German development of virtual reality games for Alzheimer's disease


German development of virtual reality games for Alzheimer's disease

BERLIN, Oct. 5 (Xinhua News Agency, Tian Ying) - Researchers at the University of Hamburg in Germany are developing virtual reality games that can be used to treat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Recently, the research and development project has received financial support from the German government.  

Researchers from the University of Hamburg's Department of Informatics are developing three virtual reality sports games aimed at mobilizing the motor and cognitive abilities of patients with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease to help treat related diseases, the University of Hamburg announced on its website recently. The German Federal Ministry of education and research will provide 1 million 900 thousand euros in support for the R & D project in 3 years.  

For example, in a motorcycle-driving game, patients not only need to keep the motorcycle in balance, but also perform some arithmetic calculations. This enables patients to exercise their motor and cognitive abilities, thereby delaying the course of disease and improving their quality of life.  

In addition to allowing patients to wear virtual reality glasses to play games, researchers plan to develop a range of wearable products in the future, such as sensor bracelets, belts and finger rings, to record and analyze patients'progress in the treatment process. (finish)


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