Immersive virtual reality provides a highly stimulating environment compared to the traditional rehabilitation treatments. Virtual environments can be tailored according to patient’s preferences and needs, motivating them to maximize their therapeutic exercise training regimen. Real-time multisensory feedback also enhances patient’s awareness of their performance.
We have developed highly accurate motion capture sensors that provide position and orientation to enable real time mapping onto a virtual character (avatar), while being compatible with different postures (lying, sitting and standing) irrespective of the environment. In addition body sway and posture are monitored to optimize the visual feedback to the patient. Post session analysis is provided by the system to track patient’s performance evolution.
We allow recording of non-invasive electroencephalographic (EEG) signals to investigate multisensory and motor processes underlying movement recovery. Continuous brain monitoring during specific goal directed tasks in our virtual environments and its correlation to movement performance provides novel objectives markers for treatment.
With an aging population and increased survival rates for stroke patients, neuro-rehabilitation is imperative in supporting patients in their desire for a normal life.
MindMotionPRO technology allows rehabilitation experts to create personalized exercises sessions for their patients from the acute through to the chronic stage of their recovery pathway.
MindMotionPRO is an easy to use and mobile rehabilitation system, incorporating immersive virtual reality, designed for bedside mirror therapy for hemiparetic patients.
A portable virtual reality device has been developed to help stroke patients recover the use of their limbs. The MindPlayPRO can be used early in the recovery process to trick the patient's brain into believing that immobilized regions of their body are still working, thereby spurring the recovery to take place. Jim Drury has more.