Revisiting virtual reality for practical use in therapy: Patient satisfaction in outpatient rehabilitation

Josephine H. Hartney, Sydney N. Rosenthal, Aaron M. Kirkpatrick, J. Maci Skinner, Jason K Hughes, Jason Orlosky

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Though Virtual Reality (VR) has made its way into many commercial applications, it has only begun to gain adoption in applications for rehabilitation and therapy. Though some research exists in this area, we still need to better understand how interactive VR can be integrated into a fast-paced clinical setting. To address this challenge, we present the results of a pilot study with 25 participants, who used an interactive application for conducting upper-limb rehabilitation. Our interface consists of a VR display with two controllers that are used to clean and clear segments of a target virtual window. From observations of participant challenges with the interface, feedback from the occupational therapy staff, and a subjective questionnaire using Likert scales, we examine ways to better integrate VR into a patient's scheduled rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages960-961
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113777
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Event26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Mar 23 2019Mar 27 2019

Publication series

Name26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period3/23/193/27/19

Keywords

  • And virtual realities
  • Artificial
  • Augmented
  • H.5.1 [multimedia information systems]

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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