2022/03/24 | Research | Rehabilitation & Neural Engineering
On March 16 and 23, 42 seniors attended a special course of the Seniors University "Assistive Technologies for Patients with Dementia", led by Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef, Group Head Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation at the ARTORG Center. They had the opportunity to experience these technologies in a tangible way and to learn about and discuss advantages and disadvantages.
A brief introduction to the group's research was followed by a tour through the NeuroTec Loft, where engineers and clinicians are working together to develop and evaluate new technologies for patients with dementia.
The technologies presented include computer-assisted cognitive training, which allows patients to independently train memory, attention and information processing. Sensors are also being developed to measure the behavior of dementia patients in everyday life. The data collected in this way will be processed using artificial intelligence to identify when patients need help. The aim is to improve the care and support of patients in hospitals, nursing homes and at home.
Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation