Volume 6, Summer 2008


 
 







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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorials

B. K. Wiederhold                                                                                                                                    7

S. Bouchard                                                                                                                                            9

G. Riva        
                                                                                                                                           10


CRITICAL REVIEWS

A Second Life for Telehealth: Prospects for the Use of Virtual Online Worlds in Clinical        13
Psychology
A. Gorini, A. I. Fasano, A. Gaggioli, C. Vigna, G. Riva


EVALUATION STUDIES

Neuropsychological Assessment of Attentional Processing using Virtual Reality                     21
T. Parsons, A Rizzo

Extending the Media Equation to Emotions: an Approach for Assessing Realistic                    27
Emotional Characters
A. Beck, B. Stevens, K. Bard

Implementation of FACS for Synthetic Characters for Use in Studying Facial Expression       33
Recognition by Survivors of Childhood Cancer
R. Hubal, N. Evens, D. P. Fitzgerald, K. Hardy, V. W. Willard, M. Bonner

Supporting Low Ability Readers with Interactive AR                                                                        39
A. Dünser

Initial Results from the ViRTICo Trial: Virtual Reality Therapy and Imaging in Combat             47
Veterans
M. Roy, J. Francis, J. Friedlander, L. Banks-Williams, R. G. Lande, P. Taylor, J. Blair, M.
Vythlingam, J. McLellan, W. Law, I. Patt, J. Difede, A. Rizzo, B Rothbaum


Effects of Different Virtual Reality Environments on Experimental Pain Rating in Poststroke   53
Individuals with and Without Pain in Comparison to Pain Free Healthy Individuals
S. Shahrbanian, M. Simmonds

Technostress: a Research Study about Computer Self-efficacy, Internet Attitude and               61
Computer Anxiety
F. La Paglia, B. Caci, D. La Barbera



ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Factors Affecting Cyber Café Addiction in Undergraduate Students in Taiwan                           69
H.J. Yang, J.S. Lay, Y.-L. Lay

Italian Bloggers’ Stories: Their Personalities and Interpersonal Relationships Quality              77
G. Ferraro, B. Caci, F. Conti, M. Di Blasi, M Cardaci

Presence, Immersion and Cybersickness Assessment through a Test Anxiety Virtual              83
Environment
P. Gamito, J. Oliveira, P. Santos, D. Morais, T. Saraiva, M. Pombal, B. Mota

The Implementation of a Graphic Mode Phenome Learning System for the Hearing                 91
Impaired
Y.-L. Lay, J. S. Lay, H.-J. Yang

How Ethically we Practice Online: an Exploration of Potential Online Provider Liability           97
K. Holmes

Virtual Reality Gaming                                                                                                                         103
K. Kott, G. De Leo, K. Lesher, E. Brivio, S. Morrison

Virtual Justina: a PTSD Virtual Patient for Clinical Classroom Training                                      111
P. Kenny, T.D. Parsons, C.S. Pataki, M. Pato, C. St-George, J. Sugar,
A.A. Rizzo


Mobile Blind Inclusion through Science Learning
                                                                            117
J. Sánchez, F. Aguayo


CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS


BlindAid: a Virtual Exploration Tool for People who are Blind                                                        126
O. Lahav, D.W. Schloerb, S. Kumar, M. Srinivasan

Customizing Pain Management Technology to Meet Child and Clinical Needs                          134
K. Miller, S. Bucolo, E. Patterson, B. Kipping, R.M. Kimble

Virtual Reality on Mobile Phones to Reduce Anxiety in Outpatient Surgery                                 140
J.L. Mosso, A. Gorini, S. Senties, G. de la Cerda, G. López, V.L. Vaca,
G. Riva


Stroke Rehabilitation using the Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS)                                         146
M. S. Cameirão, S. Bermúdez i Badia, E. D. Oller, P.F.M.J. Verschure

Pain Control during Wound Care for Combat-related Burn Injuries                                                152
using Custom Articulated Arm Mounted Virtual Reality Goggles
C. Maani, H. Hoffman, P. DeSocio, M. Morrow, C. Galin,
J. Magula, A. Maiers, K. Gaylord


Abstracts from CyberTherapy 2008, June 23-25, 2008, San Diego, CA, USA
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