Faculty Research: Yu-Ping Chen, Physical Therapy Department

Yu-Ping ChenCongratulations to Dr. Yu-Ping Chen and her colleagues in the Georgia State University Department of Physical Therapy and the Center for Pediatric Locomotion Sciences on the recent publication:

Chen YP, Caldwell M, Dickerhoof E, Hall A, Odakura B, Morelli K, Fanchiang HC. Game Analysis, Validation, and Potential Application of EyeToy Play and Play 2 to Upper-Extremity Rehabilitation. Rehabil Res Pract. 2014.

Dr. Chen studies the effectiveness of novel physical therapy interventions in improving upper-extremity function in children with developmental disabilities, primarily in children with cerebral palsy and infants born prematurely who are at high risk of developing cerebral palsy.

Dr. Chen collaborates with Dr. Ayanna Howard at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines trying to develop an affordable virtual-reality game system called Super Pop VRTM.  With funding from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Transforming Pediatric Healthcare Delivery they are conducting clinical trials to examine the effects of virtual reality and robotic therapy to train arm function in children with cerebral palsy.

Other publications by Dr. Chen include the following:

Learn more about the use of virtual reality systems in healthcare with these books at the Georgia State University Library.

About Sharon Leslie

Sharon is the subject librarian for Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Respiratory Therapy. She is available for research consultations by contacting her at sleslie@gsu.edu or 404-413-2855.
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