Exergames Encouraging Exploration of Hemineglected Space in Stroke Patients With Visuospatial Neglect: A Feasibility Study


TOBLER-AMMANN B. C. , SÜRER E., DE BRUIN E. D. , RABUFFETTI M., BORGHESE A., MAINETTI R., ...More

JMIR SERIOUS GAMES, vol.5, no.3, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.2196/games.7923
  • Journal Name: JMIR SERIOUS GAMES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: exergames, eye tracking, virtual reality, visuospatial neglect, feasibility, UNILATERAL SPATIAL NEGLECT, VIRTUAL-REALITY SYSTEM, HEMISPATIAL NEGLECT, INPATIENT REHABILITATION, ARM FUNCTION, STIMULATION, DESIGN, INTERVENTIONS, RELIABILITY, ANOSOGNOSIA
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Use of exergames can complement conventional therapy and increase the amount and intensity of visuospatial neglect (VSN) training. A series of 9 exergames-games based on therapeutic principles-aimed at improving exploration of the neglected space for patients with VSN symptoms poststroke was developed and tested for its feasibility.