eTangram


Listed in: Older people  Alzheimer's disease  Brain injury  
eTangram

Available on:



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Supported languages:

Basque / English / Spanish

Cost:

Free

Utilises Tangram, a Chinese game in which several shapes can be assembled to make larger shapes, to teach a user how to make more complex shapes (such as a rabbit) in several levels of difficulty.

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Languages

Basque / English / Spanish

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with one of these languages

Cost

Free

Developer

Bilbomática
(Based in Spain)
https://sites.google.com/a/bilbomatica.es/etangram/home

Funder

Same as technical developer

Medical Adviser

The idea is sourced amongst the participant in the Consortium made up by Bilbomática www.bilbomatica.es , Zuentzat www.zuentzat.net and the DeustoTech-Life Unit of the University of Deusto http://www.deustotech.deusto.esq, in the framework of the research and development project “Technological Tool based on the Tangram game for psychic stimulation for the elderly”, subsidized by the Industry, Innovation, Trade and Tourism Department of the Basque Government and the SPRI (Business development agency belonging to the Basque Government).

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Summary

Utilises Tangram, a Chinese game in which several shapes can be assembled to make larger shapes, to teach a user how to make more complex shapes (such as a rabbit) in several levels of difficulty. Particularly relevant to people with memory problems. According to the app developer: 'The app is useful to different types of people, including older people. It works at exercising manual dexterity and cognitive ability, so it could even be used by children. Ultimately what is sought is an improved quality of life. Furthermore, the use of these technologies can be advantageous therapies within the healthcare system, because these tools make the patient dependency less. We are also developing a cloud version that allows the information generated to be queried by tutors or medical professionals.'


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Serdonmas, not-for-profit community home help, Spain
Review: "The latest application has more to do with aging than with children. Tangram can significantly help to keep the mind active, so more and more initiatives practising this game in stimulation programs are being designed to tackle diseases like Alzheimer's."
Source: http://bit.ly/16ZG6Hs
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1IXpwNO
Reviewer: Zuentzat
Review: Recommended by Zuentzat, which advised in the development of the app. 
Source: http://mun.do/HIf00N
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/HIf1BV

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