1. Neuro/Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Disability Solutions Using Virtual Reality Technology
- Metin Akay2 and
- Andy Marsh3
Published Online: 9 OCT 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Information Technologies in Medicine: Rehabilitation and Treatment, Volume II
How to Cite
Greenleaf, W. J. (2001) Neuro/Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Disability Solutions Using Virtual Reality Technology, in Information Technologies in Medicine: Rehabilitation and Treatment, Volume II (eds M. Akay and A. Marsh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471206458.ch1
National Technical University of Athens
- Published Online: 9 OCT 2001
- Published Print: 13 APR 2001
Print ISBN: 9780471414926
Online ISBN: 9780471206453
- Virtual Reality (VR);
- medical applications;
- neuro/orthopedic rehabilitation;
- instrumental clothing
Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging technology that allows individuals to experience three-dimensional (3-D) visual, auditory, and tactile environments. Highly specialized sensors and interface devices allow the individual to become immersed and to navigate and interact with objects in a computer-generated environment. Most people associate VR with video games; however, researchers and clinicians in the medical community are becoming increasingly aware of its potential benefits for people with disabilities and for individuals recovering from injuries.
The following topics are discussed: VR environments and interfaces; Diversity of VR applications; Current status of VR technology; VR-based medical applications in development; Neurologic testing and behavioral intervention; and Rehabilitation, functional movement analysis, and ergonomic studies.