Design and evaluation of an ICT platform for cognitive stimulation of Alzheimer’s disease patients

Andrea Caroppo, Alessandro Leone, Pietro Siciliano, Daniele Sancarlo, Grazia D’Onofrio, Antonio Greco, Gianfranco Borrelli, Paolo Casacci, Massimo Pistoia

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Abstract

Cognitive Stimulation aims to improve cognitive skills and quality of life for people with dementia by helping to reduce the functional disability resulting from damage to the brain. Recent studies suggest that this kind of treatment is effective, but it is not yet possible to demonstrate that leads to changes in behavior or in the patient’s lifestyle. The present work investigates the impact and the effectiveness of an information and communications technology platform able to allow the cognitive stimulation practice within a domestic environment. The platform is made up of a set-top-box connected to a TV monitor, a Microsoft Kinect sensor and a (optional) smart garment for clinical signs detection. Preliminary results, achieved after the tests performed on patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer, demonstrates that the aforementioned platform is a very useful tool able to increase the neuropsychiatric and cognitive state of the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Objects and Technologies for Social Good - 2nd International Conference, GOODTECHS 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages106-115
Number of pages10
Volume195 LNICST
ISBN (Print)9783319619484
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2016 - Venice, Italy
Duration: Nov 30 2016Dec 1 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume195 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2016
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period11/30/1612/1/16

Keywords

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • ICT platform
  • Rehabilitation practice
  • Smart sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Caroppo, A., Leone, A., Siciliano, P., Sancarlo, D., D’Onofrio, G., Greco, A., Borrelli, G., Casacci, P., & Pistoia, M. (2017). Design and evaluation of an ICT platform for cognitive stimulation of Alzheimer’s disease patients. In Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good - 2nd International Conference, GOODTECHS 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 195 LNICST, pp. 106-115). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 195 LNICST). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61949-1_12