'VRPhysio' is the name of a new virtual therapy tool that is making it possible for patients to take the process of recovery and rehabilitation into their own hands through virtual reality. Most often, undergoing physical therapy requires going to a clinic or having a professional visit one's home, but the VRPhysio system only requires a patient to put on a VR headset.
In the same way that one would move their body through a virtual reality gaming environment, patients are asked to perform tasks to strengthen the weak parts of their body. For example, an activity will call for gestures that are linked to objects in the virtual world, such as filling buckets with water.
The virtual therapy system has the potential to transform physical therapy into a much more accessible and entertaining experience.