Towards Continuous Patient Care with Remote Guided VR-Therapy

Julian Kreimeier, Hannah Schieber, Noah Lewis, Max Smietana, Juliane Reithmeier, Vlad Cnejevici, Prathik Prasad, Abdallah Eid, Maximilian Maier, Daniel Roth

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Abstract

The biomechanically complex hand is crucial to a person's daily life and enables grasping, manipulating objects, and many more tasks. Impairments have a strong impact on a person's independence, quality of life, and overall well-being. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role after surgical interventions. Given the shortage of personnel and therapy session availability, enabling support and monitoring during the absence of the physiotherapist is a key future direction of medical care. Virtual reality (VR) has been shown to be able to support the rehabilitation of hand motor function. However, an individualized and motivating rehabilitation process is crucial to support the affected person until full recovery of the hand function. To address this, we present a prototype of a VR rehabilitation system that allows for the medical expert to a) control exercise planning and to b) receive a detailed report on the patients success. Our rehabilitation assistant is based on a gamified approach that targets the execution of crucial gestures for exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2024 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2024
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages959-960
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9798350374490
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes
Event2024 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2024 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 16 Mar 202421 Mar 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2024 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2024

Conference

Conference2024 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period16/03/2421/03/24

Keywords

  • Human computer interaction (HCI)
  • Human-centered computing
  • Interaction paradigms
  • Virtual reality

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