Cueing kitchen: A smart cooking assistant

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Due to problems with attention, cognition, memory, and executive functions people with Cognitive Impairments face difficulties in independently completing certain instrumental activities of daily living such as meal preparation. The purpose of this research study was to understand specific problems people with cognitive impairments face in their activities around their kitchen, specifically focusing on meal preparation tasks. Ethnographic interviews were conducted with people with Traumatic Brain Injury and specific unmet needs were identified. The Smart Cueing Kitchen, a cognitive orthosis with advanced sensing and prompting tools was designed to satisfy some of these unmet needs. This paper reports the design rationale for deployment of different system technologies in the kitchen and proposed future developments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479937288
StatePublished - Dec 2 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014 - Boston, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2014Apr 27 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7001


Conference2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Assistive technology
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Smart homes
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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