XRHealth has added NeuroReality’s cognitive training to their virtual clinics. The NeuroReality’s virtual reality neurorehab, a serious game, is an immersive experience known as Koji’s Quest. It was designed for individuals who suffer from the consequences of stroke and brain injuries, where patients are guided through activities aimed to help regain functionality in their everyday lives.
How does it work?
NeuroReality is based on the concept of neuroplasticity and other neuroscientific principles as well as gamification, AI, and paradigms from conventional rehabilitation to rewire the brain, creating new pathways so patients can relearn how to engage in activities they did prior to injury. The rehabilitation exercises specifically focus on improving attention (divided and selective), executive functioning, visual spatial skills, reaction time, accuracy, memory, and numerical manipulation. Cognitive skills are imperative in the context of everyday activities like counting money, going to a store, making a recipe, etc. The cognitive training technology is used for patients that had an acquired a brain injury or cognitive deficits, like a stroke, post-concussion syndrome, for someone who had a lack of oxygen to the brain, brain fog from long COVID, or for post-ICU patients.
NeuroReality has six training modules that are accompanied by a virtual assistant that guides patients through the entire process and is especially helpful for users that don’t have a healthcare provider working alongside them. Each program has a dynamic difficulty progression that is automatically adjusted to make tasks easier or harder, based on the users’ progression. Additionally, NeuroReality includes a system so that patients can visualize their personal progress by watching the “Tree of Life” grow, or watching a seed bloom in “the Garden of Zen.” It also includes meditation practices so that patients working hard on their cognitive rehabilitation can relax from the intensity of the exercises.
With XRHealth, all patient data can be monitored by a clinician in real-time so that training can be tailored for the individuals’ needs and healthcare outcomes can be measured at each session. Sandy Rathod, CEO of NeuroReality, says “tracking these type of metrics can provide insights that guide clinicians in their treatment process. With XRHealth we will be able to bring NeuroReality further into the healthcare metaverse.”
On the record
“We are constantly adding state-of-the-art virtual reality therapeutic programs for our users so they can have a one-stop-shop for all their rehabilitation needs,” says Eran Orr, Founder & CEO of XRHealth. “We find that patients enjoy the game-like therapy experiences and are more likely to stick with the prescribed programs since they are engaging from the comfort of their home.”
“I started NeuroReality after a family member suffered from a stroke and I discovered gaps in continued care for brain injury patients. NeuroReality provides continuous neuro rehabilitation to close that gap so that patients can recover quicker and appreciate each step in the rehabilitation process,” says Faviola Brugger-Dadis, Founder of NeuroReality. “The mission of the company is to improve the lives and outcomes of patients that suffer from a brain injury, where doctors can monitor patients remotely and track progress.”
“We just finished a joint effort to integrate Koji’s Quest into our platform and adapt it to our patient’s needs,” says Miki Levy, Co-Founder & CTO of XRHealth. “We now have a simple process through our XRHeath Developer API to bring more third-party applications into our platform and create a better toolkit for our clinicians. This is a win-win since our platform has years of experience in delivering care in XR built into it, including HIPAA compliance, and operational challenges we solved. Third-party apps can bring new value to patients using this platform.”
The use of extended reality technologies — including virtual, augmented and mixed reality — in healthcare exploded in recent years. If you want to know more about this exciting market and its key players, make sure to get out our report “XR in Healthcare.” It is readily available from our sister website DHbriefs.