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A STUDY IN COGNITIVE TRAINING AND RELAXATION FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The goal of the project presented in this study is to provide a rehabilitation system which is game based in a home environment for elderly people in order to reduce the cognitive decline and halting the progression of memory deficit problems. Recently it has been discovered that cognitive training can initiate brain flexibility and strengthen the neuromodulatory system which controls learning. At the same time we need to consider that elderly people may become stressed while using any type of technology, let alone a video game. That said, another main goal of the project is to reduce the stress level of the player while interacting with the game. The results showed that the stress reducing features used in this study was mostly effective but one of the main problems was most of the participants not having much experience with using a computer which made them more stressed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Elderly, Cognitive training, relax, memory
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10063DiVA: diva2:752694
Subject / course
Computer Science
Educational program
Serious Games - Master's Programme
Presentation
2014-08-29, 13:00 (English)
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Examiners
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-10-06 Last updated: 2014-10-15Bibliographically approved

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