This study aims to determine the feasibility of a virtual reality-based cognitive-motor exergaming using Wii Fit among older adults with mild cognitive impairment and investigates intervention-induced improvements in behavioral and underlying neuromarkers.
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Midwest Royal Center Predoctoral pilot grants by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) of the National Institute of Health (NIH): 2P30AG022849-11.
“Feasibility of a Virtual Reality-Based Dance Intervention for Improving Cognition, Balance, and Physical Activity in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Deficits”
Principal Investigator: Tanvi Bhatt
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Vora JP, Varghese R, Weisenbach SL, Bhatt T. Test-retest reliability and validity of a custom-designed computerized neuropsychological cognitive test battery in young healthy adults. Journal of psychology and cognition. 2016; 1(1):11.
Jinal V, Rini V, Victor P, Sara W, Tanvi B (2017) Test-Retest Reliability of a Computerized Neuropsychological Test Battery: A Cross-Sectional Study Assessing Cognition in Healthy Young and Old Adults, and Stroke Survivors. J Psychiatry Cogn Behav 2017: J107. DOI: 10.29011/2574-7762. 000007
Kannan, L., Vora, J., Bhatt, T., & Hughes, S. L. Cognitive-motor exergaming for reducing fall risk in people with chronic stroke: A randomized controlled trial. NeuroRehabilitation, (Preprint), 1-18.
Subramaniam, S., Hui-Chan, C. W. Y., & Bhatt, T. (2014). A cognitive-balance control training paradigm using wii fit to reduce fall risk in chronic stroke survivors. Journal of neurologic physical therapy, 38(4), 216-225.
Varghese, R., Hui-Chan, C. W., & Bhatt, T. (2016). Reduced Cognitive-Motor Interference on Voluntary Balance Control in Older Tai Chi Practitioners. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 39(4), 190-199.
Patel, P., & Bhatt, T. (2014). Task matters: influence of different cognitive tasks on cognitive-motor interference during dual-task walking in chronic stroke survivors. Topics in stroke rehabilitation, 21(4), 347-357.
Patel, P., Lamar, M., & Bhatt, T. (2014). Effect of type of cognitive task and walking speed on cognitive-motor interference during dual-task walking. Neuroscience, 260, 140-148.
Subramaniam, S., Hui-Chan, C. W. Y., & Bhatt, T. (2014). Effect of dual tasking on intentional vs. reactive balance control in people with hemiparetic stroke. Journal of neurophysiology, 112(5), 1152-1158.
Bhatt, T., Subramaniam, S., & Varghese, R. (2016). Examining interference of different cognitive tasks on voluntary balance control in aging and stroke. Experimental brain research, 234(9), 2575-2584.