Volume 9 Issue 2 (2017)
Journal of Alternative Medicine Research


Editor-in-Chief: Joav Merrick (Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel)
ISSN: 1939-5868
Journal Frequency: Quarterly
Print Format: 8.5″ x 11″, double column, softcover

ISBN: N/A Categories: ,

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Virtual reality technologies for rehabilitation

Edited by Paul M Sharkey, Rachel McCrindle, and Joav Merrick


Recent advances in the use of virtual reality technologies for rehabilitation
Paul Sharkey, Rachel McCrindle, and Joav Merrick


A participatory design framework for the gamification of rehabilitation systems
Darryl Charles and Suzanne McDonough

Evidence-based facial design of an interactive virtual advocate
Wendy Powell, Tom A Garner, Daniel Tonks, and Thomas Lee

Reflections and early evidence of the importance of presence for three types of feedback in virtual motor rehabilitation
Thomas Schüler, Luara Ferreira dos Santos, and Simon Hoermann

Challenges in developing new technologies for special needs education: A force-field analysis
Patrice L (Tamar) Weiss, Susan VG Cobb, Massimo Zancanaro, Nirit Bauminger-Zviely, Sigal Eden, Eynat Gal, and Sarah J Parsons

Grid-pattern indicating interface for ambient assisted living
Zeeshan Asghar, Goshiro Yamamoto, Yuki Uranishi, Christian Sandor, Tomohiro Kuroda, Petri Pulli, and Hirokazu Kato

Realistic and adaptive cognitive training using virtual characters
Daniel Sjölie


Conducting focus groups in Second Life® on health-related topics
Alice B Krueger, Patrice Colletti, Hillary R Bogner, Frances K Barg and Margaret Grace Stineman

Self-management intervention for amputees in a virtual world environment
Sandra L Winkler, Robin Cooper, Kurt Kraiger, Ann Ludwig, Alice Krueger, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Ashley Fisher, John Kairalla, Scott Elliott, Sarah Wilson, and Alberto Esquenazi

Video-based quantification of patient’s compliance during post-stroke virtual reality rehabilitation
Matjaž Divjak, Simon Zelič, and Aleš Holobar

Putting immersive therapies into PRAXIS: Towards holistic wellbeing multisensory meditation environments
Henry J Moller, Lee Saynor, Harjot Bal, Kunal Sudan, and Lee Jones

Assessment of motor function in hemiplegic patients using a virtual cycling wheelchair
Remi Ishikawa, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Makoto Yoshizawa, Kazunori Seki, and Yasunobu Handa

Low-cost active video game console development for dynamic postural control training
Annie Pouliot-Laforte, Édouard Auvinet, Martin Lemay, and Laurent Ballaz

Improved mobility and reduced fall risk in older adults after five weeks of virtual reality training
Shirley R Shema, Pablo Bezalel, Ziv Sberlo, Orly Wachsler Yannai, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, and Anat Mirelman

The potentiality of virtual reality for the evaluation of spatial abilities: The mental spatial reference frame test
Silvia Serino, Francesca Morganti, Pietro Cipresso, Erika Emma Ruth Magni, and Giuseppe Riva

Virtual spatial navigation tests based on animal research: Spatial cognition deficit in first episodes of schizophrenia
Iveta Fajnerová, Kamil Vlček, Cyril Brom, Karolína Dvorská, David Levčík, Lucie Konrádová, Pavol Mikoláš, Martina Ungrmanová, Michal Bída, Karel Blahna, Filip Španiel, Aleš Stuchlík, Jiří Horáček, and Mabel Rodriguez

Enhancing brain activity by controlling virtual objects with the eye
Cristián Modroño, Julio Plata, Estefanía Hernández, Iván Galván, Sofía García, Fernando Zelaya, Francisco Marcano, Óscar Casanova, Gorka Navarrete, Manuel Mas, and José Luis González-Mora

Colour-check in stroke-rehabilitation games
Veronika Szücs, Cecília Sik Lanyi, Ferenc Szabo, and Peter Csuti

Perception of multi-varied sound patterns of sonified representations of complex systems by people who are blind
Orly Lahav, Jihad Kittany, Sharona Tal Levy, and Miriam Furst

Outdoor navigation system for visually impaired persons
Babar Chaudary, Petri Pulli, and Iikka Paajala

Exploring haptic feedback for robot-to-human communication
Ayan Ghosh, Jacques Penders, Peter Jones, Heath Reed, and Alessandro Sorranzo

Raised-dot slippage perception on a fingerpad using an active wheel device
Yoshihiko Nomura and Hirotsugu Kato

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