Volume 1 - Summer 2003


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Editorials 7

B.K. Wiederhold, G. Riva



CRITICAL REVIEWS


Exploring the Potentials of Robotic Psychology and Robotherapy 9

E. Libin


The Disappearance of Computing in Health Care 13

G. Riva



EVALUATION STUDIES


The Construction of an Online Virtual Reality Treatment System 19

M. Alcañiz, C. Botella, R. Baños, C. Perpiñá, B. Rey, J.A. Lozano, V. Guillén, F. Barrera, J.A. Gil


The Creation of V-STORE 29

C. Lo Priore, G. Castelnuovo, D. Liccione


Smoke and Mirrors: A Virtual Reality Debunking Environment 37

S. Brown


Persons and Their Artificial Partners Robotherapy as an Alternative Non-Pharmacological Treatment 45

A. Libin


The Importance of the Virtual Market and the Modification of Drug Scenarios 53

M. Leoni, F. Schifano, S. Rawaf, F. Rovetto, H. Ghodse



ORIGINAL RESEARCH


A Pilot Study of a Thought/Facial Controlled Robotic Arm for Brain Injured and Quadriplegic Persons 64

E. P. Doherty, C. Chen, B. Adams, C. Bloor, J. Rizzo


Tactile Illusion in a Real Hand Evoked by a Synchronous Visual Stimulus on a Virtual Hand 67

J. Ku, W. Cho, K. Kim, B. Kim, W. Hahn, J.H. Lee, S. M. Lee, I.Y. Kim, S.I. Kim


Visual Stimulation: Non-Pharmacological Pain Relief 73

M. Tse


Virtual Reality as a Psychosocial Coping Environment 77

I. Tarnanas, I. Tsoukalas, A. Stogiannidou


Combining Virtual Reality Experiments with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Initial Work Assessing Human Spatial Navigation 83

J. Graham, G. Quintin, R. Mraz, J. Hong, K. Zakzanis


Three Studies Using an fMRI Compatible Virtual Reality System 99

S. Baumann, C. Neff, S. Fetzick, G. Stangl, L. Basler, R. Vereneck, W. Schneider



CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS


Designing Virtual Worlds to Treat Social Phobia 111

E. Klinger, I. Chemin, P. Légeron, S. Roy, F. Lauer, P. Nugues


Virtual Reality for Psycho-Neurological Assessment and Rehabilitation 121

G. Riva, M. Alcañiz, L. Anolli, M. Bacchetta, R. Baños, C. Buselli, F. Beltrame, C. Botella, G. Castelnuovo, G. Cesa, S. Conti, C. Galimberti, L. Gamberini, A. Gaggioli, E. Klinger, P. Legeron, F. Mantovani, G. Mantovani, E. Molinari, G. Optale, L. Ricciardiello, C. Perpiñá, S. Roy, A. Spagnolli, R. Troiani, C. Weddle


Abstracts from CyberTherapy 2003, January 19-21, 2003, San Diego, CA, USA 129