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