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Takenobu Inoue

Director, Department of Assistive Technology, Research Institute

Takenobu Inoue, MSE, Director, Department of Assistive Technology, Research Institute, The National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Japan. Advisor, RESJA (Rehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan).Takenobu Inoue carries out research related to assistive technology that helps people, based on a broad view encompassing the people who use assistive technology and the environments and situations in which it is used.

Presentation Title: Field-Based Innovation with Assistive Technologies for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities.

Summary: This presentation discusses the concept of field-based innovation for solving problems with persons with cognitive disabilities using new technologies.  This innovation method includes four kinds of data collection; consensus workshop, participant observation, mock-up evaluation and user experiment.  These are demonstrated using the concept of an information support robot for persons with cognitive disabilities.  The results support the practical usefulness of this method for generating concepts and applications of  novel assistive technologies.