VR rehabilitation

Peili Vision utilizes virtual reality and gamification as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation process.

Technology offers help for resource shortages in rehabilitation

There are problems with multidisciplinary rehabilitation following acute care, as there are several diagnosed rehabilitees living outside of the scope of rehabilitation in Finland.

We want to help rehabilitation professionals utilize the latest VR technology and gamification to support the rehabilitee, which contributes to improving the efficiency of the use of therapy resources and which enables equal rehabilitation.

We have built an innovative technological solution, in cooperation with top researchers in the field. When a rehabilitee finds the rehabilitation process interesting and motivating, the work of a rehabilitation professional is also made easier.

VR technology

The use of virtual reality (VR) in rehabilitation provides proven solutions to many of the challenges in the social services and healthcare system, such as staff shortages.

VR technology makes it possible to develop equal implementation of rehabilitation, regardless of geographical location, while also involving the rehabilitee and their family in the implementation of rehabilitation.

Gamification

Gamification means that games are used in a goal-oriented way, in situations where you want to process issues in a meaningful and concrete way. Gamification as a form of rehabilitation has many strengths, and, in recent years, games have become an important part of the healthcare and rehabilitation tool range.

Peili Vision’s VR rehabilitation is simple, but functional. The progressive nature of exercises lies in their activating and incentivizing effects to exercise more. Digital methods make it easy to record information about a rehabilitee’s progress, provide feedback, and set new challenges.

VR rehabilitation

Ordering

The therapist recognizes the rehabilitee’s need for an intensive period and orders a training package.

Exercise and monitoring

The rehabilitee performs the exercises independently, with the support of family or their therapist. The exercise plan is modified according to the progress of the rehabilitee, and the training results can be viewed by both the therapist and the rehabilitee.

Continuation

The therapist assesses the need for further rehabilitation, on the basis of the results of the intensive period.

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.

VR headsets and tablet/browser versions

  • Exercise instructions are provided for the loved one with tablet and browser versions.
  • The exercises and the number of exercises are updated remotely.

Tablet

  • The therapist logs into the Peili Vision portal with their own profile and manages the rehabilitee’s VR headset and tablet or browser version.
  • The therapist follows the exercises and exercise history performed by the rehabilitee.

Cloud service

  • Training and data are stored in the cloud.

Benefits of VR rehabilitation

Easy-to-use exercises serve therapists and rehabilitees in the fields of speech therapy, neuropsychology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, and provide solutions to challenges in the health and social services system.

The training system transforms according to the rehabilitee’s abilities, needs and performance, creating new tasks as the training progresses. At the same time, the therapist is able to monitor the exercise and, as the rehabilitation progresses, the improvement of the functional capacity of the rehabilitee.

Benefits to the 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 and the social and healthcare sector:

  • Shortens therapy queues
  • Enables personally identified rehabilitation for an increasing number of people that need it
  • Frees up the therapist’s time
  • Facilitates the health and social services sector, which is suffering from resource shortages
  • Provides a tool to measure exercising and progress

“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.