Cognitive Prostheses: Findings from Attempts to Model Some Aspects of Cognition [chapter]

Norman Alm, Arlene Astell, Gary Gowans, Maggie Ellis, Richard Dye, Phillip Vaughan, Philippa Riley
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
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
more » ... day activities, holding a conversation, being entertained, and being creative. Findings from the individual projects which may have general applicability are highlighted.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21753-1_31 fatcat:a62eghwimreszbgckbiuvnrzye