1st Edition

Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation

    322 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    322 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This edited book focuses on the role and use of VR for healthcare professions in both health and rehabilitation settings. It is also offers future trends of other emerging technology within medicine and allied health professions. This text draws on expertise of leading medical practitioners and researchers who utilise such VR technologies in their practices to enhance patient/service user outcomes. Research and practical evidence is presented with a strong applied emphasis to further enhance the use VR technologies within the community, the hospital and in education environment(s). The book may also be used to influence policymakers on how healthcare delivery is offered.

    Section 1: Introductory Perspective
    Chapter 1. Introducing Virtual Reality for Health and Rehabilitation
    Christopher M Hayre, Dave J. Muller & Marcia J. Scherer
    Section 2: Virtual Reality in Neurological Rehabilitation
    Chapter 2. On the Possibility of Using Virtual Reality to Improve the Mobility of People with Parkinson’s Disease
    Amin Amini
    Chapter 3. Virtual Reality for Stroke Rehabilitation
    Kate Laver
    Chapter 4. VR-based Assessment and intervention of Cognitive Functioning after Stroke
    Pedro Gamito, Teresa Souto, Ana Rita Conde, Ágata Salvador, João Galhordas, Jorge Oliveira
    Chapter 5. Virtual Reality in Robotic Neurorehabilitation
    Nicolas Wenk, Karin A. Buetler, and Laura Marchal-Crespo
    Chapter 6. Virtual Reality Interventions’ Effects on Functional Outcomes for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Jorge Lopes Cavalcante Neto
    Chapter 7. The use of Virtual Reality environments in Cognitive Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain injury
    E. Soritaa, P. Coignardb, E. Guillaumeb, J-L. Le Guietb, E. Klingerc, P-A. Joseph
    Chapter 8. Effect of Virtual Reality-Based Training of the Ankle, Hip and Stepping Strategies on Balance after Stroke
    Roberto Llorens
    Section 3: Virtual Reality for Health Education
    Chapter 9. Simulation-Based Training for Ultrasound Practice
    May Almestehi
    Chapter 10. Health Profession Education and Training using Virtual Reality
    Pete Bridges
    Section 4: Gamification and virtual reality in contemporary contexts
    Chapter 11. Exergaming in multiple sclerosis – bridging the evidence-practice gap
    Sarah Thomas, Jon Robinson, Andy Pulman
    Chapter 12. Participant adherence to a video game based tele-rehabilitation program – a mixed-methods case series
    Gerard G Fluet, Qinyin Qiu, Amanda Cronce, Eduardo Sia, Kathryn Blessing, Yvette Wohn, Jigna Patel, Alma Merians and Sergei Adamovich
    Section 5: Emerging perspectives and applications of virtual reality in practice
    Chapter 13. Virtual Reality Game-based Exercises with Lead Motion Applied to Developmental Disorders
    Ana Grasielle Dionísio Corrêa, Natália Regina Kintschner, Silvana Maria Blascovi-Assis
    Chapter 14. Applications of Virtual Reality in Aphasia Therapy: Findings from research with EVA Park
    Jane Marshall, Niamh Devane, Richard Talbot, Stephanie Wilson.
    Chapter 15. Virtual Reality in Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    Aliaa Rehan Youssef and Mohammed Gumaa
    Chapter 16. Emerging Perspectives of Virtual Reality Techniques
    Renee M. Hakim and Michael Ross
    Chapter 17. Non-immersive Virtual Reality as a tool for treating children with cerebral palsy
    Braccialli, Lígia Maria Presumido; Silva, Michelle Zampar; Braccialli, Ana Carla
    Chapter 18. Virtual reality applications in the context of low vision rehabilitation
    Marie-Céline Lorenzini and Walter Wittich
    Chapter 19. Response of Women with Mobility Impairments to a Group Weight Management Intervention in the Virtual World of SecondLife©
    Margaret A. Nosek, Susan Robinson-Whelen, Rosemary B. Hughes, Stephanie L. Silveira, Rachel Markley, Tracey A. Ledoux, Daniel P. O’Connor, Rebecca E. Lee, Thomas M. Nosek & the GoWoman Consortium


    Dr. Christopher Hayre is a senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia. He has published both qualitative and quantitative refereed papers in the field of medical imaging and brought together several books in the field of medical imaging, health research, technology, and ethnography.

    Professor Dave Muller is currently Editor of the CRC series with Professor Marcia Scherer on Rehabilitation Science in Practice. He was founder Editor of the Journal Aphasiology and is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal Disability and Rehabilitation. He has published over forty refereed papers and has been involved either as Series Editor, Editor or author of over fifty books. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Suffolk, United Kingdom.

    Professor Marica Scherer is a rehabilitation psychologist and founding President of the Institute for Matching Person & Technology She is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center where she received both her Ph.D. and MPH degrees. She is a past member of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health, and is Editor of the journal Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. She is Co-Editor of the book series for CRC Press, Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series. Dr. Scherer is Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Dr. Scherer has authored, edited, or co-edited nine book titles and has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 50 published proceedings papers, and 30 book chapters on disability and technology. Her research has been cited more than 5000 times by others.

    [Virtual Reality in Health and Rehabilitation ]… provides an overview of potential benefits in using virtual reality in rehabilitation. It highlights the emergence of virtual reality in recent years and how it has become more accessible. This book appears to be written for all practitioners and trainees to learn about virtual reality and its current applications. It overall meets this objective. The authors and contributors are a collection of professionals with diverse backgrounds associated with incorporating technology in medicine.  As this is a young field, this book will help establish these individuals as content experts. Overall, this book is a nice introduction to the topic of virtual reality and medicine.

    Michael Nguyen, MD, MPH (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)