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Human Studies

2020 Sep 29

J Neuroeng Rehabil



Virtual reality in pain therapy: a requirements analysis for older adults with chronic back pain.


Stamm O, Dahms R, Müller-Werdan U
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2020 Sep 29; 17(1):129.
PMID: 32993678.


Today immersive environments such as Virtual Reality (VR) offer new opportunities for serious gaming in exercise therapy and psychoeducation. Chronic back pain (CBP) patients could benefit from exergames in VR. The requirements in older CBP patients for a VR pain therapy have not yet been determined in studies. The aim of the study was to perform a requirements analysis for the user group of geriatric patients with CBP for a VR exergame. The objective was to find out the expectations, desires, preferences and barriers in order to collect them as requirements for this vulnerable group and to determine frameworks of therapy by physiotherapists and psychotherapists.