Tira Cohene - Links on Related Research

Tira Cohene
Dynamic Graphics Project
Human Computer Interaction
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Email: tcohene [at] dgp [dot] toronto [dot] edu

Links on Assistive Technologies Research

[Handheld Orientation Device
for Amnestics
The researchers of this and a family of memory related projects are based here in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Their first contribution is a handheld orientation device for people with amnesia. The system was created based on participatory design methods.
[Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL)] This multi-disciplinary group of researchers is based in the Department Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. They're known for innovative projects such as an automated prompting system for handwashing.
[National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI)] The researchers have built a system to promote communication for elderly people with dementia. In contrast to this project they are not using personal material and they are specifically concerned with communication in reminiscence therapy.
[Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid (CIRCA)] The National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI) is based at the University of Kentuky and conducts assistive technology (AT) research, translates theory and research into AT practice, and provides resources for improving the delivery of AT services.

Links on Alzheimer's Disease

[The Alzheimer's Association] The Alzheimer's Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is a voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia.
[The Alzheimer Society of Canada] The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease and advance the search for the cause and cure.
[The Alzheimer Society of Toronto] The Alzheimer Society of Toronto is to offer support, information and education for persons with dementia, their families and their caregivers, to increase public awareness, and to advocate for services that respect the dignity of the individual.

Links on Film and Biographies

[Centre for Digital Storytelling] The Center for Digital Storytelling is a non-profit project development, training, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives.
[Your Life is Your Story] A personal website designed to guide individuals in preserving their life stories.
[Abbe Don Interactive, Inc.] Abbe Don Interactive, Inc. takes a similar approach to the design of interactive environments by mixing a diverse set of ingredients such as interface design, oral storytelling, narrative theory, ethnographic film, and object-oriented system architecture to help clients build innovative products that meet their business goals.
[The Shoah Foundation] The Shoah Foundation is a ten year old international organization that collects and preserves visual history testimonies from the WWII Holocaust.

Other Links

[My Aunt Lila - A Mad Documentary] This project is a journey through family secrets to find out why the Author's Aunt turned up in a mental hospital. It is at once a documentary, an installation and an interactive broadcast.
[Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter] This documentary, 'Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,' chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease and the evolution of a daughter's response to the illness.