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Several clinical studies have shown the benefits provided by the Rehametrics software platform in the rehabilitation of patients in both clinical and home settings. These studies have shown that applying quantification, gamification and evidence-based clinical elements to rehabilitation can improve outcomes and treatment efficiency.
1. Lu, Penades, Blasco, J. Chirivella, Gagliardo. Evaluation of Kinect2 based balance measurement. Neurocomputing, Volume 208, October 2016 (290-298).
2. Blasco, J. Chirivella, Gagliardo, Ferreiro, Izquierdo, Penadés, Taylor. Comparison between traditional physiotherapy and the combination of traditional treatment with virtual reality. Brain Injury, 2016; 30 (5-6): 481-817
3. Blasco, J. Chirivella, Gagliardo, C. Chirivella, Penadés, Taylor. Comparison between traditional neuropsychology treatment and the combination of traditional treatment with virtual reality. Brain Injury, 2016; 30 (5-6): 481-817
4. Blasco, J. Chirivella, Gagliardo, C. Chirivella, Penadés, Taylor. Quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG), virtual reality (VR) and transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) in a case of cognitive impairment related to Parkinson’s disease. Brain Injury, 2016; 30 (5-6): 481-817
5. Gagliardo, Ferreiro, Izquierdo, Penadés, J. Chirivella, Mas. NeuroAtHome: A software platform of clinical videogames specifically designed for the motor rehabilitation of stroke patients. Brain Injury, 2014; 28 (5-6): 517-878
6. J. Chirivella, del Barco, Blasco, Penadés, Gagliardo, Mas. NeuroAtHome: A software platform of clinical videogames specifically designed for the cognitive rehabilitation of stroke patients. Brain Injury, 2014; 28 (5-6): 517-878
7. Izquierdo, del Barco, Ferreiro, Blasco, Gagliardo, Penadés, J. Chirivella. Use of a home-based telerehabilitation platform for motor and cognitive treatment of a patient with progressive spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA-7): a case report. Brain Injury, 2014; 28 (5-6): 517-878
8. Larson, Feigon, Dvorkin, Gagliardo. Virtual reality and cognitive rehabilitation: A review of current outcome research. NeuroRehabilitation 2014 (06/2014).
1. Olmo, Enguer, Blasco. Effect of the NeuroAtHome platform versus traditional treatment in neuromuscular conditions. LXVIII Conference of the Spanish Neurological Society.
2. Blasco, J. Chirivella, C. Chirivella, Manso, Gagliardo, Penadés, Taylor. Symposium:Using virtual reality and gamification in daily clinical rehabilitation practice.. I Iberoamerican Congress on Neuropsychology.
3. Blasco, J. Chirivella, C. Chirivella, Manso, Gagliardo, Penadés, Taylor. Using virtual reality in cognitive rehabilitation after stroke. I Iberoamerican Congress on Neuropsychology.
4. Blasco, J. Chirivella, C. Chirivella, Manso, Gagliardo, Penadés, Taylor. Using virtual reality in memory and self-care for individuals with a toxic-metabolic syndrome. I Iberoamerican Congress on Neuropsychology.
5. Blasco, J. Chirivella, C. Chirivella, Manso, Gagliardo, Penadés, Taylor. Gamificaition and motivation in attentional and functional rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury. I Iberoamerican Congress on Neuropsychology.
6. Blasco, J. Chirivella, C. Chirivella, Manso, Gagliardo, Penadés, Taylor. Virtual reality program for the treatment of mild cognitive impairments assessed with a qEEG. I Iberoamerican Congress on Neuropsychology.
7. Blasco, Mas, Chirivella, Gagliardo, Penadés, Izquierdo, Ferreiro, Sanchis, Morera. Virtual reality in upper extremity rehabilitation after stroke. LXVII Conference of the Spanish Neurological Society.
8. Blasco, Mas, Sanchis, Morera, Gagliardo, Penadés, Chirivella, del Barco, Chirivella. Outcome comparison between a treatment based on traditional cognitive therapy and a treatment combining traditional cognitive therapy with natural interfaces for the rehabilitation of patients with an acquired brain injury. LXVI Conference of the Spanish Neurological Society.
9. Blasco, Sanchis, Mas, Morera, Gagliardo, Penadés, Chirivella, Ferreiro, Izquierdo. Outcome comparison between a treatment based on traditional physical therapy and a treatment combining traditional physical therapy with natural interfaces for the rehabilitation of patients with an acquired brain injury. LXVI Conference of the Spanish Neurological Society.
10. Castilla, Gómez, López, Berra. Efficacy of a virtual rehabilitation treatment in unstable geriatric patients with mild cognitive impairments. LXVI Conference of the Spanish Neurorehabilitation Society.
Many more studies have shown the suitability of gamification to train physical and cognitive aspects in the elderly or in individuals with different health conditions. Rehametrics has brought together the elements of these previous studies that have demonstrated their effectiveness in a single software platform specifically designed for rehabilitation.
Here you will find some of the main studies that have already been published in specialized journals:
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14. Deutsch, J., et al., Use of a low-cost, commercially available gaming console (Wii) for rehabilitation of an adolescent with cerebral palsy. Phys Ther, 2008. 88: p. 1196-207.
15. Golomb, M., et al., In-home virtual reality videogame telerehabilitation in adolescents with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2010. 91: p. 1-8.e1.
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