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VR / Healthcare

Parkinson’s Disease Physical Therapy VR Training

Project

Recent research suggests that physical therapy, including heart pumping aerobic exercises, muscle strengthening resistance training and balancing can improve or manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Boxing was chosen as the most favorable and engaging training by Parkinson’s patients that combines all three types of exercises.

Solution

Parkinson’s Disease Physical Therapy VR Training was built to create an opportunity for patients with Parkinson’s condition to continue the rehabilitation process dependent on social and physical activities in a safe environment at home, which was essential during the times of pandemic. Also it has an important social component that allows to interact with the Metahuman instructor. This helps address negative social symptoms of the Parkinson's disease that includes stigma, dehumanization, and loneliness.

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