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  • Dr.  Uri Feintuch
Dr Uri Feintuch
Research Areas
The use of technology in rehabilitation
Virtual reality application in rehabilitation​​
​​ The role of haptic feedback in task performance​
Treatment of pain​
Implementation of machine learning tools in rehabilitation​
Selected Publications
Meiner, Z., Feintuch, U., Sajin, A., Yovchev, I., Gartsman, I., Moreh, E., Tsenter, J. & Schwartz, I. (2015) Rehabilitation outcomes of stroke patients: Effect of age on functional outcome and discharge destination. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 31(2), 138-144.
Weiss, P.L., Kizony, R., Feintuch, U., Rand, D., & Katz, N. Virtual reality applications in neurorehabilitation. (2014). In M.E. Selzer, S. Clarke, L.G. Cohen, G. Kwakkel & & R. H. Miller (Eds.). Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation 2nd  Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Shiri, S*. Feintuch, U*., Weiss, N., Pustilnik, A., Geffen, T., Kay, B., Meiner, Z & Berger, I. A virtual reality system combined with biofeedback for treatment of chronic pediatric headache – a pilot study (2013). Pain Medicine. 14: 621–627.
 * Equal Contributors
Shiri, S.*, Feintuch, U*., Lorber-Hadad, A., More, E., Twito, D., Livnat, A., Tuchner, M. &  Meiner, Z. (2012) A novel virtual reality system integrating viewing self–face online and mirror visual feedback for stroke rehabilitation: Feasibility Study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 19(4), 277-286.
* Equal Contributors
Shiri, S., Wexler, I.D., Feintuch, U. Meiner, Z., & Schwartz, I. (2012) Post polio syndrome:  Impact of hope on quality of life. Disability and Rehabilitation.34(10), 824-830.
Shiri, S., Tuchner, M., Feintuch, U.,  Shahar, M. & Meiner, Z. (2010) US Patent  No. 7,771,343 - "A System and Method for Treating Chronic Pain”
Feintuch U., Manevitz L., & Silnitsky N. (2010). Classification and clustering of brain injuries from motion data of patients in a virtual reality environment. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Neural Computation, pp. 246-252
Marhasev, E., Hadad, M., Kaminka, G. A., & Feintuch, U. (2009). The use of hidden semi-markov models in clinical diagnosis maze tasks. Intelligent Data Analysis, 17(6), 943-967..
Feintuch, U., Meiner, Z., Tuchner, M., Lorber-Haddad, A.& Shiri, S. (2009). VirHab – A virtual reality system for treatment of chronic pain and Disability. Proceedings of the Virtual Rehabilitation 2009 International Conference – IEEE, pp. 83-86.
Shiri, S., Gurevich, T., Feintuch U., & Beglaibter, N. (2007) Positive psychological impact of bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery, 17, 663-668.
Feintuch, U., Haj, J. & Weiss, P. L. (2006). Low-cost haptic-aural virtual environments for way-finding by children with congenital blindness: feasibility study. Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation – IEEE. New York, pp 78-81.
Feintuch, U., Raz, L., Hwang J., Yongseok, J., Josman, N., Katz, N., Kizony, R., Rand, D. ,Rizzo, A. A., Shahar, M. & Weiss  P. L. (2006). Integrating haptic-tactile feedback into a video capture based VE for rehabilitation. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 9(2), 129-132.
Weiss, P.L., Kizony, R., Feintuch, U., & Katz, N. Virtual reality in neurorehabilitation (2006). In M.E. Selzer, S. Clarke, L.G. Cohen, P. Duncan, & F. Gage (Eds.). Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation - Medical Rehabilitation. pp 182-197.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Katz, N., Ring H., Naveh, Y., Kizony, R., Feintuch, U. and Weiss, P.L. (2005). Interactive virtual environment training for safe street crossing of right hemisphere stroke patients with Unilateral Spatial Neglect. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29(2), 177-181.
Rand, D., Kizony, R., Feintuch, U. ,Katz, N., Josman, N., Rizzo, A.A. & Weiss, P.L. (2005). Comparison of two VR platforms for rehabilitation: Video capture versus HMD. Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments, 14(2), 147-160.
Dvorkin A.Y., Shahar M, Feintuch U. and Weiss T. Motor assessment within virtual environments: Distractor interference effects in reaching toward visual targets, Neural Plasticity 12(1), 14, 2004.
Feintuch, U., Rand, D., Kizony, R., & Weiss, P.L. (2004). Promoting research and clinical use of haptic feedback in virtual environments. In: P. Sharkey, R. McCrindle, & D. Brown (Eds). Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technology.  Oxford, UK, pp 141-148.
Feintuch, U., Rand, D, Kizony, R, & Weiss, P.L Development of a "low end" multimodal feedback program for motor, cognitive and sensory rehabilitation. Cyberpsychology & Behavior 7 (3), pp 281-282 ,2004
Rand, D., Kizony, R., Brown, H., Feintuch, U, & Weiss, P.L. Effect of performance demands and constraints within virtual environments. Cyberpsychology & Behavior 7 (3), pp 282-283, 2004.
Feintuch, U., & Cohen, A. (2002). Visual attention and co-activation of response decisions for features from different dimensions. Psychological Science, 13, 361-369.
Cohen, A., & Feintuch, U. (2002).  The Dimensional-Action system:  A distinct visual system.  In B. Hommel, & W. Prinz (Eds.), Attention & Performance XIX, pp 587-608. Oxford: Oxford University Press
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