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Virtual reality pencil and paper tests for neglect: a protocol.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16640478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hemispatial neglect is a common disorder that can occur after a lesion in the right hemisphere. Its main characterization is the difficulty in processing visual stimuli emanating from the space contralateral to the lesion. Pencil and paper tests (such as target cancellation, line bisection, or drawing copy) are used to diagnose neglect. We propose using virtual reality technology and haptic force feedback to enhance pencil and paper tests. Our system can track the patients' eye-gaze and their hand movements. Also, the efficiency of several techniques used to decrease the neglect in different sensory spaces are investigated.
Kenji Baheux; Makoto Yoshizawa; Kazunori Seki; Yasunobu Handa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
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:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804397     Medline TA:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation,  methods*
Eye Movements / physiology
Motor Skills / physiology
Perceptual Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Psychomotor Performance / physiology
Reference Values
Therapy, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation,  methods
User-Computer Interface*

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