The Future of Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Cognition: Devices Under Development to Support Independent Living and Aging-with-Choice

TitleThe Future of Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Cognition: Devices Under Development to Support Independent Living and Aging-with-Choice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBoger, J., and A. Mihailidis
JournalNeuroRehabilitation
Volume28
Start Page271
Issue3
Date Published06/2011
Keywordsaging with choice, assistive technology, cognition support, independent living, smart homes
Abstract

A person's ability to be independent is dependent on his or her overall health, mobility, and ability to complete activities of daily living. Intelligent assistive technologies (IATs) are devices that incorporate context into their decision-making process, which enables them to provide customised and dynamic assistance in an appropriate manner. IATs have tremendous potential to support people with cognitive impairments as they can be used to support many facets of well-being; from augmenting memory and decision making tasks to providing autonomous and early detection of possible changes in health. This paper presents IATs that are currently in development in the research community to support tasks that can be impacted by compromised cognition. While they are not yet ready for the general public, these devices showcase the capabilities of technologies one can expect to see in the consumer marketplace in the near future.

URLhttps://content.iospress.com/articles/neurorehabilitation/nre00655
DOI10.3233/NRE-2011-0655