Development of an interactive computer-based therapeutic tool for the elderly with memory problems to re-learn telephone skills at home

S. C. Fok, S. Y E Lim, G. Y C Chan

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Realistic virtual environments within which behavioral responses to stimulus can be evaluated offer new opportunities for the Internet delivery of electronic rehabilitation exercises to homes of elderly patients with memory problems. This paper presents the development of a computer-based therapeutic tool based on this technology. The approach, framework as well as considerations for implementations are discussed. The proposed prototype system consists of modular computer-aided exercises using both virtual telephone and a computerinterfaced prosthesis. Feasibility and usability studies indicated that with further refinements and improvements, the proposed prototype system could be suitable for home-based rehabilitation of elderly patients with memory problems under the supervision of trained caregivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-55
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Information technology
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Health Informatics

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