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Cognitive Rehabilitation: Innovations and Strategies with Kinesix VR

cognitive rehabilitation

Cognitive rehabilitation aims to improve mental functions impaired by neurological or psychiatric conditions. Through targeted programs, issues with memory, attention, and executive functions—essential for daily life—are addressed.

In this article from Kinesix VR, we explain how immersive virtual reality (VR) supports neurorehabilitation by offering an advanced solution that maximizes the benefits of cognitive stimulation.

What is Cognitive Rehabilitation?

what is cognitive rehabilitation

Cognitive rehabilitation focuses on enhancing mental abilities affected by brain injuries, neurodegenerative diseases, or psychiatric disorders. These functions include memory, attention, problem-solving, and higher-level cognitive processes such as planning and inhibitory control.

Cognitive stimulation programs offer structured activities to strengthen these areas, providing a framework for recovery and developing new strategies to tackle various daily life challenges.

Virtual Reality in Cognitive Rehabilitation

Immersive virtual reality provides an engaging experience that enhances patient commitment and motivation. This is especially relevant in cognitive rehabilitation, where treatment adherence is crucial for fostering and accelerating recovery.

According to recent studies, such as "A systematic review of the use of virtual reality and its effects on cognition in individuals with neurocognitive disorders," VR can improve executive function, memory, visuospatial skills, and attention through interactive training​​.

Here are the key benefits of VR in cognitive stimulation:

  • Environmental Enrichment: Virtual environments created by Kinesix VR offer a controlled and stimulating setting that facilitates neuroplasticity and learning. Evidence shows how VR can activate and reorganize crucial neural networks for cognition​​.

  • Personalized Training: The flexibility of VR allows programs to be tailored to the patient's specific needs, effectively working on areas like memory and attention. This is particularly useful in mild and moderate cognitive impairment cases, where exercises must be adjusted to the individual's capacity​​.

  • Perception-Action Interaction: VR stimulates the cognitive-motor system by integrating activities that require coordination and quick responses. This helps improve cognitive flexibility, a key function for adapting to new situations and solving problems​​.

  • Motivation and Adherence: VR engages the cognitive-motor system with activities requiring coordination and quick responses. This type of training enhances cognitive flexibility, crucial for adapting to new situations and problem-solving​​.

Cognitive Stimulation Program


Kinesix VR has developed a series of exercises and programs addressing various higher cognitive functions, including memory, sustained attention, and planning. 

These exercises are designed to be fun and challenging, promoting treatment adherence and increasing patient motivation​.

Examples of VR Exercises:

  • Memory and Attention: Focusing on specific details in the virtual environment improves sustained attention. Adding exercises that require memorizing sequences of colors, shapes, numbers, and/or letters strengthens working and short-term memory.

  • Visuospatial Skills: Activities involving navigation and object manipulation in a three-dimensional environment enhance spatial orientation and perception.

  • Executive Function: Tasks that simulate real-life situations, such as organizing items in a refrigerator, handling food, and setting cutlery in the correct position, help improve executive functions.

Kinesix VR offers an innovative and effective solution for cognitive rehabilitation through immersive virtual reality. With personalized, evidence-based programs, Kinesix VR maximizes the benefits of cognitive stimulation, helping patients recover and improve their cognitive functions in a motivating and immersive environment.


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