Challenge E

Combined Problem: Attention, Memory and Planning

Case

A 22 year old girl (medical student) had a horse-riding accident  with several days of loss of conscoiusness. MRI showed  diffuse axonal injury.

She made a good  physical and emotional recovery . When resuming her university education she experienced considerable difficulties  to deal with and store new taught information as well as planning her day with a mixture of university studies, home studies ,home logistics and leisure time .

She had difficulties in concentrating on one subject for more than 20 minutes.

The ability of to concentrate is a necessary prerequisite for successful learning. Coventionally the problem  is treated by computer assisted training and learning to use memory facilitating techniques. These are repetitecvly trained in sort of everyday tasks ( e.g. how to plan a day or journey)

Challenge

Can VR help in the adaptation of learning and planing strategies by e.g. simulating interesting, relevant and real life situations with problem difficulty adjustable to the patient`s abilities?

2018-09-03T08:40:19+00:00

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