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000057851 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1371/journal.pone.0113751
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000057851 100__ $$aJuan, M. Carmen
000057851 245__ $$aAugmented reality for the assessment of children’s spatial memory in real settings
000057851 260__ $$c2014
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000057851 5203_ $$aShort-term memory can be defined as the capacity for holding a small amount of information in mind in an active state for a short period of time. Although some instruments have been developed to study spatial short-term memory in real environments, there are no instruments that are specifically designed to assess visuospatial short-term memory in an attractive way to children. In this paper, we present the ARSM (Augmented Reality Spatial Memory) task, the first Augmented Reality task that involves a user’s movement to assess spatial short-term memory in healthy children. The experimental procedure of the ARSM task was designed to assess the children’s skill to retain visuospatial information. They were individually asked to remember the real place where augmented reality objects were located. The children (N576) were divided into two groups: preschool (5–6 year olds) and primary school (7–8 year olds). We found a significant improvement in ARSM task performance in the older group. The correlations between scores for the ARSM task and traditional procedures were significant. These traditional procedures were the Dot Matrix subtest for the assessment of visuospatial short-term memory of the computerized AWMA-2 battery and a parent’s questionnaire about a child’s everyday spatial memory. Hence, we suggest that the ARSM task has high verisimilitude with spatial short-term memory skills in real life. In addition, we evaluated the ARSM task’s usability and perceived satisfaction. The study revealed that the younger children were more satisfied with the ARSM task. This novel instrument could be useful in detecting visuospatial short-term difficulties that affect specific developmental navigational disorders and/or school academic achievement.
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000057851 590__ $$a3.234$$b2014
000057851 591__ $$aMULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES$$b9 / 57 = 0.158$$c2014$$dQ1$$eT1
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000057851 700__ $$0(orcid)0000-0002-4249-602X$$aMéndez López, Magdalena$$uUniversidad de Zaragoza
000057851 700__ $$aPérez Hernández, Elena
000057851 700__ $$0(orcid)0000-0002-6280-1474$$aAlbiol Pérez, Sergio$$uUniversidad de Zaragoza
000057851 7102_ $$15007$$2035$$aUniversidad de Zaragoza$$bDepartamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas$$cArquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores
000057851 7102_ $$14009$$2725$$aUniversidad de Zaragoza$$bDepartamento de Psicología y Sociología$$cPsicobiología
000057851 773__ $$g9, 12 (2014), e113751 [26 pp]$$pPLoS One$$tPLoS One$$x1932-6203
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