Co-host: The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
People who have suffered mild brain damages due to senescence or cerebrovascular illness may look ordinary at first sight. however it is difficult for them to lead a normal social life. Often, the requirement for constant care and attention creates a burden for their family members. A possible method for reducing this stress is to enable the disadvantaged person to participate in a networked community. However, brain damaged people cannot operate a personal computer. In Networked Interaction Therapy Project, we are investigating novel interfaces which will allow the mildly brain-damaged to participate in networked communication without having to operate a computer.