The Development of a Mobile Health Platform and Naturalistic Game Applications for Health Assessment, Intervention, and Evaluation
Technical Report,28 Sep 2012,27 Sep 2015
East Carolina University Greenville United States
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The goal of this project was to develop a prototype of a game based assessment and develop a normative data base for remote measurement and monitoring of real time neurocognitive functioning among active duty military service personnel. Due to a dramatic rise in mild traumatic brain injuries It is estimated that 20 of all combat troops will experience a concussion while deployed increased emphasis has rightly been placed on finding ways to assess cognitive deficits and ameliorate its symptoms. The effects of traumatic brain injury are often associated with other dysfunctional conditions, specifically, chronic pain and PTSD. Posttraumatic stress PTSD is another prevalent problem that results in cognitive deficits and affects approximately three hundred thousand U.S. troops who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.