For over three decades, Dr. Cole has led an interdisciplinary group of clinicians, their patients, and computer scientists from which has emerged an innovative modality of therapy called Cognitive Prosthetic Telerehabilitation (CPT). CPT patients receive face-to-face therapy at home with HIPPA-compliant videoconferencing such that the patient’s actual priority activities become the content of therapy, where deficits are bridged, and traditional caregiver intervention is reduced or eliminated. This patient-centered, patient-engaged, technology-enhanced therapy enables patients to make rapid gains with a greater degree of functional recovery. One goal of Dr. Cole’s appointment and research within Organizational Dynamics is to explore new models and methods that can help the diffusion process of CPT.
Dr. Cole earned his AB from Clark University and PhD from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He has been Associate Professor of Information Systems at Drexel University, Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at Dartmouth Medical School, Principal Investigator, Instructional Decision Support Systems Project in the Graduate School of Education at Penn, and is currently President of the Institute of Cognitive Prosthetics.
He is the author of more than 100 papers and professional presentations. His book Patient-Centered Design of Cognitive Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury Telerehabilitation was published this spring. Click here for the Abstract and Table of Contents, and to purchase a copy from the publisher; many institutions have site licenses from the book’s publisher Morgan & Claypool. The book is also available from Amazon.com .(click here).