USABILITY OF A VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY SYSTEM FOR CHILDREN WITH HEMIPLEGIC CEREBRAL PALSY
William Li, Tom Chau, Sophie Lam-Damji, Darcy Fehlings
Children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) have difficulty performing motor tasks with their hemiplegic upper extremity (UE). Exercise and practice can result in improvementsin motor skills. A Sony PlayStation 2 equipped with an “EyeToy” video camera was adapted for children to practice neuromotor movements. The system captures the child’s movements in fun, immersive games in virtual environments.