Virtual reality technologies for equilibrium restoration, movement capabilities and function


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Virtual Reality Technologies for Equilibrium Rehabilitation, Movement Abilities and Occupational Therapy Function


The use of virtual reality technologies for equilibrium rehabilitation and restoration of function and movement ability, today studies show that by training series in a virtual reality system, rehabilitation of movement disorders, posture, walking and balance problems can be significantly improved.

 

What is a virtual reality system for rehabilitation in health care and practice?


Briefly, virtual reality systems are currently in Israel's largest hospitals and similar systems are being used by the US, Canadian and Dutch military and leading research laboratories.


Virtual Reality Reconstruction Systems are based on virtual reality technology that enables dynamic space handling, with the computerized environment challenging equilibrium, movement and spatial perception in a precise and fun way.


Virtual reality rehabilitation systems include hardware and software components, 360-degree viewing compromises, and a therapeutic platform on which a patient can stand or walk, according to a Sheba hospital expert in Israel "Patient movement is recorded by the motion sampling system using 18 infrared cameras, which tracks markers Passives on the patient's body. The recorded traffic is transmitted in real-time to a central computer, which projects a virtual video scene onto a large screen located at 360˚ around the patient. The entire scenario includes a responsive platform for patient movements while encouraging sensory (visual, auditory, and sensory) stimuli, and providing patients with a rare and engaging opportunity to work on movement and balance strategies, agility, coordination, muscle strengthening, walking pattern enhancement, and more Various scenarios in which it is supposed to operate: march on a level road, ups and downs, crossing obstacles, driving or boating, as if it were a ship's navigator. A leg amputated looks like a pirate. Through the system you can build different scenarios for the treatment plan and for testing. The 'recorders' performance can then be compared to the achievements and performance and treatment progress, step by step. "


Who is virtual reality technology intended for today's rehabilitation and treatments in Israel?


Virtual reality technology in rehabilitation contributes to patient populations after:


Central Nervous System Injury - Stroke, Head Loss, Parkinson's, MS, Cancer


Peripheral nervous system injury - folio, glian bra, limb paralysis


Spinal cord injury, myelopathy


Limbs amputations


Cerebral Palsy


Equilibrium problems and recurrence prevention


Orthopedic injuries (after joint replacement, after back surgery, disc break, knee / ankle / shoulder injuries)


Improving performance, prevention and rehabilitation of athlete injuries

The simulated reality technology treatment in rehabilitation is suitable for patients who are in the chronic rehabilitation phase (after being discharged from the rehabilitation center) with minimum standing capacity of several minutes and walking of at least 10 meters with external support and fully independent functioning capability without auxiliary accessory !!!

 

The treatment is not suitable for patients suffering from the following symptoms:


• Unbalanced epilepsy


• A heart problem that limits exercise at moderate intensity


• Unbalanced diabetes


• Severe osteoporosis (T-score lower than 4)


• Orthostatic Hypotension


• Handicap wheelchairs with no external support



In conclusion:


Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Technologies are suitable for training leading to improvement in the following metrics: Improving balance, improving complex tasks, improving daily functioning and strengthening muscles multi.


Patients undergoing virtual reality technology reconstruction in the laboratory reported improved balance, mobility, walking. Significant improvement was also observed in gauges measuring walking speed, equilibrium indices and confidence level in equilibrium.


For professional advice from an expert in the field, you can call Israel Virtual Reality

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