Multisensory Treatment of the Hemispatial Neglect by Means of Virtual Reality and Haptic Techniques
The syndrome of hemispatial neglect is usually associated to a lesion of the brain and is characterized by a reduced or lack of awareness of one side of space, even though there may be no sensory loss. Although it is extremely common, it has proven to be a challenging condition both to understand and to treat. This paper focuses on reviewing this syndrome and proposing new therapies based on multisensory feedback in a virtual environment. These therapies have been designed to improve the awareness of the neglected side by using visual, auditory and haptic feedback.
KeywordsVirtual Reality Virtual World Haptic Feedback Virtual Reality Environment Optokinetic Stimulation
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