Cognitive impairment refers to changes in cognition that result in difficulties remembering, learning new things, concentrating, making decisions important to everyday life, responding to environmental demands, or understanding social cues, and these difficulties can result in significant disability (limiting one or more major life activities).
The ENHANCE Center represents a consortium of three institutions (Weill Cornell Medicine, Florida State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The focus of ENHANCE is on developing novel technology solutions to help older adults living with a cognitive impairment live independently.
Target populations of the ENHANCE Center are:
Older adults living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
Older adults living with cognitive impairment due to traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Older adults living with cognitive impairment due to stroke
ENHANCE is a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR; grant number #90REGE0012-01-00).