The Best in Virtual Reality Physical Therapy
GestureTek’s Interactive Rehabilitation and Exercise System (IREX®) uses immersive video gesture control technology to place patients into virtual sport or gaming environments where they are guided through clinician prescribed therapeutic exercise regimes. Clinicians can design a fun, interactive exercise program that tests single joints, combined joint movements or full body function.
Patients are immersed in a full-body virtual world where they can interact with on-screen images and objects, designed to enhance the sense of “presence” for the patient. Real-time auditory and visual feedback further stimulates the patient, resulting in improved motivation and effort in rehabilitation exercises. The full IREX system is designed for permanent installations and comes with a green-screen background. A selection of immersive applications from IREX can also be delivered on a portable immersive therapy cart.
The IREX virtual reality environments are specifically designed to rehabilitate the patient in the precise manner recommended by the clinician. The motion of the patient can be monitored and reported to describe functional improvement in the patient’s range of motion, control of motion and balance over the course of their treatment.
The therapist can specify and measure the range of motion, the frequency of successful exercises and number of repetitions completed resulting in:
- Improved executive functioning
- Improved cortical reorganization
- Improved balance and trunk control
- Improved mobility
- Increased sense of control, achievement and independence
- Improved socialization
- Increased compliance/ adherence
- Increased enjoyment and desire to engage
- Pain diversion
All therapy sessions are tracked using the Session Management Tool, a sophisticated camera tracking technology which enables session reporting that can then be used to track and compare patient progress.
What The Research Says:
Medical research confirms that virtual therapy is beneficial for patients with cognitive and physical disabilities, including those with cerebral palsy, autism, Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as those recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injury. As with all GestureTek systems, IREX is completely gesture-controlled and does not require patients to wear, hold or touch anything special, or use any peripheral device. With the system being touch-free, there’s no risk of cross-contamination. All activities are low impact activities and can be made more challenging as patient mobility improves.
What You Get:
With more than 20 virtual environments to choose from, patients can interact and become engaged in various physical activities such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, juggling, playing the drums and snowboarding, while making positive improvements in their mobility. These 20 applications are provided with the system and each can be customized according to the patients’ needs.
|Airborne Rangers||Upper body, arms and shoulders||x||X||x||x||x||x|
|Birds and Balls||Shoulder and arms||x||X||x||x||x||x|
|Coconut||Shoulder and arms||x||x||x||x||x|
|Conveyor||Shoulder, arms and trunk||x||x||x||x|
|Gravball||Upper and lower body and arms||x||x||x||x||x|
|Snowboarding||Upper and lower extremities||x||x||x||x||x|
|Sharkbait||Upper and lower extremities||x||x||x||x||x|
|Formula Racing||Head, torso and upper extremities||x||x||x||x||x|
|Forward Step Down||Lower extremities||x||X||x||x|
|Forward Step Up||Lower extremities||x||X||x||x|
|Forward Step Up & Over||Lower extremities||x||X||x||x|
|Hip Flexion||Hip and knee||x||X||x||x|
|Lateral Step Up & Down||Lower extremities||x||X||x||x|
|Ninja Flip||Leg and ankle||X||x||x||x||x|
|Squat||Lower extremities and knee||x||X||x||x||x|
|Single leg Squat||Lower extremities and knee||x||X||x||x||x|
All you need is a portable Green Screen or a wall which can be painted with Digi Comp Paint. The system comes with an LCD ceiling-mounted projector, a flat-screen television monitor (32” – 40”), and a green mat or Digi Comp painted floor surface (4’ x 10’), plus all other required equipment.. For a portable solution see our Immersive Therapy Suite.
The Immersive Therapy Suite (ITS) is a complete mobile therapy and entertainment solution that delivers over 20 different immersive applications directly to the patient anywhere in a care facility. The cart can be conveniently moved around to different patient rooms, procedure rooms, therapy rooms or common areas and can be used regardless of whether patients are standing, lying in a bed or sitting in a chair. This versatile virtual reality system gives patients the opportunity to engage in music therapy, become active in virtual play, immerse themselves in a soothing sensory environment or become active in virtual play right from their bedside or while awaiting a procedure.