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Gamified VR Therapy Exercises

Verapy Merges Virtual Reality Technology with Rehabilitation

— February 4, 2019 — Lifestyle
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.
Trend Themes
1. Gamified VR Therapy - The combination of virtual reality and gamification create a unique therapy experience that can be adapted to different patient needs and interests.
2. Digital Wearable Health Technology - The use of wireless and lightweight wearable gadgets to track pain levels, range of motion, and other metrics presents an opportunity for further innovation in healthcare.
3. Data-driven Rehabilitation - The availability of real-time data on therapy exercises and game logs for patients and doctors can lead to personalized treatment plans and improved outcomes.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare Technology - Companies in the healthcare technology industry can explore the potential of gamified VR therapy and digital wearable health technology to innovate and improve patient outcomes in rehabilitation.
2. Gaming and Entertainment - The use of virtual reality and gamification in rehabilitation presents an opportunity for gaming and entertainment companies to expand their market and diversify their offerings.
3. Rehabilitation Services - Rehabilitation service providers can leverage data-driven approaches to therapy and incorporate digital wearable health technology to enhance patient engagement and motivation.
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