VRsteps enables people to inexpensively conduct rehabilitation at home by displaying the correct procedures on their mobile or Android TV and with attached sensors monitor their progress both locally and remotely.
Imagine this: you’ve just had knee surgery and have seen a physical therapist to put your leg on the road to recovery. The physical therapist expertly absorbed the details of your condition, learned about how your functioning has changed since surgery, and listened to your worries about your knee in the future. They pulled out all the stops taking specific measurements of the impairments you face and calculating the most effective treatment plan for you and more. But, when it’s time to go home, all you leave the outpatient office with is a printout telling you how to do your exercises. Is this setting you on to the path of success?
Research shows that a sheet of paper isn’t going to cut it. One study from researchers at the University College Dublin found that patients facing musculoskeletal issues didn’t comply with their home exercises between 30% and 50% of the time. While patients might forget how to do their exercises, or not understand how the exercises they’re told to do will help them, at the end of the day, failing to follow the exercises assigned by a physical therapist will likely extend the duration of patient’s treatment, negatively impact the patient’s relationship with their therapist, and may decrease the effectiveness of the treatment in general. So, how can we put patients on a path to succeed with their home exercises?
By guiding them along the way.
The VR Steps app supplies patients with the tools they need to successfully follow their home exercise plans. VRsteps brings physical therapy assistance to your home through virtual reality. Using your Android phone, smart TV or laptop, you can correctly practice the exercises through virtual games that will improve your rehabilitation. Simply choose if you’d like to use virtual reality or the TV presentation mode and view guides helping you from hand therapy to training stability in breathing.
Our unique therapy and training guides are developed with the help of a team of physiotherapy specialists from the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba Israel, where VR Steps was created, to provide excellent quality exercise guides that are designed to truly improve your rehabilitation while you recover at low cost in the comforts of your home.