Assistive Technology for Cognition
A Handbook for Clinicians and Developers
Edited by Brian O'Neill, Alex Gillespie
Psychology Press – 2014 – 216 pages
Assistive technology can compensate for cognitive deficits and thus improve daily function for those with brain injury. This book reviews the state-of-the-art assistive technology for each cognitive domain and contributes to our understanding of the compensatory treatments available for cognitive impairment. Unlike other books on assistive technology, this volume is unique in providing a framework- The International Classification of Function (ICF)- for conceptualising cognitive functions which can then be used to examine the current and future potentials of ATC for each cognitive domain.
This book will bridge the fields of neuropsychology and technology, in order to advance the field of assistive technology for cognition, and improve the conditions of those with brain injury. Clinicians will consult it for current and future technologies and technology developers will use it to help find direction for the development of new technologies.
1. Assistive technology for cognition, Brian O'Neill and Alex Gillespie 2. Consciousness, Arousal, Alertness and Attention Functions, Brian O'Neill and Ian Robertson 3. Orientation and experience of self and time, Mark Harniss 4. Sleep Functions, Maria Gardani and Simon Kyle 5. Memory Functions, Barbara Wilson, Narinder Kapur, Bonnie-Kate Dewar and Mike Kopelman 6. Psychomotor and Movement Sequencing Supports, Jen Boger and Alex Mihailidis 7. Emotional Functions, Omar AlZoubi 8. Perceptual Functions, Stephen Brewster and Andrew Worthington 9. Executive Functions, Jonathan J Evans and Matthew Jamieson 10. Mental Functions of Language, Norman Alm 11: Calculation functions, Pekka Räsänen 12: Speculation about the future of assistive technology for cognition, Alex Gillespie and Brian O'Neill