Virtualware Health recently released VirtualRehab 3.0, a therapeutic video game solution designed for hand and body therapy with CE approval. According a news release issued by the company, the technology is built for professional therapists who work with patients with severe neurological conditions. VirtualRehab 3.0 is intended to help patients improve balance and fine motor skills using therapeutic games and motion capture technology powered by Microsoft’s Kinect Xbox One and Leap Motion.
The release adds that VirtualRehab 3.0 is available now.
Unai Extremo, CEO and founder of Virtualware Group, explains that the technology was developed in close collaboration with leading neurologists and physiotherapists in Europe.
“By offering patients the flexibility to play in both a clinical setting or at home, we can reach more people who need multiple therapy sessions a week but don’t have the time, resources, or motivation to put in the exercise…” Extremo explains.
Extremo adds that the company has already completed more than 13,000 sessions and 1,300 hours of therapeutic game play, “and this is only the beginning.”
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The VirtualRehab 3.0 platform, the release says, was developed for supervised use with clinical professionals and therapists. It is made to accommodate patients with temporary to long-term neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, peripheral neuropathies, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and to help improve mobility in older adults.
The technology is engineered to serve as a scalable solution for small clinics to large hospitals, the release notes.
The release also states that VirtualRehab 3.0 includes VirtualRehab BODY using the Kinect Xbox One to work on balance and physical movement of the upper and lower extremities; and introduces the new VirtualRehab HANDS for games and exercises aimed at improving fine motor skills and dexterity of the hands. VirtualRehab HANDS comes complete with a Leap Motion sensor, designed to detect precision movements of the fingers and an ergonomic armrest for comfort. Additionally, the release reports that VirtualRehab 3.0 includes a cloud-based software management tool to help healthcare providers track patient progress.
[Source(s): VirtualRehab, Virtualware Group]