Development and Evaluation of an Immersive Virtual Reality-based Exercise System for Upper Limb Motor Exercises in Patients after Stroke: A Proof-of-concept Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator: Professor Calvin K.L. OR (Associate Professor from Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)

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About the scholar

Professor Calvin K.L. OR

Research interests:
•Health informatics
•Human-technology interaction
•Patient safety


Project information
An immersive virtual reality-based exercise system was developed to support poststroke upper limb exercises. In a 2-week randomized controlled trial, fifty patients used the system for exercises (intervention) or a sham entertainment program (control). The findings demonstrate that the system can improve shoulder joint motion and is safe and acceptable.
Study flow diagram
Project images
Setup of the devices in the implementation of the exercise system
Five games in the exercise system for shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, and reaching exercises, respectively
A stroke patient performed upper limb exercises using the head-mounted display and hand-held controller
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