Mixed reality environments in stroke rehabilitation: Development as rehabilitation tools

Judi Edmans, John Gladman, Marion Walker, Alan Sunderl, Amanda Porter, Danae Stanton Fraser

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A virtual or mixed reality environment for neurological rehabilitation should simulate the rehabilitation of the task, and not simply simulate the task. This involves identifying the errors in task performance that neurologically damaged patients make during task performance and replicating the guidance given during skilled rehabilitation. Involving a skilled therapist in the design and development team is essential. Neurological rehabilitation is complex and replicating; it requires compromises between the desire to replicate this complex process and the amount of development time. Virtual or mixed reality systems that can simulate the rehabilitation process are suitable for clinical effectiveness studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • mixed reality
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • United Kingdom
  • user-centered design
  • Virtual environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing


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