Creating a Smart Virtual-Reality based Contextual Diary for People with Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness to Facilitate Habituation

Syed Fawad M. Zaidi, Prof Craig S. Mclachlan, Prof Justin Beilby, Tim Sinclair, Clancy Duncan

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Abstract

Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) has variable levels of severity and triggers. Hence the use of an e-diary to capture triggers could be useful for both the patient and treating clinician. Virtual reality (VR) is not new to health sciences. This paper proposes a strategy that by using immersive VR environments at home, the technology could facilitate the user to identify baseline symptoms and record in an in-built virtual-reality based contextual diary (e-diary), plus an ability to alter the virtual environments to assess triggers, habituation of triggers and also treatment improvements. We discuss the type of VR designs that could be useful to incorporate a PPPD e-diary from the perspective of a VR designer. We also consider the development of the virtual reality environment that could be paired with e-diary responses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2020
Subtitle of host publicationACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020
Event26th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2020 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 1 Nov 20204 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

Conference

Conference26th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVirtual, Online
Period1/11/204/11/20

Keywords

  • artifical intelligence
  • habituation
  • persistent postural-perceptual dizziness
  • Virtual reality

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