Specialized VR System

2022-01-06 00:13:04
Specialized VR System

Specialized systems are VR systems that were specifically developed for upper limb rehabilitation. Non-specialized systems refer to off-the-shelf systems and commercial gaming systems often designed originally for recreational purposes. Thus far, both types of VR systems have been exploited in different studies investigating the efficacy of VR in upper limb rehabilitation. In this respect, it has recently been suggested that the type of systems used may greatly influence the results of motor recovery. In meta-analysis by Maier et al. concluded that therapy with specialized VR systems leads to a higher beneficial impact on recovery, body function and on activity than CT, whereas non-specialized systems do not render the same outcome. Tailor-made systems designed to be used by patients with upper limb impairments appear to be a more viable tool to deliver effective motor rehabilitation, compared to off-the-shelf systems that were designed for healthy users. Our product as a specialized VR system integrates principles of neurorehabilitation in the therapeutic protocols in order to optimize motor learning and neuroplasticity processes in stroke patients with upper extremity motor dysfunction.

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Specialized systems are VR systems that were specifically developed for upper limb rehabilitation.