Recovery Tech, the award-winning startup company, has designed, developed and commercialized Virtual Reality (VR) game based rehabilitation system with neurorehabilitation principles especially for Stroke patients.
Our product is a game-based post-stroke rehabilitation application and hardware, designed to evoke specific therapeutic motions that are beneficial for recovery.
Area of Activity
Upper limbs movements, Lower limbs movements, Speech improvement, Visual improvement, Cognitive improvement.
Recovery Tech team is working on the development of training activities that are clinically effective. Training activities are updated to keep users engaged.
What Is Virtual Reality Rehabilitation?
Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds. By simulating as many senses as possible, such as vision, hearing, touch, even smell, the computer is transformed into a gatekeeper to this artificial world. Virtual reality (VR) is a trending, widely accessible, contemporary technology of increasing utility to biomedical and health applications.
Virtual reality rehabilitation is the use of virtual reality technology in the context of rehabilitation to help patients recover from various physical and cognitive impairments. The use of VR technology in rehabilitation derives from research in computational neuroscience involving motor learning mechanisms. VR provides real-time visual feedback for movements, thereby increasing engagement in enjoyable rehabilitation tasks. VR provides alternative rehabilitation programs with new and effective therapeutic tools that can improve the functional abilities of a wide variety of rehabilitation patients in a neurological setting. Virtual reality rehabilitation has been used to treat a variety of conditions, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In stroke rehabilitation, for example, virtual reality simulations can help patients practice movements and exercises that can improve their balance, coordination, and range of motion. It has shown promise as a tool for improving patient outcomes in rehabilitation settings, and it is likely to become an increasingly important part of the healthcare landscape in the coming years.
RecoveryTech, an Oshawa-based healthcare startup on a mission to become leaders in the recovery of patients with neurological disorders.
Learn More About Stroke
This has been accompanied by an overall 3.1% increase in age-standardised stroke prevalence rate (1300.6, UI 1229.0–1374.7 per 100,000 in 2017) and a 33.4% decrease in age-standardised stroke mortality rate (80.5, UI 78.9–82.6 per 100,000 in 2017) over the same time period 405,000 people in Canada are living with the effects of a stroke every year . When someone experiences a stroke, every second without care can impact the rest of their life.
Today, stroke in Canada continues to rise. According to new data more than 89,000 strokes occur each year. This increase is due to the aging population (age is a risk factor for stroke) and younger people having strokes (likely due to an increase in risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity). The number of Canadians who are living with stroke has increased to 878,000. annual stroke occurrence rates in Canada have increased to 108,707 – or roughly one every five minutes. This highlights the need for strong stroke care, treatment and recovery systems across the country.