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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Fostering Inter-Disciplinary Communication (FIC)
Nagib Callaos
(pages: 1-37)

A Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Program to Totally Transform Education
Russell J. Hendel
(pages: 38-76)

An Evaluation of Two Realist Philosophical Approaches for Rigorous Interdisciplinary Communication
Fr. Joseph R. Laracy
(pages: 77-89)

Pragmatism in Online Education – A Case Study Based on the E-learning Practices of Three Adult Trainers
Melpomeni Papadopoulou
(pages: 90-102)

Humanities and Mathematical Approaches in the Case of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Olga Bernikova, Oleg Redkin
(pages: 103-115)

Inclusive Education and the Development of the Self-Concept Concerning Mathematical Competences
Sarah Wieckert
(pages: 116-125)

Rights of Disabled Students in University Examination Procedures under Special Consideration of the COVID-19 Situation
Ulrike Quapp, Klaus Holschemacher
(pages: 126-144)

The Inter/Trans-Disciplinary Balancing Act: The Exclusive/Inclusive Determinants, Processes, and Consequences That Impact our Socio-Economic Systems
Susu Nousala, Marie Davidová
(pages: 145-157)

Challenges for e-Health Use and Administration Efficiency in the Health Care Sector, an Interdisciplinary Research
Jesús Salvador Vivanco
(pages: 158-171)

A Study on the Use of Deep Learning for Detecting Subsurface Structures
Luan Rios Campos, Peterson Nogueira Santos, Davidson Martins Moreira, Erick Giovani Sperandio Nascimento
(pages: 172-189)

Algorithm of Problem Solving in Educational Data Mining Approach
Premysl Zaskodny
(pages: 190-210)

An Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Approach for Wind Speed Forecasting
Pedro Junior Zucatelli, Erick Giovani Sperandio Nascimento, Alejandro Mauricio Gutiérrez Arce, Davidson Martins Moreira
(pages: 211-236)

Data Mining Tools in Science Education and Their Resources
Premysl Zaskodny
(pages: 237-246)


 

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Multi-User Virtual Reality Therapy for Post-Stroke Hand Rehabilitation at Home

Daria Tsoupikova, Kristen Triandafilou, Greg Rupp, Fabian Preuss, Derek Kamper


Our paper describes the development of a novel multi-user virtual reality (VR) system for post-stroke rehabilitation that can be used independently in the home to improve upper extremity motor function. This is the pre-clinical phase of an ongoing collaborative, interdisciplinary research project at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago involving a team of engineers, researchers, occupational therapists and artists. This system was designed for creative collaboration within a virtual environment to increase patients’ motivation, further engagement and to alleviate the impact of social isolation following stroke. This is a low-cost system adapted to everyday environments and designed to run on a personal computer that combines three VR environments with audio integration, wireless Kinect tracking and hand motion tracking sensors. Three different game exercises for this system were developed to encourage repetitive task practice, collaboration and competitive interaction. The system is currently being tested with 15 subjects in three settings: a multi-user VR, a single-user VR and at a tabletop with standard exercises to examine the level of engagement and to compare resulting functional performance across methods. We hypothesize that stroke survivors will become more engaged in therapy when training with a multi-user VR system and this will translate into greater gains.

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