The development of a VR system for the cognitive & behavioral assessment of schizophrenia

Jeonghun Ku, Won Geun Cho, Jae Hun Kim, Kwang Uk Kim, Byoung Nyun Kim, Won Yong Hahn, Jae Jin Kim, Jang Han Lee, In Y. Kim, Sun I. Kim

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Patients with schizophrenia have many trouble in their life due to their thinking disorders such as delusion or hallucination. It is because they have a deficit in the ability which to systematize and integrate information. Therefore, they cannot integrate or systematize properly the integrated stimuli occurring frequently in a real situation. In this study, we suggest a virtual reality system for the assessment of their ability to integrate, memorize and react to integrated stimuli. The virtual reality system we developed provided multimodal stimuli, such as visual and auditory stimuli or visuo-spatial integration, and the patients was assessed and compared their thought flexibility and working memory abilities based on multi-modal manner by making the patient experience and react to multimodal stimuli. From this study, we could conclude that the VR could provide a patient with various stimuli in an immersive environment and allow the assessment of cognitive ability, and the identification of the relationships between cognitive functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 12 - Building a Better You
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next Tools for Medical Education, Diagnosis and Care
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)1586034049, 9781586034047
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Jan 152004 Jan 16

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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