A virtual reality platform for assessment and rehabilitation of neglect using a kinect

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Abstract

Unilateral Spatial Neglect (USN) is normally assessed with paper-And-pencil tests. Virtual reality can be an effective neuropsychological tool for a more ecological and functional assessment and rehabilitation of neglect. We developed a 3D Virtual Reality platform-NeuroVirtual 3D-for the assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive deficits, in particular for USN. Within the virtual environments it is possible to interact with virtual objects and execute specific exercises using a Microsoft Kinect. Through the analysis of different grasping tasks it is possible to evaluate in an ecological way the patients' ability to find and handle objects in both sides of the virtual space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages66-68
Number of pages3
Volume196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event21st Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, NextMed/MMVR 2014 - Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 20 2014Feb 22 2014

Other

Other21st Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, NextMed/MMVR 2014
CountryUnited States
CityManhattan Beach, CA
Period2/20/142/22/14

Keywords

  • Kinect
  • Neglect
  • NeuroVirtual 3D
  • Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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