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  1. 1. ERACLE project : using IT technologies and tele-rehabilitationon home assistance for cognitive rehabilitationSubjects will be firstly recruited from a small group of patients affected by post cerebral injury. Exclusion constraint is defined by age less than 40years, glascow outcome score between 3 and 8 and MMSE major than 23.Baseline test:1. MMSE2. Token score3. Raven Test4. Attention matrixInjury evaluation:1. MIDA2. Rivermead3. Hamilton rating scale for depression4. SF365. TMTResultsWe tested the system on local laboratories; the results lead us to start a pilot application in collaboration with Tuscany Region, NeurologicalRehabilitation Unit of Grosseto and University of Siena (Dpt di Scienze Neurologiche Neurochirurgiche e del Comportamento): forty patientswill be remotely observed and treated submitting two day per week one hour session trail task. Project is planned to finish at July 2009.ConclusionsThe system is expected to reduce time delay and patients mobility, and will perform the rehabilitation directly at home. Finally we will collect a largedatabase for research purposes.Giacomo Veneri1, Alessandra Rufa1, Giacomo De Murtas1, Pamela Federighi1, Marco Tagliaferri 2, Jacopo Semmoloni1,Cristina Cianchi3, Giulia Rossi3, Maura Pacini3, Mauro Mancuso3•Eye tracking & Vision Applications Lab (EVA Lab) – Department of Neurological and Behavioral Science – University of Siena•Diritto alla Salute, Settore Assistenza Sanitaria-Regione Toscana•Neurological Rehabilitation Unit – Az.USL9 GrossetoObjectiveThe aim of the project is to develop a tele-cognitive-rehabilitation system managed by new technologies inorder to promote the home cognitive function rehabilitation [2]. This may lead to other advantages such asthe reduction of social isolation, reduction of costs for transfer or for individual rehabilitation session [1].MethodsWe developed a central web based system [3] able to provide:1.rehabilitation tasks with a deficit specific training approach2.online assistant able to guide the patient and to manage the specific rehabilitation session3.social network system providing to patients a basic way to improve communication and interaction withother patients. The training program includes task for: alertness, vigilance, viso-spatial attention [4],selective, focused and divided attention, memory, visual search and sequencing.ERACLE is a project fundedby Regione ToscanaERACLE is a project fundedby Regione Toscana1. Azy Barak and Yael Sadovskya (2008), Internet use and personal empowerment of hearing-impaired adolescents. Computers in Human Behavior Volume 24, Issue 5, September 2008, Pages 1802-18152. Lathan, C., Kinsella, A., Rosen, M., Winters, J., & Trepagnier, C. (1999). Aspects of human factors engineering in home telemedicine and telerehabilitations systems. Telemedicine Journal, 5, 169-175.3. Vesmarovich et al., 2000 S. Vesmarovich, R.P. Hauber and M. Jones, Using telecommunication technologies to change the world for people with disabilities related to catastrophic neurologicalimpairment, CyberPsychology & Behavior 3 (2000), pp. 925–928.4. G. Veneri, P. Federighi, E. Pretegiani, F. Rosini, A. Federico, A. Rufa, EVA – EYE TRACKING - STIMULUS INTEGRATED SEMI AUTOMATIC CASE BASE SYSTEM, Proceedings on WMSCI 2009http://www.evalab.unisi.it/eracle - m.mancuso@usl9.toscana.it - rufa@unisi.it - visionlab@unisi.itRandom selection

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