AUGMENTED OBJECTS TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH MILD COGNITIVE DEFICIENCES IN EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES

Andrea Piras, Davide Carboni, Antonio Pintus, Sylvain Giroux

Abstract

The cognitive deficiencies are the spectrum of deficiencies related to the reduction of brain cognitive capability. They mainly affect decision-making, reasoning, planning and solving capabilities of daily activities. The consequence is cognitively impaired people become dependent by families, caregivers or Health Institutes. Not-intrusive information technology applications can be applied onto augment the house of mild cognitive impaired people to maintain their autonomy and facilitate their daily activities. At the same time, the applications combat the deficiency effects and are a good mean to promote self-esteem and increase the independent time living at home. In this paper, we propose an approach to use everyday objects as input and output devices for a processing system supporting people affected by mild cognitive deficiencies in successfully complete activities of daily living.

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Piras A., Carboni D., Pintus A. and Giroux S. (2011). AUGMENTED OBJECTS TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH MILD COGNITIVE DEFICIENCES IN EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 213-218. DOI: 10.5220/0003149702130218


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@conference{healthinf11,
author={Andrea Piras and Davide Carboni and Antonio Pintus and Sylvain Giroux},
title={AUGMENTED OBJECTS TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH MILD COGNITIVE DEFICIENCES IN EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={213-218},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003149702130218},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - AUGMENTED OBJECTS TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH MILD COGNITIVE DEFICIENCES IN EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Piras A.
AU - Carboni D.
AU - Pintus A.
AU - Giroux S.
PY - 2011
SP - 213
EP - 218
DO - 10.5220/0003149702130218