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Opportunities and Challenges of Virtual Reality in Healthcare – A Domain Experts Inquiry

Andreas Halbig, Sooraj K. Babu, Shirin Gatter, Marc Erich Latoschik, Kirsten Brukamp, Sebastian von Mammen
2022 Frontiers in Virtual Reality  
In recent years, the applications and accessibility of Virtual Reality (VR) for the healthcare sector have continued to grow.  ...  The actual needs and concerns of the people who work in the healthcare sector are often disregarded in the development of VR applications, even though they are the ones who are supposed to use them in  ...  First, the trailer shows examples of VR applications in the healthcare sector, i.e., a virtual knee rehabilitation exercise and an example for exposure therapy targeting pyrophobic patients.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frvir.2022.837616 fatcat:xxobzddzt5gwhe2sdaut5bzdha

Requirements Elicitation and Prototyping of a Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Gaming System for Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia

Maram AlMousa, Hend S. Al-Khalifa, Hana AlSobayel
2017 Mobile Information Systems  
Although existing research proved the effectiveness and engagement of nonimmersive virtual reality- (VR-) based rehabilitation systems, limited research is available on the applicability of fully immersive  ...  VR-based rehabilitation systems.  ...  Acknowledgments This research project was supported by a grant from the "Research Center of the Female Scientific and Medical Colleges", Deanship of Scientific Research, King Saud University.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2017/7507940 fatcat:vlkxiufn3zcd5afsskunx225rm

Virtual Reality in the Neurosciences: Current Practice and Future Directions

Hayden Scott, Connor Griffin, William Coggins, Brooke Elberson, Mohamed Abdeldayem, Tuhin Virmani, Linda J. Larson-Prior, Erika Petersen
2022 Frontiers in Surgery  
This article includes areas in which virtual reality has been used in applications both inside and outside of the operating room, such as pain control, patient education and counseling, and rehabilitation  ...  Furthermore, these images can be used to provide quantitative data when acting as a simulator or a rehabilitation device.  ...  APPLICATIONS OF VR FOR REHABILITATION INDICATIONS Virtual reality has been used extensively to aid in the rehabilitation of neurocognitive diseases, traumatic injuries, and cerebrovascular disorders due  ... 
doi:10.3389/fsurg.2021.807195 pmid:35252318 pmcid:PMC8894248 fatcat:36xnagyoynf2lkeutblsrvhkd4

Flexible Virtual Reality System for Neurorehabilitation and Quality of Life Improvement

Iulia-Cristina Stanica, Florica Moldoveanu, Giovanni-Paul Portelli, Maria-Iuliana Dascalu, Alin Moldoveanu, Mariana Georgiana Ristea
2020 Sensors  
This paper presents Immersive Neurorehabilitation Exercises Using Virtual Reality (INREX-VR), our innovative immersive neurorehabilitation system using virtual reality.  ...  For improving the physical functions affected by a neurological disorder, rehabilitation procedures are mandatory, and they must be performed regularly.  ...  module with patients and include quizzes for assessing the knowledge of the medical personnel which use the application for their own training.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20216045 pmid:33114272 fatcat:b5nt376flzd5tghxbgok6garoa

Virtual Reality and Simulation for Progressive Treatments in Urology

Alaric Hamacher, Taeg Keun Whangbo, Su Jin Kim, Kyung Jin Chung
2018 International Neurourology Journal  
The article uses research and publications listed in openly accessible directories and is organized into 3 sections: The first section covers features of VR and simulation technologies.  ...  However, new developments in urology also require training and simulation for a wider application. In order to achieve this VR and simulation could play a central role.  ...  This is an important indicator and could open the field of VR and simulation to new kinds of therapy models in rehabilitation and exposure therapies.  ... 
doi:10.5213/inj.1836210.105 pmid:30286577 pmcid:PMC6177729 fatcat:jqpnvmpupzcxnkszopg5jzhxci

PC-based telerehabilitation system with force feedback

V Popescu, G Burdea, M Bouzit, M Girone, V Hentz
1999 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
At the present time, it consists of two physical therapy exercises (DigiKey and Ball) and two functional rehabilitation exercises (Peg Board test and Ball game).  ...  All VR exercises allow automatic and transparent patient data collection into an Oracle database.  ...  Acknowledgments Work reported here was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (BES-9708020), from the CAIP Center, and from Rutgers University (S.R.O.A. grant).  ... 
pmid:10538369 fatcat:3hmje4snofcmjchphxffcxrdky

0Use of Extended Realities in Cardiology

Michael K Southworth, Jonathan R. Silva, Jennifer N. Avari Silva
2019 Trends in cardiovascular medicine  
We review many of these applications in the areas of patient and physician education, cardiac rehabilitation, pre-procedural planning and intraprocedural use.  ...  In the last several years, the number of applications in cardiology has multiplied, with many promising to become standard of care.  ...  Given the intrinsic advantage of 3-dimensional (3D) visualization and the increased availability of Virtual Reality (VR) consumer devices, many immersive 3D educational applications have emerged and have  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tcm.2019.04.005 pmid:31076168 pmcid:PMC6917970 fatcat:zhtwbulexbdyxpyirsefs2u6de

Playing your pain away: designing a virtual reality physical therapy for children with upper limb motor impairment

Ivan Phelan, Penny Jayne Furness, Maria Matsangidou, Alicia Carrion-Plaza, Heather Dunn, Paul Dimitri, Shirley A. Lindley
2021 Virtual Reality  
VR can improve functional disabilities, alleviate perceived pain, reduce the perceived difficulty of rehabilitation exercises, increase exercise duration and produce positive emotions towards the therapy.Trial  ...  Via two interrelated studies, we explored the use of virtual reality (VR) as a tool to provide therapeutic physiotherapy for child patients in an out-patient hospital department.  ...  A special thanks to Debbie Smith and Andrea Strogen for their help with patient recruitment and their input into the design of the system.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10055-021-00522-5 fatcat:t4t2fi5iunae7fde53jo6nxptm

Best Practice Recommendations for the Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Online Knowledge Translation Resources in Rehabilitation

D. Levac, S. M. N. Glegg, C. Camden, L. M. Rivard, C. Missiuna
2014 Physical Therapy  
(3) evaluate impact; and (4) share results and disseminate knowledge.  ...  The knowledge-to-practice gap in rehabilitation has spurred knowledge translation (KT) initiatives aimed at promoting clinician behavior change and improving patient care.  ...  All authors provided concept/idea/study design and writing. Ms Glegg, Dr Camden, and Ms Rivard provided data collection and analysis. Dr Levac provided project management.  ... 
doi:10.2522/ptj.20130500 pmid:25301966 fatcat:sv62t7dsjffv5aprqezbuzmaiq

Assessment of Task Demand and Usability of a Virtual Reality-Based Rehabilitation Protocol for Combat Related Traumatic Brain Injury From the Perspective of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Providers: A Pilot Study

Mark Greenhalgh, Christian Fitzpatrick, Timothy Rodabaugh, Esmeralda Madrigal, Molly Timmerman, Joyce Chung, Deeksha Ahuja, Quinn Kennedy, Odette A. Harris, Maheen M. Adamson
2021 Frontiers in Virtual Reality  
Although they had some concerns with vertigo-like symptoms from using a digital technology, they believed the protocol would improve iADL functioning and was a good addition to pre-existing rehabilitation  ...  To our knowledge, VRR has not been used to assist Veterans with TBI and related health problems with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (iADLs).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank the Headache Center for Excellence at VA Palo Alto, and all the providers in Rehabilitation Service at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System for their participation.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frvir.2021.741578 fatcat:ftcwpw3hmjcwfjzxfrypuh4uju

Virtual Reality in Psychiatry

Eun Jung, Sung Eun, Seong - Jin Cho, Hak Kim, Dong Park
2019 SPG BioMed  
Conclusion: VR therapy was not inferior to conventional therapy in its application to psychiatry regarding PTSD, ADHD etc., and holds high potential as it enables convenient use of situations that cannot  ...  For MCI, studies using VR to cognitive training treats general cognitive function, such as frontal function, memory, spatial navigation and so on.  ...  the application of VR contents Information as in Table 1 is collected to assess the efficacy of the treatment using VR contents.  ... 
doi:10.32392/biomed.55.1 fatcat:u4mqt3wa7fazngq2hfgeqtgrse

Virtual Reality Technology and Speech Analysis for People Who Stutter

Abeer Al-Nafjan, Najwa Alghamdi, Abdulaziz Almudhi
2021 Emitter: International Journal of Engineering Technology  
During the past few years, the use of VR technology in clinical interventions for assessment, rehabilitation and treatment have received increased attention.  ...  Accordingly, many clinical studies and applications have been proposed in the field of mental health, including anxiety disorders.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank project team members Asmaa Albasha, Maryam Alghalban, and Ola Semsemiah for their hard work and dedication.  ... 
doi:10.24003/emitter.v9i2.649 fatcat:hbecznewarggzmbmvsaetjixsi

Intervention Platform for Action Observation and Motor Imagery Training After Stroke: Usability Test [chapter]

Katrin Fuchshofer, Christian Merz, Kerstin Denecke, Corina Schuster-Amft
2022 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
Including features for customising ANIMATE regarding the individual rehabilitation goals and needs of PaS, as well as personalisation could help in increasing the motivation to use and the benefits of  ...  PaS found the app easy to use and they could interact with it without problems. Although they judged the app as useful, they stated to be not willing to use the app on a regular basis.  ...  'ViaTherapy' 5 offers some exercises for AO, some for MI, and some for performing tasks physically. Mirror Therapy VR 6 requires virtual reality glasses; the app simulates mirror therapy.  ... 
doi:10.3233/shti220324 pmid:35575851 fatcat:ghzal3exuzaw5iudkplxyvkfva

Virtual reality-based cognitive stimulation using GRYDSEN software as a means to prevent age-related cognitive-mobility disorders – a pilot observational study

Marta Podhorecka, Jarosław Andrzejczak, Rafał Szrajber, Jan Lacko, Piotr Lipiński
2021 Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments  
The paper presents a pilot study which aims to qualitatively assess the usefulness of a VR technology-based solution for training cognitive and motor functions.  ...  The use of virtual reality training for therapeutic purposes is promising – not only does it provide encouraging medical and psychological effects but it may also be considered as an interesting leisure  ...  The use of VR to improve cognitive and motor functioning in the elderly The use of virtual reality (VR) offers many new possibilities in the field of intervention and broadly understood therapy for older  ... 
doi:10.14254/1795-6889.2021.17-3.7 fatcat:asg2swnduvb77da2k4lyjdcjni

A virtual-reality-based telerehabilitation system with force feedback

V.G. Popescu, G.C. Burdea, M. Bouzit, V.R. Hentz
2000 IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine  
At the present time, it consists of three physical therapy exercises (DigiKey, ball, and power putty) and two functional rehabilitation exercises (peg board and ball game).  ...  A library of virtual rehabilitation routines was developed using WorldToolKit software.  ...  Indeed, assessment and therapy have to occur early on, or else the same therapy duration will have diminished results.  ... 
doi:10.1109/4233.826858 pmid:10761773 fatcat:ibhovdpcnnhsjn6amt6hqvteca
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