Scientists from the University of Silesia develop rehabilitation game


Researchers from the University of Silesia created a special rehabilitation game using virtual reality. The game is addressed to patients requiring constant or temporary rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system, having post-traumatic problems, as well as rheumatological and orthopedic diseases.

The rehabilitated persons, thanks to the system of sensors, can play a virtual character in the games “Teddyrun” or “Teddyflight”, and then, trying to avoid numerous obstacles they collect honeycombs or additional bonuses while running in the spaceship. The scenario can be freely changed for patients of all ages.

– The patient must perform certain movements with his hands or torso to achieve the goal of the game to collect as many as possible honey combs, apples or get to a certain number of rooms.

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