Virtual Reality Makes Physiotherapy a ‘Game to be Won’
BioGaming – November 16, 2015 – Monitored Rehabilitation Shifts Patient Recovery to the Home, improves Standard of Care, Reduces Therapist-Patient Face Time and Makes Physio Fun
BioGaming, the leading developer of virtual reality physiotherapy solutions, has taken computer aided patient recovery to the next level. For the first time, exercise routines can be created by licensed physiotherapists for patient use at home, using ‘motion capture technology’ to ensure correct rehabilitation, and low cost hardware and mobile apps automatically to connect the physiotherapist with the progress of the patient.
Biogaming allows physiotherapists to create digital personalized exercise plans, which it then automatically converts into games tailored specifically for patients, who are given hardware and instructions to connect with the platform in the cloud. A patented motion detection algorithm powers a Microsoft Kinect 3D motion capture camera which can be connected to Microsoft Windows computers or paired with a provided Xbox One for use with a television. Rich reporting capabilities enable progress automatically digitally.
Says Dudi Klein, founder and CEO of BioGaming;
“ We are turning therapy into a game to be won. Patients who use BioGaming tap into something extra within themselves to do better in the virtual world, while getting better in the real world, a win win for patient, provider and payer. We are taking proven physiotherapy routines, real-time biofeedback and personal encouragement of sessions in the hospital or clinic and bringing them home. We are closing the gaps in the current physiotherapy process to boost adherence, transform the therapy cost equation for providers, and empower Physiotherapists to deliver better patient outcomes .”
The innovation is designed to tackle the problem of low compliance with traditional physiotherapy approaches where boring routines often demotivate patients. It also helps to include physiotherapists in the fast moving world of digital and mobile innovation in healthcare.
In a world where telemedicine enables more cost-effective, convenient and connected healthcare, BioGaming is the equivalent for the rehabbing of orthopedic injuries.
See how the platform works here;
BioGaming transforms physiotherapy through our Physiotherapy Home Service with an at-home virtual reality platform and gamified exercise programs that are more fun and engaging than traditional rehab exercises. The BioGaming platform uses a state-of-the-art motion capture system along with clinically developed exercise routines to place patients inside of a virtual world where their exercises and rehabilitation are more enjoyable, boosting adherence to their prescribed program. BioGaming investors include the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Economic Ministry, Israel, TriVentures, The Time and Firstime Ventures. For more information, please visit www.biogaming.com .
BioGaming is ISO 13485 certified and has earned a CE mark for use across Europe, and is pending FDA approval in the United States. Physiotherapists can rent BioGaming systems on a month-to-month basis with no long-term commitments by visiting http://www.biogaming.com .
These new offerings build on BioGaming’s patent-pending solution for creating and delivering more fun and engaging gamified exercise routines that earned the company the Innovation Award at MEDICA in 2014.
The BioGaming at-home virtual reality physiotherapy platform and mobile application will be part of BioGaming’s exhibition at MEDICA, the world’s largest medical trade fair, in Dusseldorf, November 16-19, in Hall 05, Stand M19
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