Evaluation and retraining of adults' cognitive impairments: Which role for virtual reality technology?

Luigi Pugnetti, Laura Mendozzi, Achille Motta, Annamaria Cattaneo, Elena Barbieri, Aaron Brancotti

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Abstract

Immersive virtual reality (IVR) is a technology already developed to assist cognitive psychologists and therapists in their clinical work with brain-damaged patients. The rationale, the software and the hardware of the first application (ARCANA 1) based on affordable technology are discussed here, in order to provide a concrete example of what the authors think may be the role of IVR as a clinical tool. Although prospects are exciting, extensive research is needed to validate this new approach and reveal its limitations and advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-227
Number of pages15
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Affordable technology
  • Biomedical monitoring
  • Brain damage
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Executive functions
  • Immersive virtual reality
  • Neuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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