NextMed MMVR20 Conference

Virtual reality scene: tea party at the March Hare’s cottage used in the rehab therapy application. - D .Tsoupikova, EVL

Participants: Daria Tsoupikova, School of Art & Design University of Illinois at Chicago

San Diego, CA

EVL associate professor, Daria Tsoupikova presents her collaborative research at the 2013 NextMed NMVR20 Conference in San Diego, CA. Tsoupikova’s presentation describes a Virtual Reality (VR) system designed for hand rehabilitation therapy following stroke. The system, developed by an interdisciplinary team of engineers, art therapists, occupational therapists, and VR artist was designed to improve patient’s motivation and engagement during post stroke rehabilitation. The presentation describes system design, development, and user testing for efficiency, subject’s satisfaction and clinical feasibility. Initial results are outlined. Early user study results demonstrate the system is operational and can facilitate therapy for post stroke patients with upper extremity impairment.

The “Medicine Meets Virtual Reality” conference, NextMed / MMVR has served as a forum for researchers harnessing IT advances for the benefit of patient diagnosis and care, medical education, and procedural training since 1992. Over the years, its curriculum expanded well beyond virtual reality. The conference now presents a wide spectrum of innovation and examines emerging technologies - and envision future directions for the field.


Date: February 20, 2013 - February 23, 2013

Document: Virtual Reality Environment Assisting Post Stroke Hand Rehabilitation

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