Volume 2 - Summer 2004


Editorials 7

B.K. Wiederhold, G. Riva


Virtual Reality in Mental Health 9

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

The Future of Cybertherapy: Ambient Intelligence and Immersive Virtual Telepresence 19

G. Riva


General Practitioners’ Attitudes Toward Telemedicine: The Italian Case 31

A. Gaggioli, S. di Carlo, F. Mantovani, G. Castelnuovo, M. Mauri, F. Morganti, D. Villani, G. Riva

Evaluating Psychiatric Patients Using High Fidelity Animated Faces 41

G. Csukly, L. Simon, B. Kiss, B. Takács

A Virtual Supermarket to Assess Cognitive Planning 49

E. Klinger, I. Chemin, S. Lebreton, R.M. Marié

Robotic Toolkit for Pediatric Rehabilitation, Assessment and Monitoring 59

A.D. Lockerd, A.J. Brisben, C.E. Lathan

Real Time Implementation of an On-Road Video Driver Drowsiness Detector: Two-Camera Profile Inputs for Improved Accuracy 67

M. Steffin, K. Wahl

A Clinical Protocol for the Development of a Virtual Reality Behavioral Training in Disaster Exposure and Relief 71

I.A. Tarnanas, G. Manos

Training Brief Intervention with a Virtual Coach and Virtual Patients 85

B. Hayes-Roth, K. Amano, R. Saker, T. Sephton

Addiction to Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games 97

B.D. Ng, P. Wiemer-Hastings


Virtual Reality-Enhanced Physical Therapy System 103

R.J. Kline-Schoder, M. Kane, R. Fishbein, K. Breen, N. Hogan, W. Finger, J. Peterson

The Importance of Significant Information in Presence and Stress within a Virtual Reality Experience 111

R. Viciana-Abad, A. Reyes-Lecuona, C. García-Berdonés, A. Díaz-Estrella, S. Castillo-Carrión

Effect of Performance Demands and Constraints Within Virtual Environments 119

D. Rand, R. Kizony, H. Brown, U. Feintuch, P.L. (Tamar) Weiss

Robotic Therapy at an Elderly Institution Using a Therapeutic Robot 125

T. Shibata, K. Wada, T. Saito, K. Tanie

Traffic Safety Investigations by Means of an Augmented Reality Driving Simulation: Neurophysiological Measurements in Sleep Deprived Subjects 137

R. Mager, R. Stoermer, K. Estoppey, F. Mueller-Spahn, S. Brand, A. Kaur, A.H. Bullinger


3-D Sound and Virtual Reality: Applications in Clinical Psychopathology 143

I. Viaud-Delmon, A. Seguelas, E. Rio, R. Jouvent, O. Warusfel

Virtual Driving in Individuals with Schizophrenia 153

S.A. St. Germain, M.M. Kurtz, G.D. Pearlson, R.S. Astur

Abstracts from CyberTherapy 2004, January 10-12, 2004, San Diego, CA, USA 161