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COGKNOW: Translating Research Innovation into Products and Services

Mulvenna, Maurice, Meiland, FJM, Moelaert, F, Castellot, R, Wallace, Jonathan, Nugent, CD, Martin, Suzanne, Davies, Richard and Devlin, Steven (2007) COGKNOW: Translating Research Innovation into Products and Services. In: Expanding the Knowledge Economy, Issues, Applications, Case Studies. (Eds: Cunningham, P and Cunningham, M), IOS Press, pp. 575-583. ISBN 978-1-58603-801-4 [Book section]



This paper describes an eInclusion project supported by the European FP6 research programme, called COGKNOW. The aim of this project is to develop innovative solutions from research that help people in the early stages of dementia maintain their independence and confidence. The project is heavily user-driven and relies also on significant clinical advice and guidance to provide the technical research and development team with strong pathways for development. The project is developing a cognitive prosthetic device that can reinforce feelings of safety, support recreational activities, facilitate communication and most importantly support the person by using a calendar-driven reminding function in the device. COGKNOW is also focused on ensuring that the user-driven and clinically supported development takes cognisance of the potential market for a cognitive prosthetic. Consequently there is a formal assessment of the potential market carried out in the project. At this stage in the project, the functionality identified for the first of three trials in the project has been set out, and this paper introduces these findings and relates them to the proposed business framework.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:11520
Deposited By: Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:25 Mar 2010 16:26
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