Virtual Reality Training for Stroke RehabilitationBy Lam, Yat San; Man, David W.K.; Tam, Sing Fai; Weiss, Patrice L. ; NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 245-253
Publication Date: 2006
Study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a two-dimensional virtual reality (2DVR) program in stroke rehabilitation; specifically, the program was used to train people who have had a stroke how to access and use the station facilities of a mass transit system. A flat-screen 2DVR program was developed with video modeling capabilities. The process of using a mass transit system was demonstrated through photographs, video clips, and a live model, while role-play practice, coaching, and feedback were provided to facilitate skill acquisition. One group of twenty and another group of sixteen people who were recovering from stroke participated in the study. The participants received ten training sessions with the system, and were assessed via a behavioral checklist regarding proper mass transit usage. Both groups showed significant improvement in their knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy in using the mass transit system. Implications for future research are discussed.
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