Development of a virtual reality system for early mobilization of critically ill patients

Jiani Wang, Chunyan Zhang, Yanrui Jia, Chenxi Shi, Kup Sze Choi, Qian Xiao

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More and more researchers have recommended critically ill patients to start mobilization as early as possible. However, the clinical utilization rate of early mobilization remains low for patients in the intensive care units (ICU) because of various factors. In order to promote the rehabilitation of critically ill patients, a multidisciplinary research team, including academic researchers, ICU head nurses, respiratory therapists, and a software engineer, has developed a virtual reality system for early mobilization in ICU. This system has four main features-the diverse forms of mobilization based on muscle strength, the integration of exercise and cognitive training, the visualization of the mobilization process and the record of the trajectory during mobilization exercises. This paper presents and discusses the development process of this system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019


  • Critical illness
  • Early mobilization
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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