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J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2002 Oct;17(5):378-94.

Virtual reality and neuropsychology: upgrading the current tools.

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Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Laboratory, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research & Education Corporation, West Orange, New Jersey 07052, USA. mschultheis@kmrrec.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Virtual reality (VR) is an evolving technology that has been applied in various aspects of medicine, including the treatment of phobia disorders, pain distraction interventions, surgical training, and medical education. These applications have served to demonstrate the various assets offered through the use of VR.

OBJECTIVE:

To provide a background and rationale for the application of VR to neuropsychological assessment.

METHODS:

A brief introduction to VR technology and a review of current ongoing neuropsychological research that integrates the use of this technology.

CONCLUSIONS:

VR offers numerous assets that may enhance current neuropsychological assessment protocols and address many of the limitations faced by our traditional methods.

PMID:
12802250
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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