Development of a Virtual Reality Environment for Rehabilitation of Tetraplegics

Gabriel Ginja, Renato Varoto, Alberto Cliquet Jr.

Abstract

Treatments based on Virtual Reality have been successfully used in motor rehabilitation of issues such as Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke. Highly immersive Virtual environments combined with biofeedback can be utilized to train functional activities on patients with these motor disabilities. This work details the development of a portable Virtual Reality environment to train upper limbs activities on Spinal Cord Injury subjects. The Virtual Reality environment depicts a personalized physiotherapy room where the user trains elbow and shoulder by reaching 5 spots on table. Also the user have a biofeedback of both hands’ position. Finally this system will be integrated a pilot biomechanical analysis using The Motion Monitor system to compare a group of patients before and after a 6 week intervention with Virtual Reality.

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in Harvard Style

Ginja G., Varoto R. and Cliquet Jr. A. (2020). Development of a Virtual Reality Environment for Rehabilitation of Tetraplegics.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 221-226. DOI: 10.5220/0009103002210226


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices20,
author={Gabriel Ginja and Renato Varoto and Alberto Cliquet Jr.},
title={Development of a Virtual Reality Environment for Rehabilitation of Tetraplegics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2020},
pages={221-226},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009103002210226},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Development of a Virtual Reality Environment for Rehabilitation of Tetraplegics
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Ginja G.
AU - Varoto R.
AU - Cliquet Jr. A.
PY - 2020
SP - 221
EP - 226
DO - 10.5220/0009103002210226