Development of Smart Blocks for Cognitive Rehabilitation of Patients with Dementia

Jea Yong An, Yousik Kim, Junhyeok Oh, Tae Yoon Lim, Seonghoon Jang, Jun Ho Hwang, Deok Ha Woo, Jeong Hun Shin, Ki Woong Kim, Ji Won Han, Seung Wan Suh, Ji Hyun Han, Jeonga Shin, Grace Eun Kim, Seok Lee

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The increase in the elderly population increases the incidence of geriatric diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, and dementia. Cognitive impairment and a debilitated memory ability decreases the quality of life of patients owing to the associated economical and physical problems, and increases the burden on their family. The impairment of cognitive function due to dementia can be reduced through repeated and systematic training; however, this process can lead to disinterest and loss of concentration. Toys can stimulate various parts of the brain by inducing patient's finger exercise, and various rehabilitative techniques based on toys are being studied by researchers. In this study, we develop a smart cognitive rehabilitation block(LED blocks, 8x8 dot matrix blocks, speaker blocks, signage blocks, PWM switch blocks, 7-segment blocks), and establish a cognitive rehabilitation platform for patient management and develop cognitive rehabilitation contents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TENCON 2018 - 2018 IEEE Region 10 Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538654576
StatePublished - 22 Feb 2019
Event2018 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2018 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


Conference2018 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Contents
  • SmartBlock
  • SmartToy


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