Volume 6 - Summer 2008


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Editorials    7

B. K. Wiederhold, S. Bouchard, G. Riva          


A Second Life for Telehealth: Prospects for the Use of Virtual Online Worlds in Clinical  Psychology    13

A. Gorini, A. I. Fasano, A. Gaggioli, C. Vigna, G. Riva


Neuropsychological Assessment of Attentional Processing using Virtual Reality   21

T. Parsons, A Rizzo

Extending the Media Equation to Emotions: an Approach for Assessing Realistic Emotional Characters    27

A. Beck, B. Stevens, K. Bard

Implementation of FACS for Synthetic Characters for Use in Studying Facial Expression Recognition by Survivors of Childhood Cancer    33

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  Veterans     47

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  Individuals with and Without Pain in Comparison to Pain Free Healthy Individual 53

S. Shahrbanian, M. Simmonds

Technostress: a Research Study about Computer Self-efficacy, Internet Attitude and Computer Anxiety   61

F. La Paglia, B. Caci, D. La Barbera


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 Environment   83

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  Impaired   91

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


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  using Custom Articulated Arm Mounted Virtual Reality Goggles    152

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         157