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The Feasibility, Usability, and Acceptability of Using the Oculus Virtual Gaming Reality in Stroke Survivors for Upper Extremity and Cognitive Rehabilitation

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  • Team: Principal Investigator: Seema Aggarwal, PhD, RN, AGNP-C, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. Co-investigators: Carina Katigbak, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, Cizik School of Nursing; Mary Russell, DO, McGovern Medical School; Sean Savitz, MD, of McGovern Medical School; Jiang Xiaoqian, PhD, UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics; Heather Smith, SLP, UT Physicians; Emily Stevens, OT, UT Physicians.
  • Funding: $40,000 Aging in Place Research Award
  • Overview: This study tests the effectiveness of a consumer-level virtual reality (VR) system as an economical option for providing outpatient stroke rehabilitation, particularly for patients who live in rural areas or who lack transportation or adequate insurance. Learn more.