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Author(s): Liliana Mendes
Artemisa Rocha Dores
Paula Alexandra Rego
Pedro Miguel Moreira
Fernando Barbosa
Luís Paulo Reis
José Viana
António Coelho
Armando Sousa
Title: Virtual Centre for the Rehabilitation of Road Accident Victims (VICERAVI)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The main objective of this work is to describe the Virtual Center for the Rehabilitation of Road Accident Victims - VICERAVI and the serious games it includes for the purpose of neuropsychological rehabilitation. The validation of the VICERAVI as a rehabilitation system involves 30 participants of both sexes, with brain injury due to road accidents. The applicability and the benefits of virtual worlds for a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation will be tested using virtual reality (OpenSimulator) to simulate tasks of everyday life,,enabling participants to perform cognitive and social skills training through their avatars. The progresses of this group will se compared with a group of conventional neuropsychological rehabilitation. The main innovation of the work is the possibility if administering neuropsychological rehabilitation at distance, via ecological virtual environments. Moreover, the paper discusses also relevant criteria and issues in respect to the use of serious games, simulation and virtual environments in rehabilitation.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Technological sciences, Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Source: Sistemas y tecnologias de información. Vol.1 e Vol.2
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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