ajita Jain; Lakhmi C. Jain. Cham : Springer, 2020. p. 41-58 (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; Vol. 167).

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Spinelli, G, Micocci, M, Tsekleves, E, Wang, Y-H, Martin, W, Lim, Y & Shamim, U 2020, Contemporary themes in the design of AT for the ageing population: Materiality, co-design and cultural influences. in A Woodcock, L Moody, D McDonagh, A Jain & LC Jain (eds), Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. Intelligent Systems Reference Library, vol. 167, Springer, Cham, pp. 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26292-1_3

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Spinelli, G., Micocci, M., Tsekleves, E., Wang, Y-H., Martin, W., Lim, Y., & Shamim, U. (2020). Contemporary themes in the design of AT for the ageing population: Materiality, co-design and cultural influences. In A. Woodcock, L. Moody, D. McDonagh, A. Jain, & L. C. Jain (Eds.), Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations (pp. 41-58). (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; Vol. 167). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26292-1_3

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Spinelli G, Micocci M, Tsekleves E, Wang Y-H, Martin W, Lim Y et al. Contemporary themes in the design of AT for the ageing population: Materiality, co-design and cultural influences. In Woodcock A, Moody L, McDonagh D, Jain A, Jain LC, editors, Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. Cham: Springer. 2020. p. 41-58. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26292-1_3

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Spinelli, G. ; Micocci, M. ; Tsekleves, E. ; Wang, Y.-H. ; Martin, W. ; Lim, Y. ; Shamim, U. / Contemporary themes in the design of AT for the ageing population : Materiality, co-design and cultural influences. Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. editor / Andree Woodcock ; Louise Moody ; Deana McDonagh ; Ajita Jain ; Lakhmi C. Jain. Cham : Springer, 2020. pp. 41-58 (Intelligent Systems Reference Library).

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