CogWatch: Intelligent Agent-based System to Assist Stroke Survivors During Tea-Making

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Cognitively impaired persons often have difficulties
performing Activities of Daily Living (ADL). When they try
to complete a task, they tend to rely on caregivers who give
them cues when necessary. However, this reliance on caregivers’
support may affect their ability to live an independent life. Hence,
to tackle this issue, while giving them the guidance they need
during ADL, the development of a specific Intelligent Assistive
Planning System (AIPS) may be beneficial. In this paper, the
design of CogWatch, which is a system implemented to assist
stroke survivors during tea-making, is described. The Markov
Decision Process framework that can be used in such a context,
and which can potentially model any sequential tasks, is also
explained. Finally, preliminary results involving twelve patients
interacting with the system are analysed, and future plans are


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 2015
EventIEEE SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2015 (IntelliSys 2015) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Nov 201511 Nov 2015


ConferenceIEEE SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2015 (IntelliSys 2015)
CountryUnited Kingdom