Fakeeh Rehabilitation VR

Stroke rehabilitation VR research project for the Fakeeh hospital

This project was a virtual reality rehabilitation prototype sponsored by Fakeeh hospital in Saudi Arabia. The goal of this application was to test the success of VR systems for the rehabilitation of stroke patients struggling with everyday tasks. The application was developed for the HTC Vive, since it was the best platform for room scale VR experiences at that time. The project was later ported to Oculus/Meta Quest.

Rehabilitation with VR

Patients perform simple tasks in a virtual home: cutting carrots with a kitchen knife, using a fork and pouring water from a pitcher into a glass. All of these these actions should appear to be more successful to the patient to stimulate positive feedback to improve the relearning process, while the actual performance was monitored by the staff on the operator monitor. We also implemented features that allowed right and left handed users to complete tasks, depending on which controller they use.

The graphic style was chosen specifically to contain gentle colors with soft shading. This gives the environment a more pleasant feel while still being readable.



Fakeeh Hospital


Visual Experience