Aris Malapaschas - ESR 6, University of Glasgow
I spent most of my childhood on a beautiful island of the Aegean Sea, and a great deal of my adulthood in Athens, where I studied Computer Science and worked as a software developer. My sense of adventure, and my interest in Human-Computer Interaction led me to Finland, where I continued my studies and got involved in academic research.
I believe that the purpose of technology is to add quality to our lives, and especially to the lives of people who need it most. I joined the TEAM programme to contribute to this purpose, and gain valuable knowledge and experience in the process. With the help of the awesome team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, I will try to explore how technology can assist people with Cognitive Impairments due to Acquired Brain Injury.
Even though I’m planning to work hard for the TEAM project, I hope that it will leave me some spare time to spend on my hobbies, which include board games, music and travelling.
Malapaschas, A., Jamieson, M., Evans, J., Brewster, B. (2018), Designing a Prompting System to Facilitate the Rehabilitation of People with Acquired Brain Injury, Short paper presented at the 3rd Symposium on Computing and Mental Health, CHI’18, Montreal, Canada. Link to conference website here