Virtual Reality Resources
Cognitive Rehabilitation and Virtual Reality
The IREX, or Immersive Rehabilitation Exercise, uses a camera connected to a computer, to place the live real-time, full body image of the patient onto a screen, where they see themselves immersed in dynamic Virtual Reality video games. Focuses on physical skills but several games also require cognitive skills.
Specifically developed to address cognitive skills/executive functions. Life-simulating games focus on 8 main cognitive functions: Response inhibition, divided attention, self-initiation, working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, sustained attention, and persistence.
Virtual reality rehabilitation platform specifically designed to treat physical and cognitive impairments resulting from neurological conditions. Includes more than 80 exercise environments.
Games for both cognitive and motor skills and a Telehealth home monitoring system using a webcam. Includes simulation of cooking on a grill, filling fast food orders. Developed in Israel by OT/PT and has been undergoing clinical trials.
NeuroRehab Task Generator
Virtual ADL Rehabilitation System designed by therapists. Includes grocery shopping, putting away groceries, preparing breakfast, pet shopping and care, organizing the closet, garden planting and harvesting.
Simple interactive free webcam games. Includes simple games including bubble pop, mazes, virtual pets, fruit slash, pizza chef, drawing games and more.
Uses a webcam. Free online webcam games. You play by moving your body. You don't need a keyboard or mouse. Working Memory.
A resource site developed by therapists on the Gaming with the Wii. Therapy game suggestions, ratings, and tips by therapists.
Developed by an OT/PT. Focuses on physical skills but also has an add-on shopping module.
Web based Games that address Executive Function, Attention, Memory, Perceptual Motor and Visual Processing 2,3. Scores for games completed at home, display on an Internet-enabled web app, for the clinician to view.
The site is currently under construction. This website will soon be home to a range of online resources that are being designed to assist clinicians in keeping current with emerging research evidence on virtual reality (VR) for rehabilitation.