Virtual reality for gait rehabilitation - Promises, proofs and preferences

Wendy Powell, Vaughan Powell, Maureen Simmonds

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Improving walking speed and quality after illness or injury presents a number of challenges, not least of which is keeping patients engaged with therapy which they may find boring or painful. The rapidly developing area of virtual reality offers technology which can track users movements and use them to drive interactions in virtual worlds. This paper examines the potential of virtual reality to ameliorate pain and to improve rehabilitation adherence and outcomes. The role of hardware and software in mediating movement is discussed, and key elements identified which may have a significant effect on optimising VR systems for rehabilitation outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Volume2014-May
ISBN (Print)9781450327466
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2014
Event7th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2014 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: May 27 2014May 30 2014

Other

Other7th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2014
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period5/27/145/30/14

Keywords

  • Rehabilitation
  • Virtual reality
  • Walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Virtual reality for gait rehabilitation - Promises, proofs and preferences'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this