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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    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
    Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, HCD 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011. Proceedings, Part III
    EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642217531
    ISBN (Print)9783642217524
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2nd International Conference on Human Centered Design - Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, United States
    Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

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    NameLecture notes in computer science


    Conference2nd International Conference on Human Centered Design
    Abbreviated titleHCD 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    OtherHeld as Part of HCI International 2011
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