A Framework for Individual Cognitive Performance Assessment in Real-time for Elderly Users

Sandra H. Budde, Thomas Barkowsky

Changing cognitive performance in human elderly users requires a real-time assessment of current performance to provide appropriate, i.e. adaptive, assistance without bothering them. In the presented approach, the assessment of cognitive performance is done by simulating the user's cognitive functions through a computational cognitive model that is highly individualized for the specific user. The behavior of this model is evaluated with respect to the current cognitive performance by employing computerized psychological tests that allow a real-time assessment of cognitive performance with respect to a range of cognitive functions. By doing this, a real-time assessment is possible without involving the user in explicit performance tests.

Submitted: Sep 9, 2008