Research Institute@National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities Department of Assistive Technology Research and development project
iUpdateFAugust 16, 2011j
Proposal of field-based method
\How we can analyze needs and features of persons with dementia \
We developed the schedule board which shows information necessary for persons with dementia in understandable manner.To develop it, we employed discourse and behavior analysis in their real-life.@
Toward gassistive technologies fitting in lifeh which facilitate prolonging of autonomous and independent life
We are developing the communication-robot-system which supports information on daily schedule through natural conversations. Persons with dementia can decide what to do at the time if he or she just get information.
Challenge for development of assistive technologies to support psychological well-being
\Recollection of gwhat I am now capable ofg\
We are developing the electric diary system which displays the userfs recent successful experiences leading to self-confidence.
For safety use of assistive technologies by persons with dementia.
We are conducting short and long-term evaluation of the latest auto-brakes, which were developed to prevent falling due to forgetting to apply the brake. This evaluation will contribute to the improvement of the safety.
Toward autonomous and independent living in community
It often happens that just a provision of an assistive technology dose not lead to real use. Therefore, it is essential to fit assistive technology in accordance with userfs feature and support the user to get accustomed to use it. We are developing manuals of the care methods based on research on gAT's coverageh, gproper interventionh, and geffecth of ATs.
Information offering to persons with dementia and developers
\To promote development and popularization of assistive technologies\
We havegan exhibition hall of assistive technologies for persons with dementiah, which displays around eighty items from home and abroad (by appointment visit only). We also have gdatabase of assistive technologies for persons with dementiah(in Japanese).
The exhibition hall of assistive technology for persons with dementia
The database of assistive technology for persons with dementia
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