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Robots, social networking sites and multi‐user games: using new and existing assistive technologies to promote human flourishing

Robots, social networking sites and multi‐user games: using new and existing assistive... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine and explore the use of various existing and developing technologies to enable and enhance users' lives. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the current research evidence and explores some policies that have been developed in this area. Findings – The findings indicate that many technologies in current existence can be adapted to assist people with disabilities. The paper looks to the future and speculates how new and developing technologies could push the boundaries of assistance and enablement. Using clinical examples, some of the ethical and legal implications of the use of such technologies, and how certain conditions may be aided, notably disorders on the neurodiverse spectrum, are discussed. Originality/value – This paper will be of use to practitioners and researchers in the fields of learning disability and mental health. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tizard Learning Disability Review Emerald Publishing

Robots, social networking sites and multi‐user games: using new and existing assistive technologies to promote human flourishing

Tizard Learning Disability Review , Volume 16 (5): 10 – Oct 14, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1359-5474
DOI
10.1108/13595471111185756
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine and explore the use of various existing and developing technologies to enable and enhance users' lives. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the current research evidence and explores some policies that have been developed in this area. Findings – The findings indicate that many technologies in current existence can be adapted to assist people with disabilities. The paper looks to the future and speculates how new and developing technologies could push the boundaries of assistance and enablement. Using clinical examples, some of the ethical and legal implications of the use of such technologies, and how certain conditions may be aided, notably disorders on the neurodiverse spectrum, are discussed. Originality/value – This paper will be of use to practitioners and researchers in the fields of learning disability and mental health.

Journal

Tizard Learning Disability ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 14, 2011

Keywords: Neurodiversity; Assistive technology; Robotics; Social networking sites; Alternative reality

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