Virtual reality in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders

Antonios Kefaliakos, Ioannis Pliakos, Panagiotis Kiekkas, Martha Charalampidou, Marianna Diomidous

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Abstract

Neurological disorders affect the lifestyle and the living conditions of a patient. Virtual Reality is a technology that may be used to simulate various types of tasks in a computerized environment guiding the patient and help on rehabilitation. This review try to answer how Virtual Reality technologies can effect on the patients rehabilitation's results. Treatments which involves Virtual Reality applications offer new ways to make the patients more committed to their program and keeps them motivated. Another characteristic of a Virtual Reality treatment is that both patients and therapists can observe the mistakes made during a physiotherapy session. The insert of VR sessions in traditional rehabilitation therapy of patients with neurological disorders have produced positive results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnifying the Applications and Foundations of Biomedical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages45-47
Number of pages3
Volume226
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 Jul 20163 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume226
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other14th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2016
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period1/07/163/07/16

Keywords

  • Neurological Disorders.
  • Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Reality

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    Kefaliakos, A., Pliakos, I., Kiekkas, P., Charalampidou, M., & Diomidous, M. (2016). Virtual reality in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders. In Unifying the Applications and Foundations of Biomedical and Health Informatics (Vol. 226, pp. 45-47). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 226). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-664-4-45