Enhancing Neuropsychological Testing with Gamification and Tangible Interfaces: The Baking Tray Task

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10338)


Neuropsychological tests are performance-based tasks to evaluate cognitive functions, but often they are particularly long and boring during their execution; these issues can interfere with performance provided by patients or healthy participants. In this paper, we present our gamified and virtually enhanced version of a specific neuropsychological test: The Baking Tray Task (BTT), aimed to assess unilateral spatial neglect (USN), a visuospatial processing disorder. This enhanced BTT version has been developed through STELT (Smart Technologies to Enhance Learning and Teaching) software, a platform which allows implementation of augmented reality systems based on RFID/NFC technology. These materials permit to link together smart technologies and physical materials, uniting the manipulative approach and digitalized technologies.


Adaptive learning Artificial Intelligence Gamification Technology enhanced assessment Unilateral spatial neglect 



This project has been supported by INF@NZIA DIGI.tales, funded by Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research under PON-Smart Cities for Social Inclusion programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanistic StudiesUniversity of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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