Assessment of Usefulness of Assistive Technology for People With DementiaBy Hagen, Inger; Cahill, Suzanne; Begley, Emer; Macijauskiene, Jurate; Gilliard, Jane; Jones, Kerry; Topo, Paivi; Saarikalle, Kristina; Holthe, Torhild; Duff, Petrina; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 348-352
Publication Date: 2005
Paper focuses on the Enabling Technologies for People with Dementia (ENABLE) Project, which has been conducted by researchers throughout Europe to evaluate assistive technology for people with dementia. Seven specific products are discussed: (1) the Automatic Night and Day Calendar, which was designed to provide automatic event reminders and to help orient people to time, (2) a button-operated locator for missing objects, which activates a beeping noise on specific items, (3) an automatic bedroom lamp that turns off via sensors that can tell when a person has gotten into bed, (4) a bath water level monitor that turns off the bathtub and sink automatically, (5) a device that turns the stove off after it has been left on for a certain amount of time, (6) a computerized day planner, and (7) the Picturegramophone, which is a computer touch screen that can be used to select music. This paper was written by researchers at the Dementia Services Information and Development Center in Dublin, Ireland, Kaunas University of Medicine in Lithuania, Dementia Voice in England, STAKES in Helsinki, Finland, the Norwegian Centre for Dementia Research in Norway, and the Work Research Center in Dublin, Ireland.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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