Towards a coaching system for daily living activities: the use of kitchen objects and devices for cognitive impaired people
Europeans live longer and the increase of life expectancy is naturally linked to the growth degenerative disease. ICT can contribute in maintaining cost efficient and high quality health and social care by providing European citizens with better and cheaper services for health and ageing well. The overall objective is to promote greater autonomy and individual psychosocial integration. Personalized coaches bear benefit to dementia patient in several ways: they help to remain independent, they maintain and stimulate his mental and physical capacity, they help him to consume excess energy and to facilitate sleep in the night. They also can encourage the patient to have the interest, to remain active and to do movement in order to help him to lead a life as normal as possible. With this aim the paper proposes a novel representation approach, based on a cognitive model, to design and develop a coaching system for daily living activities which relies on solving a problem as an human so modeling human cognition. The idea is to handle the process of acquiring skills as a transition from use of declarative knowledge of procedures that can be applied quickly and automatically in specific situations.
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