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Select papers from the 2006 International Workshop on Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation

Edited by: Emily A Keshner and Patrice (Tamar) Weiss

An article collection in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors declare no competing interests.

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  1. Research

    Simulating hemispatial neglect with virtual reality

    Hemispatial neglect is a cognitive disorder defined as a lack of attention for stimuli contra-lateral to the brain lesion. The assessment is traditionally done with basic pencil and paper tests and the rehabil...

    Kenji Baheux, Makoto Yoshizawa and Yasuko Yoshida

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:27

    Published on: 19 July 2007

  2. Research

    A virtual reality extended neuropsychological assessment for topographical disorientation: a feasibility study

    Topographical disorientation represents one of the main consequences of brain injury. Up to now several methodological approaches have been used in the assessment of the brain injured patient's navigational ab...

    Francesca Morganti, Andrea Gaggioli, Lorenzo Strambi, Maria Luisa Rusconi and Giuseppe Riva

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:26

    Published on: 11 July 2007

  3. Research

    A rehabilitation tool for functional balance using altered gravity and virtual reality

    There is a need for effective and early functional rehabilitation of patients with gait and balance problems including those with spinal cord injury, neurological diseases and recovering from hip fractures, a ...

    Lars IE Oddsson, Robin Karlsson, Janusz Konrad, Serdar Ince, Steve R Williams and Erika Zemkova

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:25

    Published on: 10 July 2007

  4. Research

    Pairing virtual reality with dynamic posturography serves to differentiate between patients experiencing visual vertigo

    To determine if increased visual dependence can be quantified through its impact on automatic postural responses, we have measured the combined effect on the latencies and magnitudes of postural response kinem...

    Emily A Keshner, Jefferson Streepey, Yasin Dhaher and Timothy Hain

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:24

    Published on: 9 July 2007

  5. Research

    Reaching within a dynamic virtual environment

    Planning and execution of reaching requires a series of computational processes that involve localization of both the target and initial arm position, and the translation of this spatial information into appro...

    Assaf Y Dvorkin, Robert V Kenyon and Emily A Keshner

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:23

    Published on: 4 July 2007

  6. Research

    Modulation of walking speed by changing optic flow in persons with stroke

    Walking speed, which is often reduced after stroke, can be influenced by the perception of optic flow (OF) speed. The present study aims to: 1) compare the modulation of walking speed in response to OF speed c...

    Anouk Lamontagne, Joyce Fung, Bradford J McFadyen and Jocelyn Faubert

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:22

    Published on: 26 June 2007

  7. Research

    Intervention to enhance skilled arm and hand movements after stroke: A feasibility study using a new virtual reality system

    Rehabilitation programs designed to develop skill in upper extremity (UE) function after stroke require progressive practice that engage and challenge the learner. Virtual realty (VR) provides a unique environ...

    Jill Campbell Stewart, Shih-Ching Yeh, Younbo Jung, Hyunjin Yoon, Maureen Whitford, Shu-Ya Chen, Lei Li, Margaret McLaughlin, Albert Rizzo and Carolee J Winstein

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:21

    Published on: 23 June 2007

  8. Methodology

    Virtual reality environments for post-stroke arm rehabilitation

    Optimal practice and feedback elements are essential requirements for maximal motor recovery in patients with motor deficits due to central nervous system lesions.

    Sandeep Subramanian, Luiz A Knaut, Christian Beaudoin, Bradford J McFadyen, Anatol G Feldman and Mindy F Levin

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2007 4:20

    Published on: 22 June 2007