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

  • F. J. M. Meiland
  • M. E. de Boer
  • J. van Hoof
  • J. van der Leeuw
  • L. de Witte
  • M. Blom
  • I. Karkowski
  • M. D. Mulvenna
  • R. M. Dröes
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 277)

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 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. M. Meiland
    • 1
  • M. E. de Boer
    • 2
  • J. van Hoof
    • 3
  • J. van der Leeuw
    • 4
  • L. de Witte
    • 5
  • M. Blom
    • 6
  • I. Karkowski
    • 7
  • M. D. Mulvenna
    • 8
  • R. M. Dröes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nursing Home Medicine and Department of PsychiatryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Nursing Home MedicineVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Research Centre for Innovation in Health Care, Faculty of Health CareHogeschool Utrecht University of Applied SciencesUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.VilansUtrechtThe Netherlands
  5. 5.University of MaastrichtHeerlenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Alzheimer NederlandBunnikThe Netherlands
  7. 7.TNO, Innovation for LifeThe HagueThe Netherlands
  8. 8.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of UlsterUnited Kingdom

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