Chronic pain, phantom limb pain after amputation, reactivation after stroke or accident: therapies and regular training are almost always crucial for success - and yet only around 35 percent of patients stay on the ball on average. VR applications with their playful approach can help keep motivation high and achieve great therapeutic success. In this 25-minute live talk Cornelia Körber, Project Director Industry Development at hannoverimpuls, will introduce you to players from the Hanover area who are developing VR applications for therapy.
Your benefit? Get to know VR Health Experts from Hanover, learn from players in the field & find a partner!
Phantom limb pain affects about 70 percent of people after an amputation. The cause: a malprocessing of the brain. In pain rehab, experts focus primarily on working with mirrors. A healthy right arm, for example, looks like the lost left arm in a mirror - this allows sufferers to trick their brains and erase the pain memory. However, sufferers also have to exercise regularly at home. Using VR goggles and a hand-tracking module, Ilja Michaelis from Routine Health has developed a digital offering for therapeutic exercises, which Dr. Jennifer Ernst from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) is testing clinically in a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Cornelia Körber will introduce you to this player and dive deep into the topic together with them. What are the opportunities and challenges for players in the field of VR in therapy? How can a tech startup make therapy motivating enough to help people with phantom limb pain or stroke patients? Want to join us live for this interview?