Evaluation of Mobile and Home Based Cognitive Prosthetics

  • Chris Nugent
  • Ferial Moelaert
  • Richard Davies
  • Mark Donnelly
  • Stefan Savenstedt
  • Franka Meiland
  • Rose-Marie Droes
  • Marike Hettinga
  • David Craig
  • Maurice Mulvenna
  • Johan E. Bengstsson
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69916-3_3

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5120)
Cite this paper as:
Nugent C. et al. (2008) Evaluation of Mobile and Home Based Cognitive Prosthetics. In: Helal S., Mitra S., Wong J., Chang C.K., Mokhtari M. (eds) Smart Homes and Health Telematics. ICOST 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5120. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Those suffering from mild dementia exhibit impairments of memory, thought and reasoning. It has been recognised that the deployment of technological solutions to address such impairments may have a major positive impact on quality of life. In the current paper we present results from the CogKnow Project following the evaluation of a suite of mobile and home based cognitive prosthetics to assist persons suffering from mild dementia. The results following an evaluation of the technology conducted with 16 people with mild dementia (and their carers) across 3 different trial sites are outlined. The paper concludes with details describing the process by which the outcomes of the evaluation will be used to guide the developments of a second generation of both mobile and home based cognitive prosthetic.

Keywords

Assistive technologies independent living mild dementia mobile devices intelligent environments evaluation of technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Nugent
    • 1
  • Ferial Moelaert
    • 2
  • Richard Davies
    • 1
  • Mark Donnelly
    • 1
  • Stefan Savenstedt
    • 5
  • Franka Meiland
    • 3
  • Rose-Marie Droes
    • 3
  • Marike Hettinga
    • 2
  • David Craig
    • 4
  • Maurice Mulvenna
    • 1
  • Johan E. Bengstsson
    • 5
  1. 1.Computer Science Research InstituteUniversity of UlsterNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Telematica InstituutEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Depart. Of Psychiatry/Alzheimer centerVU University medical centerThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Belfast City Hospital/Queen’s University of BelfastNorthern Ireland
  5. 5.Lulea University of TechnologySweden

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