Rehabilitation tools for cognitive impairment
Many stroke survivors are unable to perform the ordered sequences of movements that are necessary to complete everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea or brushing their teeth. The difficulty is not with actually physically making the movements, but with damage to the brain causing cognitive impairment, meaning that knowledge of the actions and objects used in the task is lost.
CogWatch developed intelligent everyday objects such as those used in tea-making and toothbrushing. The objects 'know' how they are being used and they 'talk' to a tablet screen to give prompts to the user if they make errors.