Biomechanica Hungarica, Évf. 2, Szám 2

Virtual rehabilitation – a focus on movement function

Barton Gabor


For a long time virtual reality had been an exciting concept commonly associated with science
fiction rather than science but with the accelerated development of technology now we have an
accessible tool which is used in a multitude of applications. Rehabilitation is one of the fields
where physical or intellectual interaction of the patient with a reactive environment can lead to
health benefits and so the concept of “virtual rehabilitation” enjoys a lot of attention. The complementary
expertise of health professionals, biomechanists, engineers and computer scientists
working together in virtual rehabilitation allows us to formalise research questions related to
movement function and the answers can help individuals coping with their impairments in a
daily living context. This article describes our initial steps on a long and exciting journey.


DOI: 10.17489/biohun/2009/2/01

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