A virtual reality-based physical and cognitive training system aimed at preventing symptoms of dementia

Sara Arlati, Luca Greci, Marta Mondellini, Andrea Zangiacomi, Simona G. Di Santo, Flaminia Franchini, Mauro Marzorati, Simona Mrakic-Sposta, Alessandra Vezzoli

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Abstract

This work presents a physical and cognitive training program, based on virtual reality technologies, designed with the aim of preventing the occurrence of symptoms of dementia in elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The system foresees a physical task to be performed on a cycle-ergometer and two virtual environments for cognitive stimulation. In this paper, results of different validation phases conducted on both healthy and MCI subjects are described. The presented validation path allowed to implement, in parallel, the two current versions of the setup: the former, optimized to assess the efficacy of the intervention in a randomized clinical trial, which will take place in the next future, and the latter, more experimental, which foresees the employment of immersive environments to increase subjects’ engagement and motivation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - 7th International Conference, MobiHealth 2017, Proceedings
EditorsAmir M. Rahmani, Nima TaheriNejad, Paolo Perego
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages117-125
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319985503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Nov 14 2017Nov 15 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume247
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2017
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period11/14/1711/15/17

Keywords

  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Oxidative stress
  • Physical training
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Arlati, S., Greci, L., Mondellini, M., Zangiacomi, A., Di Santo, S. G., Franchini, F., Marzorati, M., Mrakic-Sposta, S., & Vezzoli, A. (2018). A virtual reality-based physical and cognitive training system aimed at preventing symptoms of dementia. In A. M. Rahmani, N. TaheriNejad, & P. Perego (Eds.), Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - 7th International Conference, MobiHealth 2017, Proceedings (pp. 117-125). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 247). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98551-0_14