Visuo-haptic environment for remediating attention in severe traumatic brain injury

Amit K. Shah, James L. Patton, Sonia Pacini, Nancy Hsu, Felise Zollman, Eric B. Larson, Assaf Y. Dvorkin

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Abstract

Attention deficits are a highly prevalent result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that has a profound effect on an individual's functional abilities. However, studies that test the severely impaired inpatient population are scarce. 21 severe TBI inpatients completed 2-week intervention (either visuo-haptic environment training or standard attention training). Results indicate that patients who received the VR intervention may exhibit greater improvement in clinical attention scores compared to those in the control group. Performance during the VR intervention was retained from one day to the next, (even when patients were in post-traumatic amnesia). Visuo-haptic environments could be beneficial for this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages242-247
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479907748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 29 2013

Other

Other2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period8/26/138/29/13

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Haptic
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visuo-haptic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Shah, A. K., Patton, J. L., Pacini, S., Hsu, N., Zollman, F., Larson, E. B., & Dvorkin, A. Y. (2013). Visuo-haptic environment for remediating attention in severe traumatic brain injury. In 2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013 (pp. 242-247). [6662094] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICVR.2013.6662094