Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation in Healthcare
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1778
The world’s population is growing up every year, and the development of technologies for the assessment and treatment of persons with disabilities needs to constantly evolve, providing improvements in autonomy and quality of life. Thus, an important assistive technology intervention that has been growing to provide better physical and/or cognitive functions for people with disabilities is the use of virtual reality. Virtual reality uses interactive simulations created with computer hardware and software to present users with opportunities to perform activities in virtual environments with life-like objects and events. Moreover, with the new metaverse, possibilities for rehabilitation (using virtual reality as a support technology) and the development of technologies for both the assessment and treatment of persons with disabilities have the potential to either adapt to or target underlying sensorimotor dysfunction and improve body structure, activities, and participation. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of the knowledge on the links between virtual reality and rehabilitation. New research papers, reviews, case reports, and conference papers are welcome to this Special Issue. Papers dealing with new approaches to rehabilitation using the metaverse with immersive or non-immersive virtual reality are also welcome. Other manuscript types accepted include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro
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- virtual reality
- metaverse for rehabilitation
- rehabilitation technology
- active-video gaming
- virtual reality exposure therapy
- technology in healthcare
- augmented reality for rehabilitation
- mirror world for rehabilitation
- virtual world for rehabilitation