VR-Wheel: a rehabilitation platform for motor recovery

Emanuele Secco, Roberto Sottile, Angelo Davalli, Luigi Calori, Angelo Cappello, Lorenzo Chiari

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    Abstract

    In this paper we introduce VR-Wheel, a platform combining cognitive and motor-learning tasks, intended for motor recovery in lower limb amputee and tetraplegia patients in post-traumatic conditions. The main feature of the platform is its versatility from the biomechanical, hardware and software viewpoint, since the design of the application is such that patients' own wheelchairs are transformed into an USB mouse, interfaced with any types of mouse-drivable graphics and/or software and any kind of operative system. The mechanics is flexible and the dedicated VR-environment is user friendly and easily tunable to different, specific clinical requirements. In this paper we present its general design and some scenarios for its clinical use.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 VIRTUAL REHABILITATION
    Place of PublicationNEW YORK
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages39-43
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1203-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventVirtual Rehabilitation Conference 2007 - Venice, Italy
    Duration: 27 Sept 200729 Sept 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceVirtual Rehabilitation Conference 2007
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityVenice
    Period27/09/200729/09/2007

    Keywords

    • MOTION
    • USERS
    • SPEEDS
    • SYSTEM
    • BIOFEEDBACK
    • GAIT
    • PROPULSION
    • STROKE
    • VIRTUAL-ENVIRONMENT
    • CYBERSICKNESS

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