A pilot usability study of MINWii, a music therapy game for demented patients.

@article{Boulay2011APU,
  title={A pilot usability study of MINWii, a music therapy game for demented patients.},
  author={M{\'e}lodie Boulay and Samuel Benveniste and Sandra Boespflug and Pierre Jouvelot and Anne-Sophie Rigaud},
  journal={Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={233-46}
}
MINWii is a music therapy game for the renarcissization of demented patients. It lets players improvise or play songs of their choice by pointing at a virtual keyboard with a Wiimote Pistol. We present the results of a three-month usability study we conducted with 7 institutionalized patients suffering from mild to moderately severe Alzheimer's disease at the LUSAGE Living Lab in Paris. We demonstrate that MINWii is indeed usable by AD patients despite their motor and cognitive impairments: our… CONTINUE READING

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