Coimagination method: Communication support system with collected images and its evaluation via memory task

Mihoko Otake, Motoichiro Kato, Toshihisa Takagi, Hajime Asama

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Abstract

Prevention of dementia is a crucial issue in this aged society. We propose coimagination method for prevention of dementia through supporting interactive communication with images. Coimagination method aims to activate three cognitive functions: episode memory, division of attention, and planning function, which decline at mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Participants of the coimagination program bring images according to the theme and communicate with them. They share feeling rather than memory, which is a major difference between coimagination and reminiscence. They take memory task whether they remember the owner or theme of images after the series of sessions. We held coimagination program successfully at the welfare institution for elderly people in Kashiwa city, Japan. Each session was held one hour per week for five times. The result of the task indicates that the subjects showed empathy with each other. The effectiveness of the proposed method was validated through the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationAddressing Diversity - 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages403-411
Number of pages9
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume5614 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09/7/1909/7/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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