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Studies on

immersive virtual reality

Immersive virtual reality is a recent advanced technology. However, many studies have already been carried out on its use in different fields, including rehabilitation. Find a selection of studies below.

Studies on the link between virtual reality and pain

  • Spiegel, B., Fuller, G., Lopez, M., Dupuy, T., Noah, B., Howard, A., ... & Danovitch, I. (2019). Virtual reality for management of pain in hospitalized patients: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial. PloS one, 14 (8), e0219115.

  • Wiederhold, BK, Gao, K., Sulea, C., & Wiederhold, MD (2014). Virtual reality as a technical distraction in chronic pain patients. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17 (6), 346-352.

  • Pourmand, A., Davis, S., Marchak, A., Whiteside, T., & Sikka, N. (2018). Virtual reality as a clinical tool for pain management. Current pain and headache reports, 22 (8), 1-6.

  • Jones, T., Moore, T., & Choo, J. (2016). The impact of virtual reality on chronic pain. PloS one, 11 (12), e0167523.

  • Tashjian, VC, Mosadeghi, S., Howard, AR, Lopez, M., Dupuy, T., Reid, M., ... & Spiegel, B. (2017). Virtual reality for management of pain in hospitalized patients: results of a controlled trial. JMIR mental health, 4 (1), e7387.

  • Garrett, B., Taverner, T., Masinde, W., Gromala, D., Shaw, C., & Negraeff, M. (2014). A rapid evidence assessment of immersive virtual reality as an adjunct therapy in acute pain management in clinical practice. The Clinical journal of pain, 30 (12), 1089-1098.

  • Li, A., Montaño, Z., Chen, VJ, & Gold, JI (2011). Virtual reality and pain management: current trends and future directions. Pain management, 1 (2), 147-157.

  • Fowler, CA, Ballistrea, LM, Mazzone, KE, Martin, AM, Kaplan, H., Kip, KE, ... & Winkler, SL (2019). Virtual reality as a therapy adjunct for fear of movement in veterans with chronic pain: single-arm feasibility study. JMIR formative research, 3 (4), e11266.

Studies on the link between virtual reality and neurological rehabilitation

  • Dascal, J., Reid, M., Ishak, WW, Spiegel, B., Recacho, J., Rosen, B., & Danovitch, I. (2017). Virtual reality and medical inpatients: a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials. Innovations in clinical neuroscience, 14 (1-2), 14.

  • Ahn, S., & Hwang, S. (2019). Virtual rehabilitation of upper extremity function and independence for stoke: a meta-analysis. Journal of exercise rehabilitation, 15 (3), 358.

  • Clark, WE, Sivan, M., & O'Connor, RJ (2019). Evaluating the use of robotic and virtual reality rehabilitation technologies to improve function in stroke survivors: A narrative review. Journal of rehabilitation and assistive technologies engineering, 6, 2055668319863557.

  • Laver, KE, Lange, B., George, S., Deutsch, JE, Saposnik, G., & Crotty, M. (2017). Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation. Cochrane database of systematic reviews, (11).

  • Triegaardt, J., Han, TS, Sada, C., Sharma, S., & Sharma, P. (2020). The role of virtual reality on outcomes in rehabilitation of Parkinson's disease: meta-analysis and systematic review in 1031 participants. Neurological Sciences, 41 (3), 529-536.

  • Liao, YY, Tseng, HY, Lin, YJ, Wang, CJ, & Hsu, WC (2019). Using virtual reality-based training to improve cognitive function, instrumental activities of daily living and neural efficiency in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine, 56 (1), 47-57.

  • Manuli, A., Maggio, MG, Latella, D., Cannavò, A., Balletta, T., De Luca, R., ... & Calabrò, RS (2020). Can robotic gait rehabilitation plus Virtual Reality affect cognitive and behavioral outcomes in patients with chronic stroke? A randomized controlled trial involving three different protocols. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29 (8), 104994.

  • Hassett, L., van den Berg, M., Lindley, RI, Crotty, M., McCluskey, A., van der Ploeg, HP, ... & Sherrington, C. (2020). Digitally enabled aged care and neurological rehabilitation to enhance outcomes with Activity and MObility UsiNg Technology (AMOUNT) in Australia: A randomized controlled trial. PLoS medicine, 17 (2), e1003029.

  • Teo, WP, Muthalib, M., Yamin, S., Hendy, AM, Bramstedt, K., Kotsopoulos, E., ... & Ayaz, H. (2016). Does a combination of virtual reality, neuromodulation and neuroimaging provide a comprehensive platform for neurorehabilitation? –A narrative review of the literature. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 10, 284.

Studies on the link between virtual reality and upper limb rehabilitation 

  • Ahn, S., & Hwang, S. (2019). Virtual rehabilitation of upper extremity function and independence for stoke: a meta-analysis. Journal of exercise rehabilitation, 15 (3), 358.

  • Lee, SH, Jung, HY, Yun, SJ, Oh, BM, & Seo, HG (2020). Upper Extremity rehabilitation using fully immersive virtual reality games with a head mount display: a feasibility study. Pm & r, 12 (3), 257-262.

  • Boone, AE, Wolf, TJ, & Engsberg, JR (2019). Combining virtual reality motor rehabilitation with cognitive strategy use in chronic stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73 (4), 7304345020p1-7304345020p9.

  • Wittmann, F., Held, JP, Lambercy, O., Starkey, ML, Curt, A., Höver, R., ... & Gonzenbach, RR (2016). Self-directed arm therapy at home after stroke with a sensor-based virtual reality training system. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 13 (1), 1-10.

  • Chen, YP, Kang, LJ, Chuang, TY, Doong, JL, Lee, SJ, Tsai, MW, ... & Sung, WH (2007). Use of virtual reality to improve upper-extremity control in children with cerebral palsy: a single-subject design. Physical therapy, 87 (11), 1441-1457.

  • Riga, Y. (2020). Rehabilitation after shoulder surgery with KineQuantum® in patients after weaning from the splint. Thesis, Institute of Training in Masso-kinesitherapy of Montpellier.

Studies on the link between virtual reality and spinal rehabilitation

  • Zauderer, J., Lefèvre-Colau, MM, Davoine, É., Hocquart, M., Rannou, F., Roby-Brami, A., ... & Roren, A. (2021). Exercise therapy program using immersive virtual reality for people with non-specific chronic neck pain: a 3-month retrospective open pilot and feasibility study. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 101527-101527.

  • Tejera, DM, Beltran-Alacreu, H., Hernández, RCDLCJV, Martín-Pintado-Zugasti, A., Gil-Martínez, CCLA, & Fernández-Carnero, J. (2020). Effects of Virtual Reality versus Exercise on Pain, Functional, Somatosensory and Psychosocial Outcomes in Patients with Non-specific Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (16), 5950.

Studies on the link between virtual reality and geriatrics

  • Appel, L., Appel, E., Bogler, O., Wiseman, M., Cohen, L., Ein, N., ... & Campos, JL (2020). Older adults with cognitive and / or physical impairments can benefit from immersive virtual reality experiences: a feasibility study. Frontiers in medicine, 6, 329.

Studies on the link between virtual reality and balance rehabilitation

  • Cano Porras, D., Sharon, H., Inzelberg, R., Ziv-Ner, Y., Zeilig, G., & Plotnik, M. (2019). Advanced virtual reality-based rehabilitation of balance and gait in clinical practice. Therapeutic advances in chronic disease, 10, 2040622319868379.

  • Chander, H., Kodithuwakku Arachchige, SN, Hill, CM, Turner, AJ, Deb, S., Shojaei, A., ... & Carruth, DW (2019). Virtual-reality-induced visual disturbances impact postural control system behavior. Behavioral Sciences, 9 (11), 113.

  • Dockx, K., Bekkers, EM, Van den Bergh, V., Ginis, P., Rochester, L., Hausdorff, JM, ... & Nieuwboer, A. (2016). Virtual reality for rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (12).

  • Lei, C., Sunzi, K., Dai, F., Liu, X., Wang, Y., Zhang, B., ... & Ju, M. (2019). Effects of virtual reality rehabilitation training on gait and balance in patients with Parkinson's disease: A systematic review. PloS one, 14 (11), e0224819.

Studies on the link between virtual reality and rehabilitation of the lower limbs

  • Gianola, S., Stucovitz, E., Castellini, G., Mascali, M., Vanni, F., Tramacere, I., ... & Tornese, D. (2020). Effects of early virtual reality-based rehabilitation in patients with total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. Medicine, 99 (7).

  • Mirelman, A., Patritti, BL, Bonato, P., & Deutsch, JE (2010). Effects of virtual reality training on gait biomechanics of individuals post-stroke. Gait & posture, 31 (4), 433-437.

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