Design computer application for memory rehabilitation using the method of Loci
Authors: Doris Perez, José Varela-Aldás, Jorge Buele, Guillermo Palacios-Navarro
Abstract: Memory rehabilitation involves the processes of memory assessment and training. Nowadays, with the help of technology, customized applications can be designed, but they require an efficient prior design. This paper presents the design of an application for memory rehabilitation using the method of Loci. In the development of the methodology three stages are included, where the first phase contemplates the design of breathing exercises that relax the patient and promote the use of imagination. In the second stage, two cognitive exercise activities are designed, one with element matching and the other with the assignment of elements in four places in a home. The last stage is for evaluation and measures the user's performance, using response times and scores obtained as metrics. The application is designed through screens at different levels, orienting the system to be implemented on a computer, but without limiting the implementation to other types of devices. The results show the final design sketches, evidencing the characteristics of the proposed application. Finally, the proposed design is analyzed concerning recent literature, concluding with its advantages and disadvantages.
Keywords: Memory Rehabilitation, Method Of Loci, Application Of Computer
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