Virtual Reality Treatment 2017


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Patient Treatment & Dialog Systems 2017 | Therapy & Dialog Systems 2017 | Virtual Patients 2017 | Virtual Reality Therapy & Artificial Intelligence 2017


Virtual reality treatment and assessments for post-stroke unilateral spatial neglect: a systematic literature review
T Ogourtsova, W Souza Silva… – Neuropsychological …, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
Unilateral spatial neglect (USN) is a highly prevalent post-stroke deficit. Currently, there is no gold standard USN assessment which encompasses the heterogeneity of this disorder and that is sensitive to detect mild deficits. Similarly, there is a limited number of high quality …

Virtual reality in the assessment, understanding, and treatment of mental health disorders
D Freeman, S Reeve, A Robinson, A Ehlers… – Psychological …, 2017 – cambridge.org
Mental health problems are inseparable from the environment. With virtual reality (VR), computer-generated interactive environments, individuals can repeatedly experience their problematic situations and be taught, via evidence-based psychological treatments, how to …

Virtual reality compared with in vivo exposure in the treatment of social anxiety disorder: A three-arm randomised controlled trial
S Bouchard, S Dumoulin, G Robillard… – The British Journal of …, 2017 – cambridge.org
People with social anxiety disorder (SAD) fear social interactions and may be reluctant to seek treatments involving exposure to social situations. Social exposure conducted in virtual reality (VR), embedded in individual cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT), could be an …

Creating state of the art, next-generation Virtual Reality exposure therapies for anxiety disorders using consumer hardware platforms: design considerations and future …
P Lindner, A Miloff, W Hamilton… – … behaviour therapy, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
Decades of research and more than 20 randomized controlled trials show that Virtual Reality exposure therapy (VRET) is effective in reducing fear and anxiety. Unfortunately, few providers or patients have had access to the costly and technical equipment previously …

Virtual reality therapy for treatment of psychological disorders
MM North, SM North – Career Paths in Telemental Health, 2017 – Springer
Abstract Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) is a new innovative modality of therapy that allows clients to enter a computer-generated virtual world in order to be exposed to fear-provoking stimuli similar to their real world experiences. VRT has become an important treatment  …

Virtual and augmented reality in the treatment of phantom limb pain: a literature review
J Dunn, E Yeo, P Moghaddampour, B Chau… – …, 2017 – content.iospress.com
… Virtual Reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) mirror therapy treatments have also been utilized and have the potential to … to collect all available studies concerning the use of VR and/or AR in the treatment of PLP using the search terms “virtual reality,” “augmented reality …

Smartphone applications for immersive virtual reality therapy for internet addiction and internet gaming disorder
MWB Zhang, R Ho – Technology and Health Care, 2017 – content.iospress.com
There have been rapid advances in technologies over the past decade and virtual reality technology is an area which is increasingly utilized as a healthcare intervention in many disciplines including that of Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry. In Psychiatry, most of the …

The Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Treatment of Anxiety and Other Psychiatric Disorders.
JL Maples-Keller, BE Bunnell, SJ Kim… – Harvard review of …, 2017 – europepmc.org
Virtual reality, or VR, allows users to experience a sense of presence in a computer-generated three-dimensional environment. Sensory information is delivered through a head mounted display and specialized interface devices. These devices track head movements …

Investigating relationships between PTSD symptom clusters within virtual reality exposure therapy for OEF/OIF veterans
JL Maples-Keller, M Price, S Rauch, M Gerardi… – Behavior therapy, 2017 – Elsevier
Several cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms (Foa, Keane, Friedman, & Cohen, 2008). The bulk of PTSD treatment research has relied on pre-post …

Clinical virtual reality tools to advance the prevention, assessment, and treatment of PTSD
AS Rizzo, R Shilling – European journal of psychotraumatology, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
Numerous reports indicate that the incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) military personnel has created a significant behavioural healthcare …

Brain responses to biological motion predict treatment outcome in young adults with autism receiving virtual reality social cognition training: preliminary …
YJD Yang, T Allen, SM Abdullahi, KA Pelphrey… – … research and therapy, 2017 – Elsevier
Abstract Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by remarkable heterogeneity in social, communication, and behavioral deficits, creating a major barrier in identifying effective treatments for a given individual with ASD. To facilitate precision medicine in ASD …

Using Virtual reality in the Treatment of gambling Disorder: The Development of a new Tool for cognitive Behavior Therapy
S Bouchard, G Robillard, I Giroux, C Jacques… – Frontiers in …, 2017 – frontiersin.org
Virtual reality (VR) can be used in the treatment of gambling disorder to provide emotionally charged contexts (eg, induce cravings) where patients can practise cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) techniques in the safety of the therapist’s office.. This raises practical …

Amblyopia treatment of adults with dichoptic training using the virtual reality oculus rift head mounted display: preliminary results
P Žiak, A Holm, J Hali?ka… – BMC …, 2017 – bmcophthalmol.biomedcentral.com
The gold standard treatments in amblyopia are penalizing therapies, such as patching or blurring vision with atropine that are aimed at forcing the use of the amblyopic eye. However, in the last years, new therapies are being developed and validated, such as dichoptic visual …

Trauma management therapy with virtual-reality augmented exposure therapy for combat-related PTSD: A randomized controlled trial
DC Beidel, BC Frueh, SM Neer, CA Bowers… – Journal of anxiety …, 2017 – Elsevier
Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) realistically incorporates traumatic cues into exposure therapy and holds promise in the treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a randomized controlled trial of 92 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and …

The virtues of virtual reality in exposure therapy
L Gega – The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2017 – cambridge.org
Virtual reality can be more effective and less burdensome than real-life exposure. Optimal virtual reality delivery should incorporate in situ direct dialogues with a therapist, discourage safety behaviours, allow for a mismatch between virtual and real exposure tasks, and …

Virtual reality exposure therapy in flight anxiety: a quantitative meta-analysis
RAI Cardo?, OA David, DO David – Computers in Human Behavior, 2017 – Elsevier
Background Flight anxiety and the fear-related avoidance draw serious personal and financial negative consequences. Although classical exposure techniques for flight anxiety are widely used, they involve significant limits. Efforts to develop the benefits and access to …

Application and outcomes of therapy combining transcranial direct current stimulation and virtual reality: a systematic review
T Massetti, TB Crocetta, TD Silva… – Disability and …, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
Purpose: To evaluate the methods and major outcomes of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with virtual reality (VR) therapy in randomized controlled trials. Method: A systematic review was performed following PRISMA guidelines using PubMed …

Recent progress in virtual reality exposure therapy for phobias: a systematic review
C Botella, J Fernández-Álvarez, V Guillén… – Current psychiatry …, 2017 – Springer
This review is designed to systematically examine the available evidence about virtual reality exposure therapy’s (VRET) efficacy for phobias, critically describe some of the most important challenges in the field and discuss possible directions. Evidence reveals that …

Application of head-mounted devices with eye-tracking in virtual reality therapy
OHM Lutz, C Burmeister, LF dos Santos… – Current Directions in …, 2017 – degruyter.com
Using eye-tracking to assess visual attention in head-mounted devices (HMD) opens up many possibilities for virtual reality (VR)-based therapy. Existing therapy concepts where attention plays a major role can be transferred to VR. Furthermore, they can be expanded to …

Review of Virtual Reality Treatment in Psychiatry: Evidence Versus Current Diffusion and Use
MC Mishkind, AM Norr, AC Katz, GM Reger – Current psychiatry reports, 2017 – Springer
Abstract Purpose of Review This review provides an overview of the current evidence base for and clinical applications of the use of virtual reality (VR) in psychiatric practice, in context of recent technological developments. Recent Findings The use of VR in psychiatric practice …

Neural patterns of reorganization after intensive robot-assisted virtual reality therapy and repetitive task practice in patients with chronic stroke
S Saleh, G Fluet, Q Qiu, A Merians… – Frontiers in …, 2017 – frontiersin.org
Several approaches to rehabilitation of the hand following a stroke have emerged over the last two decades. These treatments, including repetitive task practice, robotically assisted rehabilitation and virtual rehabilitation activities, produce improvements in hand function, but …

Low–cost devices used in virtual reality exposure therapy
P Bun, F Gorski, D Grajewski, R Wichniarek… – Procedia Computer …, 2017 – Elsevier
Abstract The Virtual Reality technology is nowadays dynamically developed, thanks to appearance of low-cost devices and interest by large companies related to entertainment, communication and visualization. It is especially important in medicine, as it allows a much …

Combining levodopa and virtual reality-based therapy for rehabilitation of the upper limb after acute stroke: pilot study Part II
GS Samuel, NE Oey, M Choo, H Ju… – Singapore medical …, 2017 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
METHODS This was a pilot single-blinded case series of acute stroke patients with upper extremity hemiparesis. Patients were randomised to standard care with concomitant administration of either levodopa alone (control group) or combination therapy consisting of …

Virtual reality as a promising strategy in the assessment and treatment of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: a systematic review
M de Carvalho, T Dias, M Duchesne, A Nardi… – Behavioral …, 2017 – mdpi.com
Several lines of evidence suggest that Virtual Reality (VR) has a potential utility in eating disorders. The objective of this study is to review the literature on the use of VR in bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED). Using PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items …

Virtual reality applications for the assessment and treatment of PTSD
A Rizzo, MJ Roy, A Hartholt, M Costanzo… – Handbook of Military …, 2017 – Springer
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to be a significant issue for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan combat environments. A growing literature has now evolved that supports the idea that Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) may be a useful approach …

A randomized, head-to-head study of virtual reality exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder
RN McLay, A Baird, J Webb-Murphy… – … , Behavior, and Social …, 2017 – liebertpub.com
Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is one of the few interventions supported by randomized controlled trials for the treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active duty service members. A comparative effectiveness study was conducted to …

Letter to the Editor: virtual reality in the treatment of eating and weight disorders
G Riva – Psychological medicine, 2017 – cambridge.org
I read with interest the recent paper by Freeman et al. exploring the potential of virtual reality (VR) in treating mental health issues (Freeman et al. 2017). I agree with the authors that ‘VR has the potential to transform the assessment, understanding, and treatment of mental …

Virtual reality exposure therapy for treatment of dental phobia
KR Gujjar, R Sharma, AD Jongh – Dental update, 2017 – magonlinelibrary.com
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) has gained in popularity as an effective treatment for anxiety disorders. The purpose of this article is to determine the applicability of VRET in the treatment of dental phobia of two patients. Two case examples of female dental patients …

The use of Virtual Reality Facilitates Dialectical Behavior Therapy®“Observing Sounds and Visuals” mindfulness skills training exercises for a Latino patient …
J Gomez, HG Hoffman, SL Bistricky… – Frontiers in …, 2017 – frontiersin.org
Sustaining a burn injury increases an individual’s risk of developing psychological problems such as generalized anxiety, negative emotions, depression, acute stress disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite the growing use of Dialectical Behavioral …

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder of bank employees: A case study with the virtual bank
JC Donat, ME Barbosa, GR Silva… – Contextos …, 2017 – search.proquest.com
Exposure Therapy (ET) is an established treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in which patients gradually confront trauma memories through mental imagery. Virtual Reality Exposure (VRE) is an alternative for those who have difficulties in recreating …

Virtual Reality and Exposure Group Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: Results from a 4–6 Year Follow-Up
PL Anderson, SM Edwards, JR Goodnight – Cognitive Therapy and …, 2017 – Springer
This is the first long-term follow-up study of virtual reality exposure therapy and exposure group therapy for social anxiety disorder—completed 6 years, on average, after treatment completion. Participants (N= 28) had a clinical diagnosis of social anxiety disorder that …

A pilot study to determine if the use of a virtual reality education module reduces anxiety and increases comprehension in patients receiving radiation therapy
M Marquess, SP Johnston, NL Williams… – Journal of Radiation …, 2017 – Springer
Objectives Pre-treatment patient education has been shown to decrease anxiety and enhance comprehension. Our pilot study evaluates the impact of VERT™, a virtual environment education tool, on these endpoints. Methods Twenty-two patients with prostate …

Virtual reality as an adjunct home therapy in chronic pain management: An exploratory study
B Garrett, T Taverner, P McDade – JMIR medical informatics, 2017 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Background Virtual reality (VR) therapy has been successfully used as an adjunct therapy for the management of acute pain in adults and children, and evidence of potential efficacy in other health applications is growing. However, minimal research exists on the value of VR …

Single-session Gamified Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Spider Phobia vs. Traditional Exposure Therapy: A Randomized-controlled Non-inferiority Trial with 12 …
P Carlbring – Anxiety and Depression Association of America …, 2017 – diva-portal.org
Introduction: This is the first large randomized-controlled trial to evaluate whether commercially available VR hardware and software can be used for exposure therapy. The aim of this study was to compare gold-standard One Session Therapy (OST) for reduction of …

Virtual reality exposure therapy in flight anxiety
RAI Cardo, OA David, DO David – Computers in Human Behavior, 2017 – dl.acm.org
BackgroundFlight anxiety and the fear-related avoidance draw serious personal and financial negative consequences. Although classical exposure techniques for flight anxiety are widely used, they involve significant limits. Efforts to develop the benefits and access to …

Comparison of Body Positions in Virtual Reality Mirror Box Therapy for Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain in Lower Limb Amputees
R Nielsen, B Henriksen, M Kraus, B Geng – … of the Virtual Reality …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
This paper describes the implementation of two virtual reality (VR) games based on the traditional mirror box therapy (MBT) for lower limb amputees. The games are displayed in VR using a head mounted display (HMD) and two motion controllers attached to the intact …

Designing a virtual reality exposure therapy to familiarise and desensitise to environmental stressors in airports
M Poyade, G Morris, I Taylor, V Portela… – Proc. Conf. EuroVR …, 2017 – radar.gsa.ac.uk
… However, these are often not enough to increase individual’s confidence and ability to lead a more independent life as they do not contribute effectively to desensitise to environment stressors. Thus, there is a need for a more “out-of-the-box” approach. Gradual exposure therapy has been …

DJINNI: A novel technology supported exposure therapy paradigm for SAD combining virtual reality and augmented reality
M Ben-Moussa, M Rubo, C Debracque… – Frontiers in …, 2017 – frontiersin.org
The present paper explores the benefits and the capabilities of various emerging state-of-the-art interactive 3D and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and investigates how these technologies can be exploited to develop a more effective technology supported exposure …

Virtual Healing: Militarizing the Psyche in Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
S Crawford-Holland – Television & New Media, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
This article analyzes the use of virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) to treat combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. In this therapeutic practice, patients wear a head-mounted virtual reality display and enter a simulation designed to incarnate their triggering …

Supporting phobia treatment with virtual reality: systematic desensitization using oculus rift
JP Monge, G López, LA Guerrero – … in Human Factors and Ergonomics in …, 2017 – Springer
An irrational fear is called a phobia. Cognitive therapy teaches patients how to respond to triggering stimuli, by relaxing their mind and entering a state of reduced anxiety. Some of these methods depend on patient’s imagination, since putting them in the situation or the …

Trend and Future of Virtual Reality for Addiction Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
NF Amista, JJ Kim, N Kim – ?????????? ???, 2017 – dbpia.co.kr

Virtual reality jogging as a novel exposure paradigm for the acute urge to be physically active in patients with eating disorders: Implications for treatment
G Paslakis, V Fauck, K Röder, E Rauh… – … Journal of Eating …, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
The acute urge to be physically active is a relevant clinical phenomenon in patients suffering from eating disorders. In this study with n= 20 female patients with anorexia nervosa and n= 10 female patients with bulimia nervosa, a virtual reality (VR) jogging paradigm was applied …

Improving balance through virtual reality and physical therapy integration
BJS Esguerra, K Johnson – International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2017 – scirp.org
Background and Purpose: Virtual reality (VR) is an innovative technology that shows promise in the assistance of physical therapy (PT). This case report explores the use of virtual reality with a patient suffering from unilateral vestibular hypofunction (UVH). Case …

Diaphragmatic breathing during virtual reality exposure therapy for aviophobia: functional coping strategy or avoidance behavior? a pilot study
Y Shiban, J Diemer, J Müller… – BMC …, 2017 – bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com
Although there is solid evidence for the efficacy of in vivo and virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy for a specific phobia, there is a significant debate over whether techniques promoting distraction or relaxation have impairing or enhancing effects on treatment  …

… level treatment approaches for treatment-resistant adults with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: assessing the benefits of virtual reality cue exposure therapy
M Ferrer?García, J Gutiérrez?Maldonado… – European Eating …, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
A question that arises from the literature on therapy is whether second?level treatment is effective for patients with recurrent binge eating who fail first?level treatment. It has been shown that subjects who do not stop binge eating after an initial structured cognitive …

Recent Advances in Virtual Reality Therapy
M Powers, P Carlbring – … of America Conference, San Francisco, USA …, 2017 – diva-portal.org
This session will present recent advances in virtual reality therapy for mental disorders. Many of these advances are a result of a boom in personal consumer electronics. We will discuss both stationary (Virtually Better, Oculus Rift) and mobile (Samsung Gear) systems …

APTA Responds to’Stroke Patients Get Boost From Virtual Reality Therapy’
K Gardner – Letters to the Editor, 2017 – apta.org
In response to the article,” Stroke patients get boost from virtual reality therapy” by Rachael Rettner, I must take exception to Ms. Rettner’s statement,” Patients were more likely to improve their arm strength if they played virtual reality games than if they received standard …

Effects of Virtual Reality Therapy on Balance Function and ADL in Hemiplegic Patients
MJ Lee, S Gyeongsan, HM Koo, S Busan… – Jour of Adv Research in …, 2017 – jardcs.org
To identify the effectiveness of virtual reality balance exercise program to improve balance function and daily activities of stroke patients. Thirty patients with stroke-induced hemiplegia were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups, with 15 patients in each …

Immersive virtual reality therapy with myoelectric control for treatment-resistant phantom limb pain: Case report
B Chau, I Phelan, P Ta, S Humbert… – Innovations in clinical …, 2017 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Objective: Phantom limb pain is a condition frequently experienced after amputation. One treatment for phantom limb pain is traditional mirror therapy, yet some patients do not respond to this intervention, and immersive virtual reality mirror therapy offers some potential …

Virtual Reality Therapy Implementation for Zoophobia
AA Suárez, S Disdier, R Cruz, M Goenaga, PR Gurabo – laccei.org
Approximately 19.2 million adult Americans suffer from specific phobias, an irrational fear of a particular entity or event. Among the most common of phobias lies the fear of animals, normally called Zoophobia. Usually, when a person with Zoophobia is exposed to or even …

Virtual Reality Treatments for Specific Phobias: A Review
SROYR KAVITHA – 2017 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Virtual reality is becoming one of the seamless technology which can be used to treat several psychological problems such as anxiety disorders. With the advancement of technology virtual reality is becoming available to ordinary practitioners to carry out non …

Therapy and Assessment in Embodied Virtual Reality: Accessible realism for exercising cognitive functions
Z Lyons, L Watts – … , research and practice: the new world …, 2017 – researchportal.bath.ac.uk
The practice and observation of daily living activities in real world settings is fundamental in the achievement of long-term rehabilitation objectives. Numerous factors may prevent clinicians from taking service users out into the community, frustrating attempts to perform …

The use of virtual reality in psychosis research and treatment
L Valmaggia – World Psychiatry, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest and an increase in the popularity of virtual reality, the aim of which is to generate a virtual world that feels immersive and realistic. The user wears a head mounted display, and computer generated images and sounds are …

Efficacy and safety of transcranial direct current stimulation associated to Virtual Reality and toAerobic Exercises program on the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia
M Herrera, J Monells, L Miralles… – Brain Stimulation: Basic …, 2017 – brainstimjrnl.com
Background & Objective: Freezing of gait (FOG) is frustrating problem in Parkinson’s disease (PD). There is no effective treatment. The aim of study is to find brain stimulation areas showing more effective response. Methods: Twelve patients with PD were participated. All of them had …

Virtual Reality Therapy: motor coordination and balance analysis in children and teenagers with Down syndrome
JRG Reis, CM Neiva, DM Pessoa Filho… – European Journal of …, 2017 – eurjhm.com
Introduction: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of Virtual Reality Therapy on motor coordination and balance of children and adolescents with Down Syndrome. Material and Methods: It is an analytical, prospective and quantitative study. This study included 12 …

Virtual reality therapy in the care management of anxiety disorders
F Levy, G Rautureau, R Jouvent – L’Information Psychiatrique, 2017 – jle.com
Virtual reality involves the creation of an interactive three dimensional virtual word in which the user can navigate. This technology is proposed for anxiety disorders as an alternative to the in vivo and imaginal exposure provided in cognitive behavioral therapy-the gold …

Effect of Virtual Reality Distraction on Pain Perception during Dental Treatment in Children
A Panda – Children, 2017 – ijocrweb.com
Introduction: Behavior and pain management is crucial for success of a pediatric dental procedure. Distraction is the most commonly applied technique in this regard. This study was done to determine the effect of virtual reality (VR) distraction on pain perception during …

Virtual reality treatment for complicated mild traumatic brain injury: A case study
AM Lambert, EH Sinitski… – … ICVR), 2017 International …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Individuals with complex injuries often require innovative treatment techniques, such as virtual reality, to address rehabilitation goals. A Canadian Armed Forces member diagnosed with a complicated mild traumatic brain injury completed 10 virtual reality sessions over 15 …

Virtual Reality as a Support Tool for the Treatment of Flying Phobia: A Pilot Study
R Braga, L Camello, V Costa, A Raposo… – … 19th Symposium on …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Fear of flying is a real problem that affects the world’s population. Approximately 25% of adults experience a significant increase in their anxiety levels when required to take any type of air transport and 10% of them avoid the situation. The approach that has proven to be …

The Emergent Role of Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disease
Y Benyoucef, P Lesport, A Chassagneux – Frontiers in neuroscience, 2017 – frontiersin.org
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VR versus Phobias: An exploration of Virtual Reality in exposure therapy
K Pouliadou – 2017 – diva-portal.org
Interest in Virtual Reality (VR) is growing fast. Tech companies are now starting to identify its most relevant application that will make it desireable. The use of VR in healthcare and mental health, has been proven through clinical research. Moreover, patient support …

Virtual Reality and Occupational Therapy
OT Aran, S ?ahin, B Torpil, T Demirok… – Occupational Therapy …, 2017 – intechopen.com
Virtual reality is three dimensional, interactive and fun way in rehabilitation. Its first known use in rehabilitation published by Max North named as “Virtual Environments and Psychological Disorders”(1994). Virtual reality uses special programmed computers, visual …

Therapist-led and at-home one-session Virtual Reality exposure therapy for public speaking anxiety using consumer hardware and software, with online maintenance …
P Lindner, A Miloff, S Fagernäs, J Andersen… – 9th Swedish Congress …, 2017 – diva-portal.org
Methods: N= 50 adult participants from the general public with clinically significant PSA were recruited and randomized to either therapist-led one-session treatment followed by online maintenance promoting in-vivo exposure, or waiting-list. The three-hour exposure session …

Moderating effects of presence and adherence in internetbased CBT with virtual reality exposure therapy for public speaking anxiety
S Fagernäs, P Lindner, A Miloff, J Andersen… – 9th Swedish Congress …, 2017 – diva-portal.org
Methods: N= 25 adult participants from the general public with clinically significant PSA were recruited to a wait-list to another study. After five weeks on waitlist, they started the treatment with a self-guided in virtuo exposure session followed by a four week online maintenance …

Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults using virtual reality through a mindfulness programme
JF Serra-Pla, M Pozuelo, V Richarte… – Revista de …, 2017 – europepmc.org
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder, which presents a high comorbidity with anxiety and affective signs and symptoms. It has repercussions on the functioning of those suffering from it, who also have low therapy  …

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety of Software Engineers Using Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
MD Nazligul, M Yilmaz, U Gulec, MA Gozcu… – … Conference on Software …, 2017 – Springer
Public speaking anxiety is a type of social phobia, which might be commonly seen in novice software engineers. It is usually triggered by a fear of social performance especially when the performer is unfamiliar with the audience. Today, many software engineering activities …

Augmented And Virtual Reality In The Treatment Of Pelvic Floor Disorders
L JÄGER, B SCHULTE-FREI – … of International Research in Medical and …, 2017 – ikpress.org
Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is the only conservative, high-level evidenced treatment option, encountering urinary incontinence. However, treatment adherence is low and effectivity is highly dependent on patientsadherence. Therefore, adjunct treatment options …

Virtual reality therapy using the Leap Motion Controller for post-stroke upper limb rehabilitation
NM Soares, GM Pereira… – Scientia … – revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br
AIMS: To evaluate the applicability of a virtual reality-based motion sensor for post-stroke upper limb rehabilitation. CASES DESCRIPTION: Three post-stroke patients were subjected to virtual reality training for rehabilitation of their upper limbs using the Leap Motion …

Multi-Modal virtual-reality based treatment for members with combat related posttraumatic stress disorder: Canadian Armed Forces pilot study
CR Jetly, LCC Meakin, EH Sinitski… – Virtual Rehabilitation …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Some individuals with chronic combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder do not benefit from standard psychotherapies and often drop out of treatment. Innovative treatment techniques, such as virtual-reality, may be useful to help address treatment goals by …

The efficacy of internet-based virtual reality exposure therapy for public speaking anxiety: A randomized controlled trial
P Carlbring, P Lindner, A Miloff, S Fagernäs… – … Cognitive Therapies …, 2017 – diva-portal.org
Fear of public speaking is common and for some individuals this interferes significantly with the person’s life and causes marked distress. We wanted to test a newly developed virtual reality assisted 1-session in-person treatment (3 hours). The therapist guided session …

Goal-oriented feedback on motor behavior in virtual reality based stroke therapy: A case study using the rehabilitation gaming system
S Marwecki, BR Ballester, E Duarte, PFMJ Verschure – researchgate.net
Aims: We address the role of short-term goals in virtual reality (VR) applications for motor relearning, which benefit stroke therapy. Methods: We let stroke patients as well as healthy participants perform reaching tasks in a VR environment for motor rehabilitation, the so …

Neurocognitive Treatment Using Virtual Reality
KN Ferro, TM Moraes, AL Zaninotto… – Journal of …, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
We read with great interest the recent study by White and Moussavi 1 published in the Journal of Experimental Neuroscience. The authors used virtual reality navigation (VRN) to increase cognitive reserve in a patient with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at the onset to …

A Rehabilitation Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Virtual Reality
T Manju, S Padmavathi, D Tamilselvi – International Conference on …, 2017 – Springer
Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that simulates 3D image or environment which allows user to interact with a real or virtual environment. Using VR we can artificially create sensory experience such as sight, touch, hearing, and smell. The immersive environment can be like …

A virtual reality serious game platform to support treatment of phobia patients.
? ??????????, I Kornarakis – 2017 – apothesis.lib.teicrete.gr
Phobias are an Anxiety Disorder with a significant percentage of the general population suffering from them. In recent years, Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy has emerged, that aids in the treatment of phobias using audiovisual virtual reality content. The aim of this …

Integration of a Heart Rate Monitoring System in a Virtual Reality Relaxation Therapy for Supporting an Immersion Level Measuring Technique
I Mahalil, ME Rusli, AM Yusof – Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 2017 – indjst.org
Objectives: The aim of this research is to study the reliability of a heart rate levels monitoring system used in a virtual reality stress therapy. This integrated heart rate monitoring system can be used for measuring the therapy’s effectiveness. This reliable method provides a real …

News Feature: Virtual reality therapy set for a real renaissance
MM Waldrop – Proceedings of the National Academy of …, 2017 – National Acad Sciences
A war veteran fits a virtual-reality headset over his eyes then lowers a pair of noise-cancelling headphones over his ears. After a moment of near-silent darkness, he finds himself bathed in harsh sunlight, standing on a rocky outcrop in Afghanistan. He turns to the …

Application of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy on Management of Astraphobia: A Single Case Study
B Kar, P Pattnaik, J Mahapatra – 2017 – ijip.in
Background: The abnormal fear of thunder and lightning termed as astraphobia (ICD-10: F40. 2) is a type of specific phobia in which an individual reflects fearful behaviour as well as physical symptoms with an underlying psychological conflict. Virtual reality exposure therapy  …

Integrating and monitoring hand burn rehabilitative treatment using Virtual Reality.
M Pusineri, S Monteleone, EB De, A Lanzi… – Giornale italiano di …, 2017 – europepmc.org
Hand burn is not a common condition in the clinical practice and needs a long and laboured rehabilitative treatment to restore the lost function. This case report illustrates the achievable improvements in mobility and function by using innovative inertial systems for occupational …

Comparison of Movements in Virtual Reality Mirror Box Therapy for Treatment of Lower Limb Phantom Pain
RN Nielsen, B Henriksen – 2017 – projekter.aau.dk
Summary Context: Using Mirror Box Therapy (MBT) for treatment of Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) can reduce pain for some patients. The MBT has some limitations, such as: limited view through the mirror and the patient using it has to sit still to make the treatment work …

Virtual Reality System for the Treatment of Acrophobia
REM de Oliveira, JC de Oliveira – Virtual and Augmented …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Virtual Reality (VR) is increasingly being used as a therapeutic solution for different phobias. In this paper we describe a system that applies VR in Exposure Therapy to treat Acrophobia. Users are exposed to two Virtual Environments, which have features to reproduce different …

Wearable sensors as feedback method in virtual reality anti-stress therapy
S Skulimowski, M Badurowicz – Electromagnetic Devices and …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
The authors concept is based on the idea that mental health therapies which are already performed in the virtual reality, can be enhanced using wearable devices measuring body reactions, adding a completely new set of data for the therapeutic software. Those data, like …

The use of virtual reality as a treatment medium for autonomic dysfunction across three diagnostic groups: Case studies
J Holly, C Bridgewater… – Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Three patient case studies, will illustrate novel techniques for using virtual reality technology to treat patients with complex rehabilitation needs. The patients were respectively diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), persistent pain with post-concussion …

Drop the beat: virtual reality based mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder—a pilot study
E Seol, S Min, S Seo, S Jung, Y Lee, J Lee… – … on Virtual Reality …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
In this paper, we present a virtual reality based content/system called the” Drop the beat” designed to help the mindfulness and train one to overcome panic disorder. The two main elements of the proposed system are the (1) use of 360-degree video for presenting the …

Vision training; Comparing a novel virtual reality game of snakes with a conventional clinical therapy
MY Boon, L Asper, N Jiao… – Life Sciences Conference …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Background: Vergence eye movements are the disconjugate movements of the two eyes, needed to accuratelypoint’the eyes at an object of interest. Convergence insufficiency is the reduced ability to elicit and maintain the eyes in the accurate convergence position, and it …

Virtual reality-based software for the treatment of fibromyalgia: a case study
F Vilalta-Abella, M Ferrer-Garcia… – ANNUAL …, 2017 – opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de
The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy and acceptance of virtual reality-based software for pain reduction (VirtualPain) in a 53-year-old female with fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic pain syndrome. Treatment consisted of four 60-minute sessions. Each session …

Use of Tethered Virtual Reality Headsets in Exposure Therapy for Agoraphobia and Social Phobia
BM Choo, AM Talicol, EJ Panganiban, ECJ Ong – ceur-ws.org
People with social phobia are characterized by a fear of being scrutinized, while people with agoraphobia have a fear of situations where escape may be difficult such as being in a crowded area. One way to support them is with the use of virtual reality technologies. Virtual  …

Rehabilitation By Mirror Therapy Through Virtual Reality In Symbiosis With A Robotic Device
G Séchaud, A Fauquex, Y Charrotton – he-arc.ch
Traditional mirror therapy consists in visualizing the reflect of a healthy limb in a mirror to give the impression to the brain that paretic limb is moving. The therapy primary purpose is to stimulate the patient’s brain. In this procedure, mirror neurons, discovered by neurologist …

Binocular treatment of amblyopia based on virtual reality
YC Díaz Nuñez, D Núñez… – Revista Cubana de …, 2017 – medigraphic.com
Although predominant amblyopia treatments are monocular, they have poor compliance and low effectiveness in re-establishing binocular combination. There are many evidences supporting the idea that amblyopia is essentially a binocular problem and its suppression …

Virtual reality based vision therapy-For stroke patients with homonymous visual field deficits.
M Ishoel, IM Kanstad – 2017 – brage.bibsys.no
Background Homonymous visual field deficits is a condition where parts of the patient s vision are lost. This condition results in a reduced field of view, which can lead to significant problems, such as reduced literacy, mobility, and challenges with activities of daily living …

Two-phases innovative treatment for anorexia nervosa: The potential of virtual reality body-swap
S Serino, A Chirico, E Pedroli, N Polli… – ANNUAL REVIEW OF …, 2017 – pure.uvt.nl
It is known that experiencing body as one’s own depend on the integration of different bodily signals (ie, proprioceptive, tactile, visual, vestibular inputs). In the current study, a group of female participants suffering from Anorexia Nervosa (N= 23) viewed within a first-person …

Development of Virtual Reality Distraction Therapy for Military Combat Casualties: Usability study of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Input Devices for navigating …
C Small, R Stone, C Bullock, C Qian, V Shingari… – researchgate.net
Background Pain management has been a particular challenge for combat casualties repatriated to the UK with complex, life-changing injuries, particularly during ward-based wound care and dressing changes. Despite the Military Acute Pain Service providing multi …

The effectiveness of Virtual Reality for pre-treatment of children in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
A Zamri, T Taffazani – 2017 – ir.canterbury.ac.nz
The purpose of this research is to explore the potential of using Virtual Reality (VR) to reduce anxiety among children aged 4-6 while undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans. To achieve this, VR was compared to play therapy, which is the current …

Stress treatment through virtual reality
N Alamar Porter – 2017 – repositori.uji.es
This technical report presents the design and implementation details involved in the development of an interactive environment using the Unity3D game engine. The main objective of this project is to decrease the user’s stress level. To achieve this objective the …

Immersive Virtual Reality System for Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain (PLP)
MC Rodriguez, B Aruanno… – ASME 2017 …, 2017 – … .asmedigitalcollection.asme.org
abstract This paper presents an immersive virtual reality system (IVRS) that has been designed for unilateral amputees in order to reduce the phantom limb pain (PLP). The patient’s healthy limb is tracked by using a motion sensor. Data of the limb in motion are …

Assessing Functional Impairment in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia Using the Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT): A …
A Goldring, JP Lindenmayer, A Khan… – Schizophrenia …, 2017 – academic.oup.com
Background: Assessment of functional capacity is vital in establishing an understanding of real world functioning in patients with cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. Most available tests of functional capacity are paper and pencil tests, or are not fully computerized. The …

A Virtual Reality System for Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain using Game Training and Tactile Feedback
B Henriksen, R Nielsen, M Kraus, B Geng – … of the Virtual Reality …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
Abstract Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) affects many amputees and many conventional treatment methods have been proven unreliable. This paper describes the implementation of a PLP treatment system for upper-limb amputees, using Virtual Reality (VR) to create an illusion …

Virtual Reality and Game Mechanics in Generalized Social Phobia Treatment
KJ Niechwiadowicz – 2017 – essay.utwente.nl
Psychiatric disorders are becoming a serious health challenge. Anxiety disorders are the most common-in 2011, 10.1 million people in EU were suffering from social anxiety. The treatment of social phobia can be quite costly and also complicated, given the necessity to …

The effects of haptic-virtual reality game therapy on brain-motor coordination for children with hemiplegia: A pilot study
M Elsaeh, P Pudlo, M Djemai, M Bouri… – Virtual Rehabilitation …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Children with hemiplegia have movements’ difficulties especially in their upper limbs, these difficulties occur due to the loss of the communication between the brain and the affected side of the body. In this study, visual, audio, and tactile stimulation were provided to the …

Effect Of Virtual Reality Versus Traditional Physical Therapy On Functional Balance In Children With Down Syndrome: A …
MAA Ghafar, OR Abdelraouf – Int J Physiother Res, 2017 – researchgate.net
Background: Children with Down syndrome (DS) have difficulties with equilibrium, balance, and protective responses leading to delay in postural control and locomotion. Improvement in balance can produce greater stability while performing activities of daily living or work …

Human-Avatar Symbiosis for the Treatment of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Schizophrenia through Virtual/Augmented Reality and Brain-Computer …
A Fernández-Caballero, E Navarro… – Frontiers in …, 2017 – frontiersin.org
… Therefore, any perspective for the development of new treatments for AVH should face two issues: creation of social … First, our outlook is based on previous studies that promote the use of virtual reality (VR) to create controlled social environments to carry out the treatment …

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