Immersive Virtual Reality

The addition of virtual reality during robotic training has been shown to improve patients’ motivation. Yet, the virtual reality environments currently employed in rehabilitation practice are displayed on 2D screens. This transformation removes the focus of attention from the real movement and results in games that are cognitively too demanding for brain-injured patients. We aim to explore how the use of augmented and immersive virtual reality can improve motor learning and neurorehabilitation. 

Current Research Projects

Modulating Body Ownership and Cognitive Load->

In this project, we investigate the impact of embodiment and the VEs richness on the cognitive load of people after stroke. Using this, we design VEs for immersive VR-based rehabilitation, that maximize skill acquisition and enhance neuroplasticity.

Past Research Projects