Designing an Interactive Device to Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Ting Ya Huang, Hsi Jen Chen, Fong Gong Wu

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Abstract

Inactive sedentary working styles result in many people exercising insufficiently, leading to poor blood circulation and decreased blood flow of the brain. Consequently, amyloid beta (Aβ) accumulates in the brain, impairing nerve conduction and potentially causing nervous necrosis, both of which cause Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include inability to recognize orientation in space and memory decline, along with amyotrophic Hippocampus, and low Neurotrophic content and Cerebral blood flow. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a crucial component for brain nerve growth, abundant BDNF alleviates nervous necrosis. An environment with BDNF secretion is directly proportional to cerebral blood flow. Research has indicated that engaging in puzzle games and finger motor exercises can mitigate and ameliorate Alzheimer’s disease. Performing tasks with the fingers make extensive use of the brain’s motor and somatosensory cortices, thus promoting activity and increased blood flow in the brain to generate more BDNF facilitating brain neuron growth. The goal of this research is to increase cerebral circulation, through patient-oriented activity, to elucidate which activities increase cerebral circulation, and sustained local motion enhancing muscle contraction that increases blood flow velocity. These three game guidelines are devised to improve spatial cognition and increase cerebral circulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAugmented Cognition - 13th International Conference, AC 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings
EditorsDylan D. Schmorrow, Cali M. Fidopiastis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages546-562
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783030224189
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event13th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 262019 Jul 31

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11580 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period19-07-2619-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Huang, T. Y., Chen, H. J., & Wu, F. G. (2019). Designing an Interactive Device to Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. In D. D. Schmorrow, & C. M. Fidopiastis (Eds.), Augmented Cognition - 13th International Conference, AC 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings (pp. 546-562). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11580 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22419-6_39