San Francisco, CA– Telerehabilitation? Yeah, that’s not something I just made up and added to Wikipedia this morning. In fact, it’s a new way of leveraging technology in order to help patients recovering from impairments and health-related ailments.
A company called Virtualware is using the power of Leap Motion technology to help people recover from strokes and Parkinson’s Disease. Through using these telerehabilitation techniques they can take existing affordable technology and create more engaging experiences for people of all ages remotely.
“One of the most interesting things that became evident when people first started using VirtualRehab Hands is the real demand for such solutions from the actual patients,” he continued. “People who suffer from neurological disorders and diseases are really motivated to get better, and are looking for new ways to do so, no matter what age they are.
Virtualware has longterm plans to add more therapeutic games for a variety of different neurological and physical disorders. Each of the games will be based on work with neuorologists and physical and occupational therapists to ensure the best possible outcomes and value for patients. They have also discussed expanding their work to help support children with early development problems.