Computer-based cognitive training in adults with Down's syndrome

Stefania Bargagna, Margherita Bozza, Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Elena Doccini, Erico Perrone

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Abstract

Adults with Down Syndrome show a clear genetic susceptibility to developing Alzheimer's Disease, the most common cause of dementia worldwide. In this paper we describe a set of computer-based exercises designed for cognitive training of adults with Down Syndrome. The aim is to provide tele-rehabilitation via a Web application that can be used at home to create an enriched environment. Each exercise is presented as a game with images, text and vocal communication. The user moves forward at increasing levels of difficulty according to previous positive percentage thresholds. Performance data is centrally collected and available to the tutor to check progress and better define the training. Several categories of exercises are needed to train different abilities: attention, memory, visual-spatial orientation, temporal orientation, pre-logical and logical operations, perception, visual analysis, language, and data relevance. At this time, two modules have been implemented for exercising attention and memory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages197-208
Number of pages12
Volume8514 LNCS
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783319074399
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8514 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period6/22/146/27/14

Keywords

  • accessibility
  • dementia
  • Down Syndrome
  • learning games
  • tele-rehabilitation
  • Training software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Bargagna, S., Bozza, M., Buzzi, M. C., Buzzi, M., Doccini, E., & Perrone, E. (2014). Computer-based cognitive training in adults with Down's syndrome. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 8514 LNCS, pp. 197-208). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8514 LNCS, No. PART 2). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07440-5_19