Can virtual reality be used to rehabilitate stroke patients?

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Virtual Reality is a computer simulated version of the real world.  Meera Senthilingam has been exploring the use of simulated environments for medical treatment and rehabilitation...
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Can virtual reality be used to rehabilitate stroke patients?
« Reply #1 on: 02/02/2010 18:22:17 »
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Can virtual reality be used to rehabilitate stroke patients?
« Reply #2 on: 13/04/2010 05:08:49 »
I have played around with a virtual reality system to deal with phobias. In one system a person was able to explore high places. In another set up the person was able to watch snakes. The interaction with the snakes went from seeing one in a glass case to the intense mode in which you were strolling through high grass seeing snakes appear here and there near you. I know VR has been used for arachnophobia and for war veterans. VR is often augmented with props such as feeling a toy spider touch your skin while watching on in the VR.