AGATHE: A Tool for Personalized Rehabilitation of Cognitive Functions

Emerging Technologies
Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 12:00am to Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Anaheim Convention Center

Stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s. Every year, tens of thousands of people fall victim to one of those neurological pathologies. Acquired brain injury leads to cognitive impairment and heavy loss of autonomy. Rehabilitation interventions are needed to enable patients to recover capacity and return to activities of daily living, such as grocery shopping. Unfortunately, the resources made available in cognitive rehabilitation are insufficient for the growing needs of victims of brain damage.

AGATHE's objective is to provide therapists with an innovative means of dealing with cognitive rehabilitation and to offer patients customized rehabilitation sessions that simulate activities of daily living. It also allows therapists to measure patient activity and monitor progress. AGATHE is being tested with patients in two rehabilitation centers in France. The first phase of this research project ended successfully in November 2012, and the developers are now looking for investors to bring this tool to the market in Europe and in the US.

AGATHE was conceived and developed by Arts et Métiers ParisTech, EA 4136, Kerpape, Armines, Intempora, and Dassault Systèmes.

Evelyne Klinger
Arts et Métiers ParisTech