Uses of virtual reality for diagnosis, rehabilitation and study of unilateral spatial neglect: review and analysis

Tsirlin, Inna, Dupierrix, Eve, Chokron, Sylvie, Coquillart, Sabine and Ohlmann, Theophile (2009) Uses of virtual reality for diagnosis, rehabilitation and study of unilateral spatial neglect: review and analysis. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 12 2: 175-181. doi:10.1089/cpb.2008.0208


Author Tsirlin, Inna
Dupierrix, Eve
Chokron, Sylvie
Coquillart, Sabine
Ohlmann, Theophile
Title Uses of virtual reality for diagnosis, rehabilitation and study of unilateral spatial neglect: review and analysis
Journal name Cyberpsychology and Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-9313
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1089/cpb.2008.0208
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 175
End page 181
Total pages 7
Place of publication New Rochelle, NY, United States
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Unilateral spatial neglect is a disabling condition frequently occurring after stroke. People with neglect suffer from various spatial deficits in several modalities, which in many cases impair everyday functioning. A successful treatment is yet to be found. Several techniques have been proposed in the last decades, but only a few showed long-lasting effects and none could completely rehabilitate the condition. Diagnostic methods of neglect could be improved as well. The disorder is normally diagnosed with pen-and-paper methods, which generally do not assess patients in everyday tasks and do not address some forms of the disorder. Recently, promising new methods based on virtual reality have emerged. Virtual reality technologies hold great opportunities for the development of effective assessment and treatment techniques for neglect because they provide rich, multimodal, and highly controllable environments. In order to stimulate advancements in this domain, we present a review and an analysis of the current work. We describe past and ongoing research of virtual reality applications for unilateral neglect and discuss the existing problems and new directions for development.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Brain Institute Publications
 
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