ReVIVE: Rehabilitation Via Immersive Virtual Environment
The aim of this research project is to develop virtual reality software for eventual use during rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury.
A user-centred design was used to develop and test the feasibility of an immersive 3D virtual reality wheelchair training tool for people with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Status of Research
Phase 1 – complete.
Phase 2 – underway.
The Oculus Rift Wheelchair Training System has the potential to provide a virtual rehabilitation setting which could allow wheelchair users to learn valuable community wheelchair use in a safe environment.
Nausea appears to be a side effect of the system, which will need to be resolved before this can be a viable clinical tool.
Following is a video of a presentation on the results of Phase 2:
Following is a video of a presentation on the project and results of Phase 1:
Nunnerley, J., Gupta, S., Snell, D., & King, M. (2016). Training wheelchair navigation in immersive virtual environments for patients with spinal cord injury: End-user input to design an effective system. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2016.1176259 https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ytbINN8vHQ2zmX9mb628/full