Virtual reality-based applications for neurorehabilitation
Edited by: Sergi Bermúdez i Badia and Roberto Lloréns Rodríguez
An article collection in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
In the last years, virtual reality (VR) has experienced remarkable progress, both in terms of technology as well as in its application to diverse scientific areas. Great efforts have been centered on neurorehabilitation, where an increasing number of studies support the potential benefit of VR to improve and assess patients’ conditions.
This collection of articles comprises five studies that present some of the most recent advances in VR-based rehabilitation, addressing topics such as the promotion of cortical reorganization through empirical and model-driven studies, the modulation of subjects' behavior and experience through visual and auditory VR cuing, or the role of emotional content in motor and cognitive training. Together, these articles reflect the wide variety of topics addressed by the scientific community and the breadth and depth of theoretical, methodological, and practical approaches to be considered when designing VR-based rehabilitation technologies and applications.
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.