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Special Issue "Sensors and Wearable Technologies for Cognitive Aid"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tilman Dingler
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Guest Editor
School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
Interests: cognition-aware computing; cognitive biases; ubiquitous computing
Dr. Francisco Kiss
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Guest Editor
Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems, University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: sensory augmentation; ubiquitous computing; design for mindful interaction
Dr. Benjamin Tag
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Guest Editor
School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
Interests: physiological sensing; ubiquitous computing; digital emotion regulation
Prof. Dr. Koichi Kise
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
Interests: information retrieval; document image analysis; computer vision

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

When it comes to nutritional science and sports activities, we tend to have a pretty good understanding of how to manage and optimize our bodies. The same is not necessarily true for our cognitive abilities, such as alertness, focus, and memory. “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”, so goes the famous managerial quote by Peter Drucker. While tracking activities, such as step counting, are relatively straightforward, surrogate measures are required to detect and quantify cognitive states.

Awareness of current, in situ, and more systematic fluctuations of cognitive states is a prerequisite for understanding, changing, and managing our cognitive resources. For a long time, we have used aids to outsource cognitive tasks and compensate for the fallacies of our own perceptual and cognitive abilities: Optical lenses have been used to sharpen the blurry and transpire the invisible. Calendars help us to organize our lives, alarms remind us of chores, and pictures let us dwell on past experiences. These aids are widely used and socially accepted. They are customizable yet not individually tailored to their users’ cognitive abilities.

Continuous progress has been made in utilizing medical-grade as well as low-cost sensors to quantify a more wholesome image of our physical and cognitive activities. This includes a wide range of sensors people already carry with them. They sense the environment, including time, temperature, and noise levels and collect information from their users, such as motion, heart-rate, and emotion. These developments present a range of opportunities for researchers and application developers to explore the realm of cognitive aid technology.

We invite manuscripts for this forthcoming Special Issue on research and applications that drive the development of technologies to assist and augment human perception, cognition, and memory. We seek contributions in quantifying cognitive functions through sensors and wearable technologies built to enhance memory, boost alertness, augment perception, and support learning, just to name a few. We are interested in cutting-edge sensing approaches that provide a window into our cognitive processes, new applications of emerging technologies that foster cognitive well-being, and devices that support cognition in unobtrusive and continuous ways.

Dr. Tilman Dingler
Dr. Francisco Kiss
Dr. Benjamin Tag
Prof. Dr. Koichi Kise
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Cognition-aware systems
  • Cognitive sensing
  • Cognitive aid
  • Context-awareness
  • Circadian computing
  • Wearables
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Pervasive

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