CogWatch - Automated assistance and rehabilitation of stroke-induced action disorders in the home environment

Joachim Hermsdörfer, Marta Bienkiewicz, José M. Cogollor, Martin Russel, Emilie Jean-Baptiste, Manish Parekh, Alan M. Wing, Manuel Ferre, Charmayne Hughes

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Abstract

Stroke frequently causes apraxia, particularly if it affects the left-hemisphere. A major symptom of apraxia is the presence of deficits during the execution and organization of activities of daily living (ADL). These deficits may substantially limit the capacity of stroke patients to live independently in their home environment. Traditional rehabilitative techniques to improve ADL function revolve around physical and occupational therapy. This approach is labor intensive and constraints therapy to clinical environments. The CogWatch system provides an supplementary means of rehabilitation that is based on instrumented objects and ambient devices that are part of patients' everyday environment and can be used to monitor behavior and progress as well as re-train them to carry out ADL through persistent multimodal feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages343-350
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783642393532
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event10th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Applications and Services, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8020 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Applications and Services, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21/07/1326/07/13

Keywords

  • Apraxia
  • activities of daily living
  • assistive technology
  • rehabilitation
  • stroke

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