Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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Digital Rehabilitation with cognitive training, physical activity and mindfulness for people with post-acute COVID-19 syndrome with cognitive impairment

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose enormous challenges, not only in terms of vaccination and infection prevention, but also the impact on the mental health and well-being of citizens. It is estimated that around 15% of people have persistent symptoms long after infection, including impaired cognition, although to date there is no specific treatment. The RehabCOVID Project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of a digital solution for the rehabilitation of persistent COVID patients with cognitive impairment, using an interactive platform to perform a digital intervention. The UPC, the CST, the UB and the UdG collaborate in the project, which will evaluate the efficacy of the intervention to study its effects on the brain through neuroimaging, biomarkers, optics and photonics, and artificial intelligence.

In particular, at CD6, we will explore the use of eye tracking technology as a promising tool for cognitive assessment of patients. This innovative technology allows precise measurement of eye movements, which may be affected in patients with cognitive impairment since they are directly controlled by areas of the brain. The project also addresses the migration of eye tracking technology from the laboratory to the clinic, trying to lay the foundations for it to be suitable for future online digital medical diagnosis.

Grant TED2021-130409B-C54 funded by MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/501100011033 and by the “European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR”.
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