Using Computer Games as a Strategy for Maintaining the Cognitive Capacity of the Elderly

  • L. M. Brasil
  • L. I. B. Santos
  • M. F. Calixto
  • J. P. L da Silva
  • G. C. Peron
  • K. V. P. de Meneses
  • F. Bombonato
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 39)

Abstract

The Promoting Cognitive Performance - ProDC system was created for serving like an instrument for therapeutic intervention by health professionals working with cognitive rehabilitation. The ProDC seeks to train cognitive functions by means of computer games with graded levels of difficulty. The target audiences are the elderly aged 60 or more who have a deficit cognitive impairment diagnosis. So, nine games have been implemented for therapeutic intervention. The ProDC is being evaluated in the Institution Long-Permanence in Distrito Federal, Brazil.

Keywords

computer games cognitive rehabilitation cognitive disabilities cognitive training serious games 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Brasil
    • 1
  • L. I. B. Santos
    • 2
  • M. F. Calixto
    • 2
  • J. P. L da Silva
    • 3
  • G. C. Peron
    • 3
  • K. V. P. de Meneses
    • 2
  • F. Bombonato
    • 1
  1. 1.Post-Graduation Program in Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Brasília at GamaGamaBrazil
  2. 2.University of Brasília at CeilândiaCeilândiaBrazil
  3. 3.Graduation Course in EngineeringUniversity of Brasília at GamaGamaBrazil

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