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VR therapy for stroke survivors

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Virtual Reality therapy can create a clinic that makes it easier for stroke survivors to attend their physical and occupational therapy sessions.

Often therapies fail to reach the elderly as much as they need it, so having VR available for them is very important having it around.

“Physical and occupational therapy are important parts of stroke recovery, in terms of helping survivors regain dexterity and functional motor ability,” said Derek Kamper, an associate professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Besides the therapies, VR can also provide other programs aimed at the elderly's well-being, such as exercise programs and a better quality of life to them. These sessions can be taken individually or in groups. This way, they can maintain their high immunity and joyful attitude.

VR does not intend to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. However, it can be supervised by professionals and used as a tool for bringing some support for elderlies' health.

Article based by Health Europa Magazine

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