Cognitive prostheses: Findings from attempts to model some aspects of cognition

Norman Alm*, Arlene Astell, Gary Gowans, Maggie Ellis, Richard Dye, Phillip Vaughan, Philippa Riley

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Abstract

Improvements in the power and portability of computing systems have made possible the field of cognitive prostheses, which attempts to make up for cognitive impairment by to some degree modeling cognitive processes in software. Research on interfacing directly with the brain is at a very early stage. However, in research into dementia care, a number of non-invasive research prototypes have been developed to support people with dementia in specific areas of functioning, such as carrying out everyday activities, holding a conversation, being entertained, and being creative. Findings from the individual projects which may have general applicability are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Centered Design - Second International Conference, HCD 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
EditorsM Kurosu
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages275-284
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642217524
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Human Centered Design, HCD 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume6776
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Human Centered Design, HCD 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/07/1114/07/11

Keywords

  • assistive technology
  • Cognitive prostheses
  • dementia

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