A team of researchers and physicians out of the Movement Disorder Centre at Lawson Health Research has developed a virtual reality tool they hope will enhance rehab care for patients with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.
The tool enhances current rehabilitative care by providing patients with safe and realistic virtual environments to practice daily physical activities like crossing the street and going to the grocery store.
The tool utilizes augmented reality, enabling patients to interact with the virtual world, picking up food items off grocery store shelves and getting in and out of their own bed in a virtual mock-up of their own home.
The team will be attending the C2MTL conference at the end of May where they hope to present their project to industry leaders and investors. Click here to watch the team’s video contest entry for C2MTL.