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Memory Aided Prompting System


MAPS (Memory Aiding Prompting System) is a prompting system for the cognitively disabled: multimodal, adaptive prompting on a PDA platform, appropriate and useable tools for creating, maintaining, and sharing prompting scripts, with an aim to create collaborative community around its use.

Abstract: Individuals with cognitive disabilities are often unable to live on their own because of deficiencies in memory, attention, and executive functionalities, leading to an inability to consistently perform daily tasks. Computationally enhanced prompting systems can provide a necessary bridge to independent living. High levels of assistive technology abandonment are driven, in part, by poor user interfaces for the configuration of these devices. MAPS (Memory Aiding Prompting System) provides a simple effective prompting system with an interface for caregivers designed to effect high rates of integration into daily life.