Towards a Mobile Assistive Technology for Monitoring and Assessing Cognitive Fatigue in Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury

Edward Price, George Moore, Leo Galway, Mark Linden

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Abstract

Those living with an acquired brain injury often have issues with fatigue due to factors resulting from the injury. Cognitive impairments such as lack of memory, concentration and planning have a great impact on an individual’s ability to carry out general everyday tasks, which subsequently has the effect of inducing cognitive fatigue. Moreover, there is difficulty in assessing cognitive fatigue, as there are no real biological markers that can be measured. Rather, it is a very subjective effect that can only be diagnosed by the individual. Consequently, the traditional way of assessing cognitive fatigue is to use a self-assessment questionnaire that is able to determine contributing factors. State of the art methods to evaluate cognitive fatigue employ cognitive tests in order to analyse performance on predefined tasks. However, one primary issue with such tests is that they are typically carried out in a clinical environment, therefore do not have the ability to be utilized in situ within everyday life. This paper presents a smartphone application for the evaluation of fatigue, which can be used daily to track cognitive performance in order to assess the influence of fatigue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Event14th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Oct 2015 → …

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications
Period1/10/15 → …

Keywords

  • cognitive fatigue
  • fatigue
  • reaction time
  • psychomotor vigilance task
  • spatial span
  • smartphone
  • mobile.

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    Towards mobile cognitive fatigue assessment as indicated by physical, social, environmental and emotional factors

    Price, E., Moore, G., Galway, L. & Linden, M., 15 Aug 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, 1, p. 116465-116479 15 p.

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