Virtual reality for memory rehabilitation

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Guo, W. H., Lim, S. Y. E., Fok, S. C. and Chan, G. Y. C.. 2004. "Virtual reality for memory rehabilitation." International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology. 21 (1/2), pp. 32-37. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCAT.2004.005336
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Virtual reality for memory rehabilitation

ERA Journal ID32074
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGuo, W. H. (Author), Lim, S. Y. E. (Author), Fok, S. C. (Author) and Chan, G. Y. C. (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
Journal Citation21 (1/2), pp. 32-37
Number of Pages6
Year2004
Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
ISSN0952-8091
1741-5047
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCAT.2004.005336
Web Address (URL)http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=5336
Abstract

This paper describes a prototype virtual reality (VR) system that has been developed to assist the rehabilitation of elderly with mild-to-moderate memory deficits. The use of virtual reality in rehabilitation is reviewed along with the clinical requirements to establish the framework for the proposed system. This framework is presented together with the use of the prototype system to perform a simple cooking task in a virtual kitchen. The evaluation results show that the completion time for the virtual task is dependent on the person's mobility and knowledge of computers. It was found that the mean completion time decreases significantly with more practices. Although the time taken for the completion of the virtual cooking task is longer than the average time needed to actually cook a package of instant noodle, the overall results give strong indication of the usability of the VR application for rehabilitation. The results are encouraging and show the potential of immersive virtual reality for memory rehabilitation.

Keywordsmemory rehabilitation; virtual reality; virtual cooking; virtual kitchen
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020320210. Geriatrics and gerontology
520499. Cognitive and computational psychology not elsewhere classified
460799. Graphics, augmented reality and games not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsNanyang Technological University, Singapore
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
St Luke's Hospital, Singapore
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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