Physiotherapy could be done at home using virtual reality

ScienceDaily | Feb 28, 2020 at 8:01 PM
  • Currently prescribed physiotherapy often requires patients to complete regular exercises at home.
  • 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.
  • Researchers at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick are investigating 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.