Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. Selected Papers from MindCare 2016, Fabulous 2016, and IIoT 2015

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An Innovative Virtual Reality-Based Training Program for the Rehabilitation of Cognitive Frail Patients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_8,
        author={Elisa Pedroli and Silvia Serino and Marco Stramba-Badiale and Giuseppe Riva},
        title={An Innovative Virtual Reality-Based Training Program for the Rehabilitation of Cognitive Frail Patients},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. Selected Papers from MindCare 2016, Fabulous 2016, and IIoT 2015},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE \& IIOT \& FABULOUS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Cognitive rehabilitation Memory Executive functions Virtual reality CAVE},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_8}
    }
    
  • Elisa Pedroli
    Silvia Serino
    Marco Stramba-Badiale
    Giuseppe Riva
    Year: 2018
    An Innovative Virtual Reality-Based Training Program for the Rehabilitation of Cognitive Frail Patients
    MINDCARE & IIOT & FABULOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_8
Elisa Pedroli1,*, Silvia Serino,*, Marco Stramba-Badiale1,*, Giuseppe Riva,*
  • 1: IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano
*Contact email: e.pedroli@auxologico.it, s.serino@auxologico.it, stramba_badiale@auxologico.it, giuseppe.riva@unicatt.it

Abstract

Cognitive Frailty is one of the most common age-related disabilities in elderly. The two most damage cognitive domain in these patients are memory and executive functions. An innovative virtual reality-based training program for the rehabilitation of cognitive frail patients are proposed. The training is focused both on memory and executive functions and is possible to combine the two tasks according to the needs of the patients. The program could be done both with low-end (personal computer) and high-end (CAVE) virtual reality systems to guarantee the continuity of treatment from the hospital to home.