Cogni Win

CogniWin will primarily help older adults adapt cognitively with their tasks based on information collected implicitly through their interactions with the system (intelligent mouse interactions, eye tracking, navigation clicks) as well as explicitly provided personal and cognitive characteristics (e.g., well being issues, cognitive processing abilities). The Adaptive Support and Learning Assistant is a new mean for learning offered to older adult workforce. Furthermore, CogniWin provides a smart advising tool delivering to the older adults personalized well-being guidance to improve their occupational lifestyle. The advisor considers personal well-being characteristics, and also light age related cognitive and physical limitations, like getting easier tired. CogniWin test-phase will involve two test beds for a total of 70 end users working in highly computerized environment and who are dealing daily with complex tasks. The system is configured to be multilingual and to be adaptable to different IT environments.


The CogniWin system is an easy to download and to install software; making use of an intelligent mouse and an eye tracker, providing services for both (older) adults at work and the organizations employing them. CogniWin will be equipped with personalized and adaptable interfaces considering the cognitive characteristics of the older adults while considering the cognitive factors that affect user interactions (e.g., present information in a diagrammatical representation in case a user processes graphical information more efficiently

Expected results and impact

The solution improves the older adults efficiency and effectiveness at work through a series of assistive software (assistance for learning, well-being advisor) and monitoring hardware (intelligent mouse equipped with sensors, eye tracking system). The system supports the older adults to overcome eventual ageing related cognitive degradations and gradual decreasing of their memory (fluid and working) and cognitive capabilities. At the same time CogniWin helps older adults increase their learning abilities resulting in a better acceptance of organizational and infrastructural change.


Partners involved in the project

University of GenevaR&DSwitzerland
Citard Services LtdSMECyprus
Orbis Medical and
Microsoft Language Development CenterLarge
Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHR&
Pedro Nunes InstituteR&
Ingenieria y Soluciones Informaticas

Project name: Cognitive Support for older adults at work, CogniWin
: Institute of Services Sciences, University of Geneva
Duration: 30 Months
Starting Date: May 1, 2014
Total budget: € 3.639.208,56
Public contribution: € 2.244.997,00


Prof. Dimitri Konstantas
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