Multi-Disciplinary Research Collaboration in VR for Physical Therapy

Together with Prof. Lily Díaz-Kommonen’s group in Aalto ARTS, Prof. Yu Xiao’s group in Aalto ELEC received seed funding from HIIT in autumn 2017 to initiate multi-disciplinary research collaboration in the area of virtual reality (VR) for physical therapy. By applying the “bodystorming” design methodology they came up with potential health-related scenarios where VR technology could be utilized. After that, they developed a VR game for Android phones to demonstrate one of the scenarios. The results of the study were presented at Aalto Digi and Experience breakfast on virtual and augmented reality on December 14, 2017.

VR for Physical Therapy

Source: Lily Diaz, Yu Xiao, Jihye Lee, Tea Dickman. Health scenario for VR technology instrument. Aalto University. December 2017.