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Title:Environmental enrichment through virtual reality as multisensory stimulation to mitigate the negative effects of prolonged bed rest
Authors:ID Šlosar, Luka (Author)
ID Peskar, Manca (Author)
ID Pišot, Rado (Author)
ID Marušič, Uroš (Author)
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Typology:1.02 - Review Article
Organization:Logo ZRS Koper - Science and Research Centre Koper
Abstract:Prolonged bed rest causes a multitude of deleterious physiological changes in the human body that require interventions even during immobilization to prevent or minimize these negative effects. In addition to other interventions such as physical and nutritional therapy, non-physical interventions such as cognitive training, motor imagery, and action observation have demonstrated efficacy in mitigating or improving not only cognitive but also motor outcomes in bedridden patients. Recent technological advances have opened new opportunities to implement such non-physical interventions in semi- or fully-immersive environments to enable the development of bed rest countermeasures. Extended Reality (XR), which covers augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR), can enhance the training process by further engaging the kinesthetic, visual, and auditory senses. XR-based enriched environments offer a promising research avenue to investigate the effects of multisensory stimulation on motor rehabilitation and to counteract dysfunctional brain mechanisms that occur during prolonged bed rest. This review discussed the use of enriched environment applications in bedridden patients as a promising tool to improve patient rehabilitation outcomes and suggested their integration into existing treatment protocols to improve patient care. Finally, the neurobiological mechanisms associated with the positive cognitive and motor effects of an enriched environment are highlighted.
Keywords:physical inactivity, bed rest, nonphysical interventions, virtual reality
Publication status in journal:Published
Article version:Publisher's version of article
Article acceptance date:07.08.2023
Publication date:22.08.2023
Year of publishing:2023
Number of pages:9 str.
Numbering:Vol. 15, article no. 1169683
PID:20.500.12556/DiRROS-16937 New window
ISSN on article:1663-4365
DOI:10.3389/fnagi.2023.1169683 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:164054019 New window
Copyright:© 2023 Šlosar, Peskar, Pišot and Marusic.
Note:Nasl. z nasl. zaslona; Soavtorji: Manca Peskar, Rado Pišot, Uros Marusic; Opis vira z dne 11. 9. 2023;
Publication date in DiRROS:11.09.2023
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Title:Frontiers in aging neuroscience
Shortened title:Front. aging neurosci.
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
COBISS.SI-ID:20576008 New window

Document is financed by a project

Funder:EC - European Commission
Funding programme:H2020
Project number:952401
Name:TWINning the BRAIN with machine learning for neuro-muscular efficiency

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:P5-0381
Name:Kineziologija za kakovost življenja


License:CC BY 4.0, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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Licensing start date:22.08.2022

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Keywords:gibalna neaktivnost, telesna neaktivnost, dolgotrajno ležanje, umski trening