Socialware for People with Cognitive Disabilities

  • Fumio Hattori
  • Kazuhiro Kuwabara
  • Noriaki Kuwahara
  • Shinji Abe
  • Kiyoshi Yasuda
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 323)


Socialware is a multiagent system that supports social activities in the symbiotic society. In this chapter, we focused on supporting people with such cognitive disabilities as dementia, aphasia, higher cerebral dysfunction, and senior citizens suffering from cognitive decline. We propose general socialware architecture for people with disabilities as multiagent systems that are composed of personal, communication, and community agents. Three experimental systems are introduced: a networked reminiscence system, a walk navigation system using photographs, and a conversation support system for people with aphasia.


Symbiotic computing socialware multiagent system people with disabilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumio Hattori
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Kuwabara
    • 1
  • Noriaki Kuwahara
    • 2
  • Shinji Abe
    • 3
  • Kiyoshi Yasuda
    • 4
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Information Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan University 
  2. 2.Graduate Schools of Science and EngineeringKyoto Institute of Technology 
  3. 3.ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories 
  4. 4.Department of Rehabilitation MedicinesChiba Rousai Hospital 

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