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Assistive Technology for Cognition

A handbook for clinicians and developers

Edited by Brian O'Neill, Alex Gillespie

Psychology Press – 2015 – 182 pages

Series: Current Issues in Neuropsychology

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Assistive technology for cognition is technology which can be used to enable, enhance or extend cognitive function. This book systematically examines how technologies can assist the cognitive function of people with brain impairment, with the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation. Technologies are reviewed which direct attention, remind, recognize, prompt and guide people through activities of daily living.

Written by experts in neuropsychology and technology development, Assistive Technology for Cognition provides a comprehensiveoverview ofthe efficacy of technologies to assist people with brain impairments. Based on the framework provided by the International Classification of Function, each chapter covers a different cognitive function, namely, attention, memory, affect, perception, executive function, language, numeracy, sequencing and navigation, onto which existing and future assistive technologies for cognition are mapped. This structure provides in-depth research in an accessible way, and will allow practitioners to move from an assessment of cognitive deficits to the prescription of an appropriate assistive technology for cognition. The chapters also make suggestions for future developments.

Assistive Technology for Cognition will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers working in brain injury rehabilitation, technology developers, and also to students in clinical psychology, neuropsychology and allied health disciplines.


'The International Classification of Function provides an effective organizing scheme for understanding diverse technologies. The authors provide a neuropsychological background on cognitive functions along with a review of technologies and supporting research, resulting in a book which will be a valuable asset for clinicians, researchers, and technology developers.' -Edmund LoPresti, AT Sciences, USA

'Assistive Technology for Cognition features contributions by leading international researchers and practitioners in the area of cognitive intervention and rehabilitation. Organized according to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), it offers applications of today's technologies to the enhanced cognitive functioning of individuals with a wide spectrum of brain impairments. Importantly, in the dynamic cultures and technological environments in which we live, it is as much a book of the future as it is of today.'Marcia J. Scherer, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA


1. Assistive Technology for Cognition Brian O’Neill and Alex Gillespie 2. Assistive Technology for Arousal, Alertness and Attention, Brian O’Neill and Tom Manly 3. Assistive Technology for Memory, Bonnie-Kate Dewar, Michael Kopelman, Narinder Kapur and Barbara A. Wilson 4. Affect-Aware Assistive Technologies, Omar AlZoubi, M. Sazzad Hussain and Rafael A. Calvo 5. Assistive Technology for Disorders of Visual Perception, Andrew Worthington and Jeremi Sudol 6. Assistive Technology for Executive Functions, Matthew Jamieson and Jonathan J Evans 7. Cognitive Support for Language and Social Interaction, Norman Alm 8. Assistive Technology for Supporting Learning Numeracy, Pekka Räsänen, Tanja Käser, Anna Wilson, Michael von Aster, Oleksandr Maslov and Unge Maslova 9. Assistive Technology for Psychomotor Functioning and Sequencing Complex Movements, Jennifer Boger and Alex Mihailidis 10. Cognitive Technologies for Wayfinding, Mark Harniss, Pat Brown and Kurt Johnson 11. The Future of Assistive Technology for Cognition, Brian O’Neill and Alex Gillespie

Author Bio

Brian O'Neill is a Consultant in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, Glasgow, and Research Fellow at the University of Stirling, UK.

Alex Gillespie is Associate Professor in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics, UK.

Name: Assistive Technology for Cognition: A handbook for clinicians and developers (Paperback)Psychology Press 
Description: Edited by Brian O'Neill, Alex Gillespie. Assistive technology for cognition is technology which can be used to enable, enhance or extend cognitive function. This book systematically examines how technologies can assist the cognitive function of people with brain impairment, with the potential...
Categories: Clinical Neuropsychology, Assistive Technology, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience