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Virtual rehabilitation: what are the practical barriers for home-based research?

Threapleton, Kate; Drummond, Avril E.R.; Standen, Penny

Authors

Kate Threapleton

AVRIL DRUMMOND avril.drummond@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Healthcare Research

Penny Standen p.standen@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Virtual reality technologies are becoming increasingly accessible and affordable to deliver, and consequently the interest in applying virtual reality within rehabilitation is growing. This has resulted in the emergence of research exploring the utility of virtual reality and interactive video gaming interventions for home use by patients. The aim of this paper is to highlight the practical factors and difficulties that may be encountered in research in this area, and to make recommendations for addressing these. Whilst this paper focuses on examples drawn mainly from stroke rehabilitation research, many of the issues raised are relevant to other conditions where virtual reality approaches have the potential to be applied to home-based rehabilitation.

Citation

Threapleton, K., Drummond, A. E., & Standen, P. (2016). Virtual rehabilitation: what are the practical barriers for home-based research?. Digital Health, 2, https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207616641302

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 22, 2016
Publication Date Nov 1, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 14, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 14, 2017
Journal Digital Health
Electronic ISSN 2055-2076
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207616641302
Keywords Home-based, rehabilitation, virtual reality, gaming technology, interactive video gaming, commercial gaming, virtual rehabilitation
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41270
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2055207616641302
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0





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