September 12, 2022 – XRHealtha provider of virtual reality (VR) therapy solutions to integrate patient care into the metaverse, recently announced that the company has added NeuroRealityfrom cognitive training to its virtual clinics.
NeuroReality offers an immersive VR gaming experience known as “Koji’s Quest”, designed for people suffering the consequences of stroke and brain damage. Patients are guided through activities aimed at helping them regain functionality in their daily lives.
“We are constantly adding cutting-edge virtual reality therapy programs for our users so they can have a one-stop-shop for all of their rehabilitation needs,” said Eran Orr, Founder and CEO of XRHealth. “We find that patients enjoy play-like therapy experiences and are more likely to stick to prescribed programs as they engage in the comfort of their home.”
NeuroReality is based on the concept of neuroplasticity and other neuroscientific principles as well as gamification, AI, and conventional rehabilitation paradigms to rewire the brain, creating new pathways for patients to relearn how to engage in activities they were doing before the injury.
Rehabilitation exercises focus specifically on improving attention (divided and selective), executive functioning, visual spatial skills, reaction time, accuracy, memory and numerical manipulation. Cognitive skills are imperative for everyday activities like counting money, going to the store, making a recipe, etc. According to XRHealth, its cognitive training technology is used for patients who have acquired brain injury or cognitive deficits, such as concussion syndrome, brain fog due to long COVID, cognitive impairment following a stroke or lack of oxygen to the brain, or for post-ICU patients.
NeuroReality offers six training modules accompanied by a virtual assistant that guides patients through the process and is particularly useful for users who do not have a healthcare provider by their side. Each program has a dynamic difficulty progression that is automatically adjusted to make tasks easier or more difficult, based on users’ progress. Additionally, NeuroReality includes a system that allows patients to visualize their personal progress by watching a “tree of life” grow or watching a seed blossom in “the garden of Zen.” It also includes meditation practices so that patients who are working hard on their cognitive rehabilitation can relax from the intensity of the exercises.
“I started NeuroReality after a family member suffered a stroke and discovered gaps in ongoing care for brain-injured patients. NeuroReality offers ongoing neurological rehabilitation to bridge this gap to that patients can recover faster and enjoy every step of the rehabilitation process,” said Faviola Brugger-Dadis, Founder of NeuroReality. “The company’s mission is to improve the lives and outcomes of patients who suffer from brain injury, where doctors can monitor patients remotely and track progress.”
According to XRHealth, the company now has a simple process through its XRHeath Developer API to integrate more third-party apps into its platform to create a better toolkit for clinicians. Through the XRHealth platform, all patient data can be monitored by a clinician in real time so that training can be tailored to individual needs and healthcare outcomes can be measured at every session.
For more information about XRHealth and its virtual reality (VR) therapy solutions, please visit the company’s website. website.
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