3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health

Research Article

A Virtual Reality Test for the Assessment of Cognitive Deficits: Usability and Perspectives

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252359,
        author={Elisa Pedroli and Pietro Cipresso and Silvia Serino and Giovanni Albani and Giuseppe Riva},
        title={A Virtual Reality Test for the Assessment of Cognitive Deficits: Usability and Perspectives},
        proceedings={3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE},
        year={2013},
        month={5},
        keywords={usability psychometrics virtual reality test vmet assessment cognitive deficits},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252359}
    }
    
  • Elisa Pedroli
    Pietro Cipresso
    Silvia Serino
    Giovanni Albani
    Giuseppe Riva
    Year: 2013
    A Virtual Reality Test for the Assessment of Cognitive Deficits: Usability and Perspectives
    MINDCARE
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252359
Elisa Pedroli1,*, Pietro Cipresso1, Silvia Serino1, Giovanni Albani2, Giuseppe Riva3
  • 1: Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab (Istituto Auxologico Italiano), Milan
  • 2: Department of Neurosciences (Istituto Auxologico Italiano), Milan
  • 3: Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab (Istituto Auxologico Italiano), Milan and Psychology Department (Catholic University), Milan
*Contact email: e.pedroli@auxologico.it

Abstract

The assessment of cognitive deficits, such as executive functions, can be critical in neuropsychology because is not easy to catch all the important cues of real-life behavior using the classic paper and pensil tests or even sophisticated laboratory tasks. On the other hand, using virtual simulations of prototypical daily situations, by the means of 3D virtual environments, it is possible to create situations which could help the therapeutic assessment, within the safe context of the therapist’s laboratory. In this study, we described how we assessing executive functions using a Virtual Reality Test.