Integrating Multi-agents in a 3D Serious Game Aimed at Cognitive Stimulation

  • Priscilla F. de Abreu
  • Luis Alfredo V. de Carvalho
  • Vera Maria B. Werneck
  • Rosa Maria E. Moreira da Costa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6774)


Therapies for cognitive stimulation must be developed when some of the cognitive functions are not working properly. In many applications there is a strong dependence on therapist’s intervention to control the patient’s navigation in the environment and to change the difficulty level of a task. In general, these interventions, cause distractions, reducing the level of user immersion in the activities. As an alternative, the inclusion of intelligent agents can help to alleviate this problem by reducing the need of therapist involvement. This paper presents a serious game that combines the technologies of Virtual Reality and Multi-Agent Systems designed to improve the cognitive functions in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. The integration of different technologies and the modelling methodology are described and open new software development perspectives for 3D environments construction.


Virtual reality Multi-Agents Systems Serious Games Cognitive Stimulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla F. de Abreu
    • 1
  • Luis Alfredo V. de Carvalho
    • 2
  • Vera Maria B. Werneck
    • 1
  • Rosa Maria E. Moreira da Costa
    • 1
  1. 1.IME – Mestrado em Ciências Computacionais, Rua São Francisco Xavier 524- 6o andar – Bl. BUniversidade do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrasil
  2. 2.COPPE - Programa de Eng. de Sistemas e ComputaçãoUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrasil

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