Volume 7 - Summer 2009


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Interreality: A New Paradigm for E -health   3    

G. Riva                                   

Eating Disorders on the Web: Risks and Resources    8

A. Mulè and L. Sideli        

I’ and ‘Other’ in Online Interactions: Intersubjectivity as a Social Bridge    13

C. Galimberti and F. Cilento Ibarra                  

An Ontology for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Application to Obesity     16

I. Zaragozá , M.Alcañiz , C. Botella, R. Baños, and J.Guixeres

Second Life, Bio-Sensors, and Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders     19

C. Lisetti, E. Pozzo, M. Lucas , F. Hernandez, W. Silverman, and B.  Kurtines and A. Pasztor                           

Features for Culturally Appropriate Avatars for Behavior-Change Promotion in At-Risk Populations     22

C. Lisetti                          

Cyberspace Psychopathology     27

T. Cantelmi and M. Talli                          

Social Network and Addiction     33

D. La Barbera , F. La Paglia and R. Valsavoia

Designing Affective Video Games to Support the Social-Emotional Development of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders     37

M. Khandaker                           

Scientific Evidence for the Effectiveness of Virtual Reality for Pain Reduction in Adults with Acute or Chronic Pain     40

S. Shahrbanian, X. Ma, N. Korner-Bitensky and M. J. Simmonds

Affective Robot for Elderly Assistance    44

L. Carelli, A. Gaggioli, G. Pioggia, F. De Rossi and G. Riva

Stress Inoculation Training Supported by Physiology-Driven Adaptive Virtual Reality Stimulation     50

S. Popović, M. Horvat, D. Kukolja, B. Dropuljić and K. Ćosić      


NeuroVR 1.5 in Practice: Actual Clinical Applications of the Open Source VR System    57

G. Riva, L. Carelli, A. Gaggioli, A. Gorini, C. Vigna, D. Algeri, C. Repetto, S. Raspelli, R.  Corsi, G. Faletti and L. Vezzadini                        

The SNaP Framework: A VR Tool for Assessing Spatial Navigation     61

M. Annett  and W. F. Bischof                       

Mobile Immersive Virtual Technologies for Professional Communities of Practice     66

C. De Micheli and C. Galimberti                  

Interpersonal Relationships, Coping Strategies and Problematic Internet Use in Adolescence: An Italian Study     69

L. Milani, D. Osualdella and P. Di Blasio   


Walking in an Immersive Virtual Reality     72

F. Menegoni, G. Albani, M. Bigoni, L. Priano, C. Trotti,  M. Galli and A. Mauro


Designing a Serious Game for Young Users: The Case of Happy Farm      77        

L. Gamberini, F. Marchetti , F. Martino and A. Spagnolli

High Resolution 3D Models for the Teaching of American Sign Language     82

A. Odor                                  

Addiction to Internet Replies   87

O. Lee                                  

Tools, Perspectives and Avatars in Blended Reality Space     91

K. Hoshi, U-M. Pesola, E. L. Waterworth  and J. Waterworth

Facial Synthesys of 3D Avatars for Therapeutic Applications     96

V. Orvalho , J. Miranda and A. A. Sousa

A Free Tool for Motor Rehabilitation: NeuroVR 1.5 with CamSpace     99

D. Algeri, L. Carelli, A. Gaggioli and G. Riva        

Virtual Reality Interventions for Rehabilitation: Considerations for Developing Protocols     102

P. Boechler, A. Krol, J. Raso and T. Blois                      

Virtual Reality Rehabilitation of Spatial Abilities after Brain Damage     105

S. T. Koenig, G. P. Crucian, J. C. Dalrymple-Alforda and A. Dü̈nser

Cybertherapy Meets Facebook, Blogger, and Second Life: an Italian Experience     108

I. Graffeo and D. La Barbera                   

Self Presentation in Blogs and Social Networks     113

E. Brivio and F. Cilento Ibarra                 

Next Generation Stress Inoculation Training for Life Saving Skills Using Prosthetics     116

M. D. Wiederhold, A. M. Salva, T. Sotomayor, C. Coiro and B. K. Wiederhold                       

A Comparative Analysis between Experts and Novices Interacting with a Virtual Patient with PTSD     122

P. G. Kenny, T. D. Parsons and A. Rizzo                      

The receptiveness of Stress Management Techniques by Military Personnel     125

M. Stetz, S. Bouchard, B. Wiederhold, G. Riva and R.A. Folen

The Use of Biofeedback in Clinical Virtual Reality: The Intrepid Project     128

C. Repetto, A. Gorini, D. Algeri, C. Vigna, A. Gaggioli and G. Riva

Transcranial Doppler: a Non-Invasive Tool for Monitoring Brain Activity in Virtual Reality Therapy       133

B. Rey, V. Parkhutik, M. Alcañ͂iz, J. Tembl and V. Naranjo  


Interactive Highly Realistic Virtual Reality as a Tool for Understanding the Genesis and Treatment of Psychotic Symptoms     138

E. Zányi, E. Selmanovic, M. Broome, S, Czanner, M. Birchwood, A.Chalmers  and S. Singh                        

A Cross-Cultural Validation of VR Treatment System for Flying Phobia in the Mexican Population       141

G. Cárdenas, C. Botella, S. Quero, L. Moreyra, A. De la rosa and S. Muñoz

Telepsychiatry and Cultural Barriers in Korea     145

O. Lee                                    

Online Game Addiction among Chinese College Students: Measurement and Attribution  149

Y. Zhou and Z. Li      


A Web-Based Tool for Cooperating Behaviors in Eating and Physical Activity Control 155

S. Bonacina, Y. A. Privitera, S. Marsilio, E. Montin, F. Passarelli, M. Masseroli and F. Pinciroli                   

A Comparison of Different Survey Periods in Online Surveys of Persons with Eating Disorders and Their Relatives    160

D. Wesemann and M. Grunwald              


Playmancer Project: A Serious Videogame as an Additional Therapy Tool for Eating and Impulse Control Disorders     163 

S. Jiménez-Murcia, F. Fernández-Aranda, E. Kalapanidas, D. Konstantas, T. Ganchev, O. Kocsis, T. Lam, J. J. Santamaria, T. Raguin, C. Breiteneder, H. Kaufmann and C. Davarakis             


Cybersickness and Anxiety During Simulated Motion: Implications for VRET 169

 S. Bruck and P. Watters                      

Neural Responses to Elements of a Web-Based Smoking Cessation Program    174 

H. F. Chua, T. Polk, R. Welsh, I. Liberzon and V. Strecher      

Psychophysiological Arousal and Craving in Smokers, Deprived Smokers, Former Smokers, and Non-Smokers     179

L. W. Jerome, P. J. Jordan, R. Rodericks and L. Fedenczuk 


Changes in EEG Behavior through Feedback Presentation     184

R. Ron-Angevin                      

EEG, HRV, and Psychological Correlates while Playing Bejeweled II: A Randomized Controlled Study 189

C. V. Russoniello, K. O’Brien and J. M. Parks                      

Mobile Serious Games for Collaborative Problem Solving     193

J. Sanchez , C. Mendoza  and A. Salinas                      

Treadmill Interface for Virtual Reality vs. Overground Walking: A Comparison of Gait in Individuals with and without Pain 198

 W. Powell, B. Stevens and M. Simmonds                         

Behavior of Motor Disabilities and Appearance of Visual Hallucinations in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in a Virtual Environment     204

G. Albani, G. Riva, D. Bulla, F. Menegoni, R. Pignatti, C. Trotti, E. Molinari and A. Mauro                   

Reactive Ocular and Balance Control in Immersive Visual Flows: 2D vs. 3D Virtual Stimuli   208

O. Martin and J.-D. Gascuel                       

The Co-Definition of Self: Conversations in Virtual Reality     211

M. Cantamesse                         

Mixed Reality for PTSD/TBI Assessment   216

C. Fidopiastis, C. E. Hughes and E. Smith                      


Cost Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy with Physiological Monitoring for the Treatment of Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder     223

D. P. Wood, J. Murphy, R. Mclay, R. Koffman, J. Spira, R. E. Obrecht, J. Pyne and B. K. Wiederhold

Neuropsychological and Virtual Reality Assessment in Topographical Disorientation         230

L. Carelli, M. Rusconi, F. Mattioli, C. Stampatori, F. Morganti, G. Riva              

A Rehabilitation Protocol for Empowering Spatial Orientation in MCI. A Pilot Study   234

E. Gadler, A. Grassi and G. Riva                       

Semantic and Gender Priming in Frontotemporal Dementia   237

C. Repetto, R. Manenti, S. Cappa, C. Miniussi and G. Riva                 

Assessment of Inhibition Deficits with the Virtual Classroom in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot-Study 240

P. Nolin, C. Martin and S. Bouchard

A NeuroVR based tool for cognitive assessment and rehabilitation of post-stroke patients: two case studies 243

L. Carelli, F. Morganti, B. Poletti, B. Corrac, P. L. (Tamar) Weiss, R. Kizony, V. Silanic and G. Riva 

Designing an Ecological and Adaptable Virtual Task in the Context of Executive Functions     248

E. Klinger, X. Cao, A.-S. Douget and P. Fuchs                    

Cognitive Therapy Using Mixed Reality for Those Impaired by a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) 253

M. Salva, B. K. Wiederhold, A. J. Alban, C. Hughes, E. Smith, C, Fidopiastis and M. D. Wiederhold         

Virtual Reality for the Upper Limb Motor Training in Stroke: A Case Report      257

C. Trotti, F. Menegoni, S. Baudo, M. Bigoni, M. Galli and A. Mauro      

A Multimedia Holistic Rehabilitation Method for Patients after Stroke   261

K. Probosz, R. Wcislo, J. Orfinowki, R. Slota, J. Kitowski, M. Pisula, and A. Sobczyk                       

Optimizing Clinical Training for the Treatment of PTSD Using Virtual Patients 264

P. G. Kenny, T. D. Parsons , Barbara Rothbaum, J. Difede, G. Reger and A. Rizzo                      

A Virtual Reality Therapy Controlled Study for War Veterans with PTSD. Preliminary Results     269

P. Gamito, J. Oliveira, D. Morais, S. Oliveira, N. Duarte, T. Saraiva, M. Pombal and P. Rosa                      

Virtual Worlds as a Healing Modality for Returning Soldiers and Veterans   273

J. F. Morie, J. Antonisse, S. Bouchards and E. Chance                       

Psychopathological Issues of Technological Addiction: New Diagnostic Criteria for Addiction     278

V. Caretti and G. Craparo                      


A New Protocol Test For Physical Activity Research In Obese Children (Etiobe Project)           281

 J. Guixeres, I. Zaragozá , M. Alcañiz , J. Gomis-Tena and A. Cebolla