Mobile VR Game Design for Stroke Rehabilitation

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10912)


This essay studies the combination of virtual reality (VR) technology and conventional stroke rehabilitation physiotherapy. Specifically, we propose a novel therapeutic device coupled with an immersive VR software environment to foster hand rehabilitation. We first study the current state of the art in VR technology use in medical rehabilitation. Next, we investigate the conventional stroke rehabilitation process to integrate accepted methods of physical therapy into mobile games. The game system’s input device (V-rehab) is an improvement on existing rehabilitation equipment, designed to maximize interaction between user and game. We feature a prototype game system based on sensor hardware and a custom environment running on the Unity3D software platform. Finally, we show results of system testing and discuss the application of VR in stroke rehabilitation.


HCI Virtual reality Stroke rehabilitation Useful games 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of DesignShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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