VR Haptic Rehab

Virtual Reality Based Rehabiliation Training of Activites of Daily Living with Force Feedback


The aim of the project is to provide a computerized training system for physically disabled people to practice the manual skills in various activities of daily living (ADL). The system is developed by using virtual reality (VR) and haptics technology.


To develop a safe, flexible, motivating, objective VR training system that is more readily available for users to practice repeatedly and polish the skills in virtual environments before training in the real world. The system is to improve the learning curve.

ADL tasks

Currently, four ADL tasks are simulated, including, handwriting, unlocking, pouring water and cutting meat.

The system


Training in action


User manual

System user manual


Demonstration video


Oriental Daily (12 Dec 2013)
Sun Daily (12 Dec 2013)


First-runner up, The First Hong Kong Innovation Day, 2013, 11 Dec 2013


The project is supported in part by the Quality Education Fund, Education Bureau, HKSAR.
The project is conducted in collaboration with the Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School.


  1. K.S. Choi, K.H. Lo. A virtual reality training system for helping disabled children to acquire skills in activities of daily living. The 14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2014), Saint-Denis, France, July 9-11, 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8548, part II, pp. 244-251, 2014.
  2. V.C.L. Chiang, K.S. Choi, et al. The outcomes of haptic visual reality training of activities of daily living for special school students with upper limb disabilities, International Conference on Health System Innovation, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 18 – 20 March 2015.