September 12, 2022 – XRHealth, a provider of therapeutic virtual reality (VR) solutions to bring patient care into the metaverse, has recently announced that the company has added NeuroReality‘s cognitive training to its virtual clinics.
NeuroReality offers an immersive VR gaming experience known as ‘Koji’s Quest’ that is designed for individuals who suffer from the consequences of stroke and brain injuries. Patients are guided through activities aimed to help regain functionality in their everyday lives.
“We are constantly adding state-of-the-art virtual reality therapeutic programs for our users so they can have a one-stop-shop for all their rehabilitation needs,” said Eran Orr, Founder & CEO of XRHealth. “We find that patients enjoy the game-like therapy experiences and are more likely to stick with the prescribed programs since they are engaging from the comfort of their home.”
NeuroReality is based on the concept of neuroplasticity and other neuroscientific principles as well as gamification, AI, and paradigms from conventional rehabilitation to rewire the brain, creating new pathways so patients can relearn how to engage in activities they did prior to injury.
The rehabilitation exercises specifically focus on improving attention (divided and selective), executive functioning, visual spatial skills, reaction time, accuracy, memory, and numerical manipulation. Cognitive skills are imperative in the context of everyday activities like counting money, going to a store, making a recipe, etc. According to XRHealth, its cognitive training technology is used for patients that have acquired a brain injury or cognitive deficits, such as post-concussion syndrome, brain fog from long COVID, cognitive impairments as a result of a stroke or lack of oxygen to the brain, or for post-ICU patients.
NeuroReality has six training modules that are accompanied by a virtual assistant that guides patients through the entire process and is especially helpful for users that don’t have a healthcare provider working alongside them. Each program has a dynamic difficulty progression that is automatically adjusted to make tasks easier or harder, based on the users’ progression. Additionally, NeuroReality includes a system that allows patients to visualize their personal progress by watching a “Tree of Life” grow, or watching a seed bloom in “the Garden of Zen.” It also includes meditation practices so that patients working hard on their cognitive rehabilitation can relax from the intensity of the exercises.
“I started NeuroReality after a family member suffered from a stroke and I discovered gaps in continued care for brain injury patients. NeuroReality provides continuous neuro rehabilitation to close that gap so that patients can recover quicker and appreciate each step in the rehabilitation process,” said Faviola Brugger-Dadis, founder of NeuroReality. “The mission of the company is to improve the lives and outcomes of patients that suffer from a 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 bring more third-party applications into its platform in order 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 for the individuals’ needs and healthcare outcomes can be measured at each session.
For more information on XRHealth and its therapeutic virtual reality (VR) solutions, please visit the company’s website.
Image / video credit: NeuroReality / YouTube
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