Immersive virtual reality treatment could be a new option for rehabilitation after stroke

Takeaway

  • Traditional plus virtual reality rehabilitation therapy improves motor function and manual dexterity after a stroke.

Why this matters

    Rehabilitation training plays a key role in recovery after stroke and early intervention helps to minimize functional disability and improve outcomes. Virtual reality is a new technology being used in clinical stroke rehabilitation. These findings suggest that, in addition to traditional therapy, immersive virtual reality treatment could represent a new option for limb rehabilitation after a stroke.