Serious games for screening pre-dementia conditions: From virtuality to reality? a pilot project

Chiara Zucchella, Elena Sinforiani, Cristina Tassorelli, Elena Cavallini, Daniela Tost-Pardell, Sergi Grau, Stefania Pazzi, Stefano Puricelli, Sara Bernini, Sara Bottiroli, Tomaso Vecchi, Giorgio Sandrini, Giuseppe Nappi

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Conventional cognitive assessment is based on a pencil-and-paper neuropsychological evaluation, which is time consuming, expensive and requires the involvement of several professionals. Information and communication technology could be exploited to allow the development of tools that are easy to use, reduce the amount of data processing, and provide controllable test conditions. Serious games (SGs) have the potential to be new and effective tools in the management and treatment of cognitive impairments virtual reality settings, cognitive functions might be evaluated using tasks that simulate daily activities, increasing the “ecological validity” of the assessment. In this commentary we report our experience in the creation of the Smart Aging platform, a 3D SGand virtual environment-based platform for the early identification and characterization of mild cognitive impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-158
Number of pages6
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Serious games
  • Virtual reality

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Serious games for screening pre-dementia conditions : From virtuality to reality? a pilot project. / Zucchella, Chiara; Sinforiani, Elena; Tassorelli, Cristina; Cavallini, Elena; Tost-Pardell, Daniela; Grau, Sergi; Pazzi, Stefania; Puricelli, Stefano; Bernini, Sara; Bottiroli, Sara; Vecchi, Tomaso; Sandrini, Giorgio; Nappi, Giuseppe.

In: Functional Neurology, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.07.2014, p. 153-158.

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Zucchella, C, Sinforiani, E, Tassorelli, C, Cavallini, E, Tost-Pardell, D, Grau, S, Pazzi, S, Puricelli, S, Bernini, S, Bottiroli, S, Vecchi, T, Sandrini, G & Nappi, G 2014, 'Serious games for screening pre-dementia conditions: From virtuality to reality? a pilot project', Functional Neurology, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 153-158. https://doi.org/10.11138/FNeur/2014.29.3.153
Zucchella, Chiara ; Sinforiani, Elena ; Tassorelli, Cristina ; Cavallini, Elena ; Tost-Pardell, Daniela ; Grau, Sergi ; Pazzi, Stefania ; Puricelli, Stefano ; Bernini, Sara ; Bottiroli, Sara ; Vecchi, Tomaso ; Sandrini, Giorgio ; Nappi, Giuseppe. / Serious games for screening pre-dementia conditions : From virtuality to reality? a pilot project. In: Functional Neurology. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 153-158.
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