Ocupational therapy using Virtual Reality

  • José Rodrigues University of Porto
  • Paulo Menezes ISR
  • Maria Teresa Restivo University of Porto


This work describes a system for occupational therapy based on a traditional pedal system instrumented with a simple sensor for providing the rotating speed value and Oculus Rift headset and their hand trackers all to be used interactively with a Virtual Reality application. A virtual city is used as the environment to be explored by the user. The present level of development is described as well as the types of stimulations it allows, some project decisions and how to implement the evaluation of user’s performance.
Palavras-chave: virtual reality, occupational therapy, serious games, active ageing, user experience


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RODRIGUES, José; MENEZES, Paulo; RESTIVO, Maria Teresa. Ocupational therapy using Virtual Reality. In: XR EXPERIENCE - SIMPÓSIO DE REALIDADE VIRTUAL E AUMENTADA (SVR), 22. , 2020, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2020 . p. 69-70. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/svr_estendido.2020.12961.