Virtual Reality Rehabilitation @ Home

abstract linesINFALIA was selected as Subgrantee by the SHAPES Project evaluation team following the SHAPES Open Call 1 (SHAPES-OC1-Enablers) for proposals published on 1 December 2020 as a candidate to receive Financial Support as a Third Party under Art. 15 of the Grant Agreement.

MYONABLER@VR is a Virtual Reality (VR) application that provides patients the opportunity to perform gait retraining exercises (Exergames) at home and keep up with their intervention program with low-cost equipment, even in quarantine.

Rehabilitation patients often do not adhere to and follow their treatment plan – especially in rural areas and quarantine conditions. This can be attributed to:

  • The lack of technical equipment at home (treadmills, robotic exoskeletons, biofeedback monitors and sensors)
  • The absence of reliable medical condition assessment methods and advice
  • Motivation shortage in prolonged periods at home

MYONABLER@VR uses affordable and portable equipment coupled with deep interdisciplinary knowledge to provide advice and promote engagement for rehabilitation at home. Specifically, it employs:

  • A VR headset + An ElectroMyoGraphy (EMG) sensor equipment (one-time purchase)
  • The MYONABLER@VR software that provides guidance and re-training individuals to change coordination of redundant muscles and reduce load (subscription service)