The Journal of China Universities of Posts and Telecommunications ›› 2019, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 73-82.doi: 10.19682/j.cnki.1005-8885.2019.1028

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Research on virtual reality system design for body and psychological rehabilitation

Liu Tingting, Liu Zhen, Pang Qianchao, Ouyang Menglin, Chai Yanjie   

  1. 1. College of Science and Technology, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315212, China
    2. Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
    3. Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology, Ningbo 315211, China
    4. The Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Ningbo University, Ningbo 315000, China
  • Received:2018-08-08 Revised:2019-12-27 Online:2019-12-31 Published:2020-03-10
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    This work was supported by the Ningbo Science and Technology Innovation 2025 Project (2019B10032), Ningbo Science, Technology Plan Projects (2019C50081, 2019C50024).

Abstract: There are many people in China who suffered from physical and mental diseases and need physical and psychological rehabilitation. Traditional treatments can work in rehabilitation, but will take much money and labor. In recent years, virtual reality (VR) technology has become a new direction to innovate rehabilitation. This paper summarizes the research results of VR technology in rehabilitation for stroke, anxiety, depression and autism. Based on these results, we propose a framework for VR rehabilitation system with virtual agents. A prototype system is developed to corroborate the proposed design guidelines. With the prototype rehabilitation system, autistic children can train their life skills in different scenarios. Preliminary test results show the proposed framework can push users to take the rehabilitation training actively and can be a new method for rehabilitation training.

Key words:

VR, intelligent virtual agent, rehabilitation, psychological

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