Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation

Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493953141
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/03/2016
Series: Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss, Ph.D., is an occupational therapist with a M.Sc. degree in kinesiology and a Ph.D. degree in physiology and biomedical engineering. In 2001, she founded the Laboratory for Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology (LIRT) at the University of Haifa where she and her team develop and evaluate novel virtual environments, haptic interfaces and co-located technologies to explore the effect of individual and collaborative rehabilitation. Dr. Weiss’ responsibilities include supervision of all aspects related to technology development and implementation. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Table of Contents

Volume Introduction and Overview.- Neuroplasticity and Virtual Reality.- Motor Learning and Virtual Reality.- Vision, Perception and Object Manipulation in Virtual Environments.- Sensorimotor Recalibration in Virtual Environments.- Validity of virtual reality environments for sensorimotor rehabilitation.- Rehabilitation Applications using Virtual Reality for Persons with Residual Impairments following Stroke.- Virtual reality augmented training for improving walking and reducing fall risk in patients with neurodegenerative disease.- Virtual Reality Reveals Mechanisms of Balance and Locomotor Impairments.

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