Journal article

Co-located (multi-user) virtual rehabilitation of acquired brain injury: feasibility of the Resonance system for upper-limb training

Jeffrey M Rogers, Nick Mumford, Karen Caeyenberghs, Hannah Richards, Nienke Nuijen, Bert Steenbergen, Gavin Williams, David HK Shum, Jonathan Duckworth, Natalie Amos, Peter H Wilson

Virtual Reality | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Upper-limb virtual rehabilitation (VR) in adult acquired brain injury (ABI) is based largely on systems administered on a one-to-one basis. Multi-user interaction between co-located participants may offer advantages over single-user methods. The present study examined the feasibility of deploying a co-located VR system (Resonance) in a clinical setting. Following a baselining period, 5 patients with ABI completed 12 Resonance sessions over 4–6 weeks. Feasibility criteria included recruitment, intervention delivery, attrition, user experience, and suitability of outcome measures. Individual participant motor proficiency (box and blocks task) was examined using a time-series analysis with reli..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was made possible through the following: an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP110200802); a Synapse Grant through the Australia Council for the Arts; and an ACURF Program Grant from the Australian Catholic University.