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Virtual reality in the rehabilitation of the upper limb after stroke: the user's perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16640466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our group has developed a relatively low-cost virtual reality (VR) system for rehabilitation of the upper limb following stroke. Our system is immersive in that the participant views a representation of their arm and hand, reaching and retrieving objects in the virtual environment (VE), through a head-mounted display (HMD). This is thought to increase the participant's sense of presence in the VE and may lead to improved rehabilitation outcomes. However, use of immersion, particularly with our low-cost system, may increase the incidence of side effects reported. Therefore, the aim of this project was to assess the interaction of healthy users and those following stroke, in terms of their experience of presence in the VE and the rate of self-reported side effects. Differences in rates of perceived exertion, levels of enjoyment, and sense of control between both groups were also explored.
J H Crosbie; S Lennon; M D J McNeill; S M McDonough
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1094-9313     ISO Abbreviation:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-27     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804397     Medline TA:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Motor Skills / physiology*
Movement / physiology
Patient Satisfaction
Physical Exertion / physiology
Recovery of Function / physiology
Reference Values
Stroke / rehabilitation*,  therapy
Therapy, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation,  methods*
Treatment Outcome
Upper Extremity / physiology
User-Computer Interface*

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