Concurrent cooking navigation for people with cognitive dysfunctions: A case study of memory and attentiveness disorder

Kenzaburo Miyawaki, Mutsuo Sano, Shunichi Yonemura, Michiko Ode, Mihoko Matsuoka

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Cooking is a popular rehabilitation program for cognitive dysfunctions. However, most such programs include only one menu item, even though in real life multiple items are typically cooked concurrently. Concurrent cooking with multiple recipes can be difficult for people with cognitive dysfunctions because such tasks require the appropriate management of attention and memory to monitor the status of cooking processes and keep track of the many cooking ingredients. In this paper, we propose a concurrent cooking navigation method for people with cognitive dysfunctions that complements both memory and attention and assists individuals who are trying to concurrently complete multiple recipes. We tested a prototype of the system in the rehabilitation of an actual patient. Results showed that the patient became more positive about cooking and her feeling of confidence was increased.

Original languageEnglish
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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