Back in March we shared this exciting story thanks to our colleagues at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG. The advent of consumer virtual reality technology combined with 3D motion capture allows real movements to be accurately translated onto an avatar that can be viewed in a virtual environment. Our Researchers investigated whether this technology can be used to provide guidance to physiotherapy patients, by providing a virtual physiotherapist in the home to demonstrate the prescribed exercises.
- Current Physiotherapy techniques require patients to complete exercises at home, which doesn’t include much guidance.
- Virtual reality (VR) combined with 3D Motion capture could allow movements to be translated onto an avatar the patient can follow, thanks to researchers at WMG.
- Consumer VR technologies can be used for both providing guidance to physiotherapy exercises, but also to make the exercises more interesting and encourage people to complete the course they need Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion capture.
- The C3-Cloud could be the future for supporting coordinated care across GPs, hospitals and specialties
- The novel solution would benefit patients with multiple conditions who are most in need of a holistic care plan
- It has been recognised by the European Innovation Radar as ‘tech ready’ and could be used to support remote care, not only in everyday use but also in the current and future pandemics
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