Technology (e.g. robotics, assistive technology, mHealth)
Neuroplasticity (includes neuroscience)
The instructional course will provide an insight and overview into virtual reality applications in healthcare and a deeper understanding of its uses for neurological rehabilitation in cognitive and physical therapy. Topics of the course will include: leveraging neuroplasticity of the brain with immersive 3D environments with precise control over the stimulus and the cognitive load that the user experiences, how programming functional goals into VR therapy exercises increases patient engagement, progress reports on patient progress with quantitative data to aid in recovery, psychological effects of virtual reality, and the overall efficiency of utilizing VR during therapy.