WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY TO HELP MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE MEMORY CAPABILITIES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,861.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2892
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Rehabilitation Care Consultant
6401 Odana Road, Madison, WI, 53719
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LINDA KAY BAGNESKI
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(608) 274-3371
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY TO HELP MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE MEMORY CAPABILITIES. THE SYSTEM WILL USE THE FRAMEWORK OF REALITY ORIENTATION, I.E., STIMULATION AND REPETITIVE ORIENTATION TO TIME, PLACE, PERSON, AND DAILY ACTIVITIES, WITH FREQUENT ENCOURAGEMENT AND REWARD. THE FOCUS OF THE MATERIAL COVERED WILL BE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING. THE PURPOSE OF THIS SYSTEM IS TO HELP MEMORY IN WAYS THAT HAVE RELEVANCE TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO CARE FOR HIMSELF OR HERSELF, THEREBY SUSTAINING INDEPENDENT LIVING, IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE, AND THE SYSTEM WILL BE FLEXIBLE, REVIEWING AREAS THE USER HAS DIFFICULTIES WITH, WHILE SKIPPING AREAS WITH WHICH THE USER HAS NO DIFFICULTY. ULTIMATELY, THE SYSTEM WILL COVER MULTIPLE AREAS, ALLOWING SELECTION OF THOSE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, ALTHOUGH PHASE I WILL ONLY YIELD A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM, COVERING THE MEDICATIONS THE ELDERLY PERSON IS TAKING. THE SYSTEM CAN ALSO BE INDIVIDUALIZED FOR EACH USER, E.G., COVERING ONLY THE SPECIFIC MEDICATIONS TAKEN, OR INSERTING THE USER'S PHYSICIAN'S THE SOFTWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED USING AN AUTHORING SYSTEM, AND A PILOT EVALUATION WILL BE PERFORMED WITH SUBJECTS IN A RETIREMENT CENTER.

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