Technology offers help for resource shortages in rehabilitation

Easy-to-use exercises for neurological rehabilitation

The innovative KOTO service includes ready-made and user-friendly exercise packages to help rehabilitation professionals and rehabilitees, both remotely and during rehabilitation appointments.

Easy-to-use exercises provide solutions to challenges of social and health care and serve therapists and rehabilitators in speech therapy, neuropsychology and occupational therapy.

Benefits of VR rehabilitation

Benefits for rehabilitee:

  • Provides motivational and activating exercises
  • Provides the opportunity to influence rehabilitees own rehabilitation and quality of life
  • Makes exercising possible when it is most convenient for the rehabilitee, which increases the amount of exercise
  • Gives the freedom to conduct exercises in a familiar and safe environment
  • Monitoring your exercise and your own performance will further increase motivation

Benefits for therapists:

  • Shortens therapy queues
  • Enables personally identified rehabilitation for an increasing number of people that need it
  • Facilitates the health and social services sector, which is suffering from resource shortages

How does the exercise work in practice?

The rehabilitee and their family

  • ​​A family member uses a tablet or browser version to guide and help the rehabilitee to exercise.
  • The rehabilitee exercises with their VR headset on.
  • The exercises are carried out several times per day, according to the rehabilitee’s energy level.

The therapist

  • The therapist monitors the exercises and continuously modifies the exercise package to suit rehabilitee’s needs.
  • Individually designed exercises.
  • Remote therapy is provided, if necessary.

Cloud service

  • Training and data are stored in the cloud.

Content of exercise packages

At the moment, there are exercises in the exercise packages for the following neurological diagnoses: aphasia, delayed language development, DLD, i.e. developmental language disorder, (mixed) specific developmental disorders, speech sound disorder, phonological awareness and neglect.

The exercise packages included for example a “find the object” exercise, in which the rehabilitee searches for identified items, based on audio clues, and a “memory game”, in which the rehabilitee must remember a number of objects, things, or concepts based on text or audio clues. In addition, there are other exercises related to observation and coordination. The innovativeness of the exercises lies in the activating and incentive effects.

“All in all, the VR advantage is that patients forget that they are doing rehabilitation exercises and start having fun while in virtual reality.
In addition, it allows you to exercise without the risk of injury. For example, while practicing traffic safety, it does not matter if the patient makes mistakes.

The games have many different settings choices that allow you to regulate the difficulty level of the exercise and to provide the patient with enough of a challenge.”

Louise Hoberg
Occupational Therapist
Tagdækkervej Rehabiliteringstilbud, Hammel DK

Case example: Aphasia Home Rehabilitation

In the spring of 2019, Peili Vision conducted a pilot study on the use of VR rehabilitation at home.

In the video, you can learn about the encouraging experiences of Anna-Liisa, who is being rehabilitated from cerebrovascular disorder, and her family, during a three-month rehabilitation course with Peili Vision’s aphasia exercises.