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Volume 277 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science pp 146-151

Functional Requirements for Assistive Technology for People with Cognitive Impairments and Dementia

  • F. J. M. MeilandAffiliated withDepartment of Nursing Home Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center
  • , M. E. de BoerAffiliated withDepartment of Nursing Home Medicine, VU University Medical Center
  • , J. van HoofAffiliated withResearch Centre for Innovation in Health Care, Faculty of Health Care, Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
  • , J. van der LeeuwAffiliated withVilans
  • , L. de WitteAffiliated withUniversity of Maastricht
  • , M. BlomAffiliated withAlzheimer Nederland
  • , I. KarkowskiAffiliated withTNO, Innovation for Life
  • , M. D. MulvennaAffiliated withSchool of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster
  • , R. M. DröesAffiliated withDepartment of Nursing Home Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center

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Abstract

The amount of technological aids on the market to support people in their everyday functioning is increasing. For example mobile telephone, electronic diary, skyping and domotics. Many of these aids are too complicated to operate for people with cognitive impairments, like dementia. For technology to be practicable and useful for them, it will have to meet certain requirements. This paper addresses the needs and impairments of people with dementia, and the functional requirements for assistive technology for people with dementia.

Keywords

assistive technology dementia functional requirements