What is the future of visual-haptic interfaces in the treatment of neurological and cognitive deficits?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Morris Steffin, MD; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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VR as a motor, sensory, cognitive, and measurement link to patients with neurological and cognitive deficits has opened a new vista in potential levels of patient interaction. The groundwork is now in place to integrate the immersive characteristics of VR, including haptic and special sensory modalities, in the construction of novel stimulating environments. Electrophysiological and new psychometric instruments, some based on haptics, are likely to be derived from such approaches as more standardized and accurate evaluation tools are applied for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and cognitive deficits. Creation of tailored environments for these patients should allow substantial enhancement of functionality and experience in many of these conditions.

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