Can a virtual-reality-home help stroke survivors do better at home?
This project will develop a special therapy area within ‘Second Life’, an existing virtual reality world on the internet. It will be protected so that only other people with aphasia and specially trained support workers can take part.
About one-third of stroke survivors are left with aphasia. This is a language disorder that disrupts the production and comprehension of speech, as well as reading and writing. This study will investigate whether a support group intervention can be delivered remotely to people with aphasia through a virtual island platform called Eva Park.
Stroke survivors Lorraine, David and Andrew share their experiences of aphasia and how they are finding new ways to communicate, and we celebrate the achievements of our Life After Stroke Award winners.
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.
The Stroke Association is funding the EVA project at City University London, developing and testing a virtual world for people with aphasia to help them practise their speech and establish social connections. EVA Park won the Tech4Good People's Award 2015.
Vogue Williams talks about how losing her dad to stroke has affected her.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.