ERIC Number: ED537106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Virtual Reality in Psychological, Medical and Pedagogical Applications
Eichenberg, Christiane, Ed.
This book has an aim to present latest applications, trends and developments of virtual reality technologies in three humanities disciplines: in medicine, psychology and pedagogy. Studies show that people in both educational as well as in the medical therapeutic range expect more and more that modern media are included in the corresponding demand and supply structures. For the Internet and various mobile media, associated research and application projects now have fixed key words such as "E-learning" and "E-Mental Health" or "M-Learning", "M-Mental Health". This book aims to contribute to the current state of the corresponding efforts in the area of further promising technology--the Virtual Reality--designed to give an overview and secondly to provide a stimulus on specific projects, associated with the hope of giving to scientists and practitioners from the humanities an impulse for their own (further-) development, evaluation and implementation of various VR scenarios in the education and health sectors. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Being There: Understanding the Feeling of Presence in a Synthetic Environment and its Potential for Clinical Change (Giuseppe Riva and Fabrizia Mantovani); (2) Virtual Realities in the Treatment of Mental Disorders: A Review of the Current State of Research (Christiane Eichenberg and Carolin Wolters); (3) Games for Health: Have Fun with Virtual Reality! (Birgit U. Stetina, Anna Felnhofer, Oswald D. Kothgassner and Mario Lehenbauer); (4) Description of a Treatment Manual for in virtuo Exposure with Specific Phobia (Stephane Bouchard, Genevieve Robillard, Serge Larouche and Claudie Loranger); (5) Virtual Reality and Body Dissatisfaction Across the Eating Disorder's Spectrum (Annie Aime, Karine Cotton, Tanya Guitard and Stephane Bouchard); (6) A Discussion of the Use of Virtual Reality in Dementia (Linda Garcia, Adi Kartolo and Eric Methot-Curtis); (7) Virtual Reality--A New Era in Surgical Training (C.E. Buckley, E. Nugent, D. Ryan and P.C. Neary); (8) Virtual Reality Simulation: A Valuable Adjunct to Surgical Training (Bernadette McElhinney, Angela Beard, Krishnan Karthigasu and Roger Hart); (9) Virtual Rehabilitation and Training for Postural Balance and Neuromuscular Control (Kristiina Valter McConville); (10) Applications of Virtual Reality Technology in Brain Imaging Studies (Ying-hui Chou, Carol P. Weingarten, David J. Madden, Allen W. Song and Nan-kuei Chen); (11) Cybertherapy in Medicine--Experience at the Universidad Panamericana, IMSS and ISSSTE Mexico (Jose Luis Mosso, Gregorio T. Obrador, Brenda Wiederhold, Mark Wiederhold, Veronica Lara and Amador Santander); (12) Using Augmented Reality Cognitive Artifacts in Education and Virtual Rehabilitation (Claudio Kirner, Christopher Shneider Cerqueira and Tereza Goncalves Kirner); and (13) Virtual Environments for Children and Teens (Jamshid Beheshti).
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Medicine, Psychology, Instruction, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Games, Guides, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Dementia, Surgery, Medical Education, Rehabilitation, Human Posture, Muscular Strength, Brain, Therapy, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Children, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico