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International Journal on Disability and Human Development

Official journal of the the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board Member: Brooks, Tony / Carmeli, BPT, Eliezer / Caron, MPH, Rosemary M. / Davidson, Philip W / Galil, Ahron / Heller, Tamar / Huff, Marlene B. / Janicki, Matthew P. / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Lindström, Bengt / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / Postolache, Teodor T. / Prasher, Vee / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Stratakis, Constantine A

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Volume 10, Issue 4 (Nov 2011)

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Traumatic brain injury memory training: a virtual reality online solution

Pedro Gamito
  • Faculty of Psychology, University Lusófona of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Clinic of São João de Deus, Lisbon, Portugal
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Published Online: 2011-08-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/IJDHD.2011.049

Abstract

This study aims at assessing an online portal where patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) can carry on memory and attention exercises outside clinic premises. The training took place in a virtual reality (VR) setup where one TBI patient had to complete a set of 10 online VR sessions. The neuropsychological evaluation was carried out with the PASAT (Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task) at pre-, during and post-treatment assessments. The results showed an increase in working memory and attention levels from the first to the final assessment, which can suggest that VR applications may promote the autonomy and increase in overall quality of life of these patients. The average time for task conclusion was 5 min.

Keywords: memory training; telerehabilitation; traumatic brain injury

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Corresponding author: Pedro Gamito, Faculty of Psychology, University Lusófona of Humanities and Technologies, Campo Grande, 378, Lisbon, Portugal


Received: 2010-11-01

Accepted: 2011-04-18

Published Online: 2011-08-13

Published in Print: 2011-11-01


Citation Information: International Journal on Disability and Human Development, ISSN (Online) 2191-0367, ISSN (Print) 2191-1231, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/IJDHD.2011.049.

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