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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Using Virtual Reality for Cognitive Training of the Elderly
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
There is a pressing demand for improving the quality and efficacy of health care and social support services needed by the world?s growing elderly population, especially by those affected by mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer?s disease (AD)-type early-stage dementia. Meeting that demand can significantly benefit from the deployment of innovative, computer-based applications capable of addressing specific needs, particularly in the area of cognitive impairment mitigation and rehabilitation. In that context, we present here our perspective viewpoint on the use of virtual reality (VR) tools for cognitive rehabilitation training, intended to assist medical personnel, health care workers, and other caregivers in improving the quality of daily life activities of people with MCI and AD. We discuss some effective design criteria and developmental strategies and suggest some possibly useful protocols and procedures. The particular innovative supportive advantages offered by the immersive interactive characteristics inherent to VR technology are discussed.
International
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JCR
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Title
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias (AJA)
ISBN
1533-3175
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
30
10.1177/1533317514545866
Journal number
1
From page
49
To page
54
Month
AGOSTO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Rebeca Isabel García Betances (UPM)
  • Autor: Viveca Jimenez Mixco (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Fernanda Cabrera Umpierrez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
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