AGATHE: A tool for personalized rehabilitation of cognitive functions

  • Klinger E
  • Kadri A
  • Le Guiet J
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Abstract

Every year, tens of thousands of people fall victim to one of invalidating neurological pathologies. Acquired brain injury leads to cognitive impairment and heavy loss of autonomy. Rehabilitation interventions are needed to enable people to recover capacity and return to Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (iADL), such as grocery shopping. Unfortunately, the resources made available in cognitive rehabilitation are insufficient for the growing needs of victims of brain damage. The goal of the AGATHE project is to develop a tool that will provide therapists with an innovative means of dealing with cognitive rehabilitation and offer patients customized rehabilitation sessions, on the basis of simulated iADL. AGATHE fits into accessibility prospects of the tool (for everyone, everywhere and anywhere) and reduction of the cost of rehabilitation. AGATHE allows the strengthening and diversification of skills and expertise of the project's clinical and research partners as well as the opening of a new application field to the technology of the industrial partners. Initial tests of the AGATHE tool have been performed among therapists and patients after brain injury in order to validate usability issues. Perspective of efficacy trials has been identified and development projects are explored. © 2013 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Brain injury
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Simulated Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (sBADL and sIADL)
  • Virtual Reality
  • Virtual Therapeutic Scenario (VTS)

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Authors

  • E. Klinger

  • A. Kadri

  • J. L. Le Guiet

  • P. Coignard

  • N. Du Lac

  • P. A. Joseph

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