COMPUTERIZED MEMORY TRAINING FOR THE ELDERLY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$369,485.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7075
Agency Tracking Number:
7075
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1473 Miramonte Bldg 2, Los Altos, CA, 94022
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Javaid I Sheikh Md
(415) 323-1105
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IN PHASE I, DECISION SYSTEMS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPECOMPUTERTIZED MEMORY TRAINING PACKAGE NAMED MEMORYPERFECT. IT IS DESIGNED TO TEACH A VARIETY OF RELAXATION, IMAGERY, AND MNEMONIC TECHNIQUES THAT RESEARCH SHOWS IMPROVES RECALL OF INFORMATION IN THE ELDERLY. THE MEMORYPERFECT PROTOTYPE CONSISTS OF SIX MODULES. THE FIRST IS THE RECORDS-KEEPING MODULE, WHICH MAINTAINS A RUNNING SCORE OF THE USER'S PERFORMANCE, RETURNS THE USER TOTHE TRAINING MODULE LAST USED, AND MAINTAINS AND DISPLAYS A CHART OF THE TRAINING MODULES COMPLETED AND THOSE YET TO BE STUDIED. THE SECOND MODULE IS THE MANUS AND COMMAND LINE PROMPTS MODULE. THIRD IS THE INTRODUCTORY SESSION MODULE, AND FOURTH IS THE ANXIETY EVALUATION AND RELAXATION TRAININGMODULE, WHICH ASSESSES THE USER'S DEGREE OF LEARNING ANXIETYAND OFFERS RELAXATION TRAINING IF NECESSARY. THE FIFTH MODULE IS THE IMAGERY PRETRAINING MODULE, USED TO IMPROVE THE USER'S ABILITY TO CREATE EFFECTIVE IMAGES DURING MEMORY TRAINING. THE FINAL MODULE IS THE MNEMONIC TRAINING MODULE, USED TO TEACH A WIDE VARIETY OF MEMORY IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES. DECISION SYSTEMS HAS IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING VERTICAL MARKETS FOR THE COMPUTERIZED TRAINING: (1) SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS, (2) RETIREMENT COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTERS, (3) AUDIO-VISUAL CENTERS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES, AND (4) MEDICAL CARE CENTERS.

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