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    Title: A virtual reality-based cognitive telerehabilitation system for use in the covid-19 pandemic
    Authors: Varela-Aldás, José
    Buele, Jorge
    Ramos Lorente, Pedro
    García-Magariño, Iván
    Palacios-Navarro, Guillermo
    Issue Date: 2021
    Publisher: Sustainability (Switzerland). Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 1 - 24
    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s lives and the way in which certain services are provided. Such changes are not uncommon in healthcare services and they will have to adapt to the new situation by increasing the number of services remotely offered. Limited mobility has resulted in interruption of treatments that traditionally have been administered through face-to-face modalities, especially those related to cognitive impairments. In this telerehabilitation approach, both the patient and the specialist physician enter a virtual reality (VR) environment where they can interact in real time through avatars. A spaced retrieval (SR) task is implemented in the system to analyze cognitive performance. An experimental group (n = 20) performed the SR task in telerehabilitation mode, whereas a control group (n = 20) performed the SR task through a traditional face-to-face mode. The obtained results showed that it is possible to carry out cognitive rehabilitation processes through a telerehabilitation modality in conjunction with VR. The costeffectiveness of the system will also contribute to making healthcare systems more efficient, overcoming both geographical and temporal limitations.
    URI: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/4/2183
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