Emmanuelle Chapoulie, Rachid Guerchouche, Pierre-David Petit, Gaurav Chaurasia, Philippe Robert, George Drettakis
A novel VR solution for Reminiscence Therapy (RT), developed jointly by a group of memory clinicians and computer scientists, is presented. The solution consists in an immersive VR system designed for RT, which allows easy presentation of familiar environments. The system supports highly-realistic Image-based rendering in an immersive setting. A study with healthy elderly participants is performed to test if the VR system can help with the generation of autobiographical memories. The verbal Autobiographical Fluency protocol is adapted to the VR context, and a comparison of the use of image-based system for an unknown and a familiar environment is performed.