Feasibility of a Non-immersive Virtual Reality Training on Functional Living Skills Applied to Person with Major Neurocognitive Disorder

Simonetta Panerai, Valentina Catania, Francesco Rundo, Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Antonio Brunetti, Claudio De Meo, Donatella Gelardi, Claudio Babiloni, Raffaele Ferri

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The treatment of Major and Mild NeuroCognitive Disorder (M-NCD, m-NCD) include pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, including cognitive training, recreational therapies, exercise, and interventions using technological tools. Proper cognitive training could be effective in preventing the evolution towards more severe cognitive impairment forms. A rehabilitative approach based on the use of Virtual Reality (VR) could be an effective and incentive tool to help prevent and early diagnose. In this paper, we propose a suite of serious games that stimulates the rehabilitative tasks in order to verify both the feasibility of a non-immersive virtual training on daily living skills for patients with M-NCD and the generalisation of the improved skills in the natural environment. Results show that virtual training could be a feasible approach for improving the generalisation capabilities of people affected by M-NCD doing activities of daily living. Feasibility, portability, the possibility of customisation and attractivity make Virtual Training an interesting approach for complementing and enriching the existing rehabilitation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Computing Methodologies - 15th International Conference, ICIC 2019, Proceedings
EditorsZhi-Kai Huang, Abir Hussain, De-Shuang Huang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030267650
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event15th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2019 - Nanchang, China
Duration: Aug 3 2019Aug 6 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11645 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2019


  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)
  • Major NeuroCognitive Disorder (M-NCD)
  • Mild Cognitive Disease (MCD)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Virtual Training (VT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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