Delightful and Engaging Way of Rehabilitation by Charles Watson
Posted on August 17, 2022
Over 3.3 percent of all Americans have to live with the repercussions of stroke or brain injuries that seriously impairs cognitive and motor skills. Extensive research indicates that the most important element in any rehabilitation program is carefully directed, repetitive well-focused practice. Studies show virtual reality (VR) can be a valued tool to help rewire neural pathways.
Virtual reality can be applied to recovering lost physical capabilities as well as emotional deficits by recreating difficult environments. VR might also be used to develop supportive environments for those with long-term disabilities. Gaming environments to support cognitive learning and retraining are also important.
Neuro VR is an innovative and immersive solution using 3D exercises that excite brain function and help form new neural pathways to help recovery.
VR Rehabilitation includes active involvement in improving hand-eye coordination, mindfulness meditation activities to stimulate visual and auditory components, and immersive full-body experiences to capture a wide range of functionality. Therapists instruct clients in real-time, monitor, then store data from their sessions to track trends, improvements, and benefits of using VR as a treatment modality.
Immersive technology refers to new ways of interacting, creating and displaying content applications and experiences. Immersive technology has revolutionized the digital experience by combining the virtual with users' sound, sight, and even touch.
Immersive technologies allow a person to feel a part of an artificial, simulated environment. For instance, immersive theatre requires the audience to interact with the set, props, and actors. In contrast, an immersive air control dashboard may permit the operator to see and interact with real-time monitoring data.
Virtual reality (VR) completely swaps a user's settings with a digital environment using a head-mounted display (HMD) with two near-eye displays. VR offers both industrial applications and creative experiences with new modes of storytelling.
Research on VR use for pain distraction therapy enables the creative use of VR to manage various pain types within chronic and acute pain. VR's characteristics of immersion, embodiment, and others effectively distract individuals from their state of pain and provide some much-needed relief.
Augmented and Virtual Reality applications are increasingly being proposed to prevent and treat brain injuries. Augmented reality (AR) produces an immersive experience for users by merging the real with the virtual. Utilizing machine learning algorithms and computer vision, the device can understand the real world in both a spatial and semantic sense.
Haptic Technology is popularly called "3D touch" or "kinaesthetic interaction." Unlike other immersive technologies, it involves tactile feedback, including pressure, movements, and vibrations. Haptics is likely to be one of the main ways we interact with applications and content in future computing paradigms –spatial computing or the "metaverse."
To sum it up, recent developments in immersive technologies have created new opportunities for businesses to solve problems, seize opportunities, and push innovation forward.
Why immersive experiences or solutions?
The continued development of immersive technologies has impacted the economy and many industries because they offer new and exciting ways of interacting, analyzing, and creating. Here are a few examples why immersive experiences and technologies have been applied to existing cross-industry problems.
From the healthcare and sports industry to the military, immersive technologies have altered how training is designed and delivered. VR and AR have increased the speed and quality of training. It allows a more hands-on training experience which is very valuable and usually difficult to achieve in conventional classroom settings. This includes soft and technical skills, for example, handling difficult situations or managing a team.
The reduction or removal of environmental cues can benefit the delivery of rehabilitation interventions by creating a setting in which individuals can focus their attention on the task at hand.
Using low stimulation environments during all phases of the rehabilitation process can have numerous clinical advantages. Further, low-stimulation environments are often preferred during oculomotor and vision retraining exercises to limit the extent of visual distractions. Such settings are useful in promoting a relaxed state and mitigating stress levels.