Rehabilitation Using Virtual Environments


Michael Fu, PhD
Jayme Knutson, PhD

Virtual environments enable people with neural injury to practice a variety of skill-requiring activities with little consequence in case of failure. They can be designed with motor learning and video game features to facilitate repeated practice, improved performance, and functional outcomes.

MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute investigators in collaboration with researchers at CWRU and the Cleveland VA Medical Center are developing

  • FES-assisted video games for hemiplegia for adults with stroke and children with cerebral palsy.         
  • Virtual reality interventions to treat individuals with vestibulo-ocular reflex dysfunction. Video: TBD
  • Video games as a form of biofeedback to help people with spinal cord injury visualize the behavior of below-injury muscle activity.


     Virtual Environment Goal      Virtual Environment Tasks      Virtual Environment Games                                    

For more information about Rehabilitation using Virtual Environments research, please contact:

Michael Fu, PhDMichael Fu, PhD
Phone: 216-957-3597
Email: [email protected]