VR and AR against dementia and Alzheimer’s

There are already numerous studies on the potential of virtual and augmented reality in the improvement of diseases. An example of this is this artícle published on the neurology website, which concludes that virtual reality can contribute to the treatment of different psychological diseases.

Today we will review some applications that help in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

 

Sea Hero Quest

Game developed by scientists to collect information about dementia, especially in its version for virtual reality.

In this game we will put ourselves in the skins of a ship captain sailing through the seas in search of creatures.

Sea Quest Hero VR

It offers a new way to diagnose dementia in its early stages, as we can see in the article of the BBC.

In this way scientists can detect the disease beforehand and find better treatments. The study is related to spatial navigation ability that affects dementia, one of the cruelest diseases that exist and that affects more and more people.

Sea Hero Quest has more than 4.3 million users, who help this gigantic studio playing. This new form of data collection represents a great advance in experimental research.

 

The version for virtual reality contributes better to this macro project, than its first versions.

In addition to being available for mobile, now we can also find it in Oculus.

 

App for spatial memory

Researchers from the University of Zaragoza and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) have created an augmented reality application for the evaluation of spatial memory.

This application works with the skills related to spatial memory, especially in the training of patients with Alzheimer’s (in the non-advanced stage) and in alterations of this type of memory in children in the infantile stage.

App RA

The application recognizes the user’s environment (can be used at home) and the location of certain objects.

 

More and more research and projects on diagnoses and treatments with virtual reality and increased in diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Although the experts indicate that more investigations of this type are necessary.

 

 

 

Miguel A. M.

virtualpinpan

Passionate about virtual reality, augmented and mixed.

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