Verapy was started by Jonathan Truong, inspired by his own personal health journey. He went through a series of surgeries and diagnoses that followed with therapy sessions. This led him to think of more imaginative ways to go about therapy exercises to keep patients motivated through more engaging activities during a difficult time. Essentially, Verapy brings both occupational and physical therapy towards a more engaging angle through a gamified approach.
It works with virtual reality technology to create a game that directly matches each patient's treatment protocol. It tracks elements such as pain levels, range of motion and ongoing metrics using a wearable gadget. The hardware is wireless and lightweight to that it does not interfere with any motion. To ensure that there is a high level of transparency for both the patients and doctors, rehabilitation specialists have full reports of the therapy exercises and game log.
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Verapy Merges Virtual Reality Technology with Rehabilitation
- By: Amy DuongFeb 4, 2019