Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings

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Supporting Physical and Cognitive Training for Preventing the Occurrence of Dementia Using an Integrated System: A Pilot Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_46,
        author={Mauro Marzorati and Simona Santo and Simona Mrakic-Sposta and Sarah Moretti and Nithiya Jesuthasan and Andrea Caroppo and Andrea Zangiacomi and Alessandro Leone and Marco Sacco and Alessandra Vezzoli},
        title={Supporting Physical and Cognitive Training for Preventing the Occurrence of Dementia Using an Integrated System: A Pilot Study},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={Physical and cognitive training MCI Oxidative stress Virtual environment Smart garment},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_46}
    }
    
  • Mauro Marzorati
    Simona Santo
    Simona Mrakic-Sposta
    Sarah Moretti
    Nithiya Jesuthasan
    Andrea Caroppo
    Andrea Zangiacomi
    Alessandro Leone
    Marco Sacco
    Alessandra Vezzoli
    Year: 2017
    Supporting Physical and Cognitive Training for Preventing the Occurrence of Dementia Using an Integrated System: A Pilot Study
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_46
Mauro Marzorati1,*, Simona Santo2, Simona Mrakic-Sposta1, Sarah Moretti1, Nithiya Jesuthasan3, Andrea Caroppo4, Andrea Zangiacomi5, Alessandro Leone4, Marco Sacco5, Alessandra Vezzoli1
  • 1: Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare, CNR
  • 2: IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia
  • 3: Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche, CNR
  • 4: Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi, CNR
  • 5: Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali e Automazione, CNR
*Contact email: mauro.marzorati@ibfm.cnr.it

Abstract

The project proposes a comprehensive preventive program of dementia in elderlies with minor cognitive disorders due to neurodegenerative diseases. The program combines physical and cognitive training, by means of an integrated technological system composed of a Virtual Environment, simulating daily activities, a smart garment measuring physiological parameters, a bicycle ergometer and tailoring the system to the specific patient’s status. Preliminary results confirm the feasibility of this intervention and appear promising in order to contrast age-related cognitive neurodegeneration.