Virtual reality in rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries: A case report

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Advances in information technology offer new opportunities for rehabilitation. In particular, the immersion capability provided by a synthetic environment could be exploited to design novel assistive devices. In virtual reality (VR), users navigate and interact with 3-D, computer- generated environments that are highly flexible and programmable, enabling the therapist to present a variety of controlled stimuli and to measure and monitor responses. VR provides a powerful means of increasing levels of environmental interaction in a highly controlled and structured manner. In this article, an overview is given of the design issues of a VR-enhanced orthopedic appliance used in rehabilitation of a person with spinal cord injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Clinical Psychology


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