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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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The Embodiment Dimension While Learning and Teaching in a Virtual World
Martine Gadille, Maria Antonietta Impedovo
(pages: 1-8)

Training Based Change Management Problem for Social Innovation
Mariann Somosi Veresné, György Kocziszky, Zoltán Nagy, Krisztina Varga
(pages: 9-17)

ALM Program: Ten Years of Educational Technology Interventions at the Faculty of Medicine at the Oldest National University in Perú
Maritza Placencia Medina, Javier Silva Valencia, Víctor Mechan Mendez, Rosa Pando Álvarez, Margot R. Quintana Salinas, Jorge R. Carreño Escobedo, Elías J. Carrasco Escobedo, Carlos A. Saavedra Castillo, Yanelli K. Ascacivar Placencia
(pages: 18-23)

Electric Discharge - Not an Impact Caused Formation of Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Robert Hawthorne Jr.
(pages: 24-34)

A Technique for Program and Project Portfolio Prioritization: RAB2/E Matrix
Altino José Mentzingen de Moraes
(pages: 35-40)

System Design of WiFi-Signaling Based Accurate Occupancy Detection Scheme
Yukina Miwa, Akari Ushiyama, Hijiri Komura, Katsuhiro Naito
(pages: 41-46)

The Perception of the Urban Quality of Life Index in the Context of Smart Cities
Mariana Lima, Renata Baracho
(pages: 47-53)

Simon Says: "Send Money"
Patrick N. Conrad, Luay A. Wahsheh
(pages: 54-55)

Project Based Teaching Was the Answer. But What Is the Question?
Steinar Killi
(pages: 56-60)

Concept Design of Estimation Scheme for Social Graph Based on Occupancy Time in Space
Akari Ushiyama, Yukina Miwa, Shotaro Osaki, Yuki Yamada, Katsuhiro Naito
(pages: 61-67)

Building Competence: Expectations, Experience, and Evaluation of E-Government as a Topic in Administration Programs at the TH Wildau – A Case Study (Invited Paper)
Margit Christa Scholl
(pages: 68-78)


 

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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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