VirtualRehab is a product that, through serious video games and by using multimedia and motion capture technology with Kinect®, makes it possible to manage and execute physical rehabilitation exercises for people who need this type of therapy. This tool, which has been developed with the cooperation of Fundación Vasca de Esclerosis Múltiple Eugenia Epalza (Eugenia Epalza Basque Multiple Sclerosis Foundation) has an analysis and reporting module that enables physical therapists to track each user’s progress as well as properly monitor the exercises they are doing.
VirtualRET was created by a combination of experts in technology and neuropsychology. It is a platform for treating anxiety disorders through the use of virtual reality and is based on cognitive-behavioral psychology.
Virtual reality is particularly useful in this type of therapy because it enables patients to be exposed to “reality” in a wide range of scenarios in a safe and controlled manner. The tool includes a virtual reality helmet that facilitates gradual exposure to the stimuli that produce high levels of anxiety in patients. This is due to the wide selection of approximation sequences included in the platform.
Asperger syndrome or disorder is a psychological disorder that is defined as the incapacity to associate information about the cognitive and emotional states of other people. Oriented toward children with difficulties in social skills (Asperger, ADHD), eMotion is a diagnostic tool that displays emotional signals that must be recognized through facial expressions.
eMotion enables the capacity to recognize facial expressions and empathy in children between 8 and 11 to be evaluated. Timely detection of this type of psychological disorder may facilitate learning communication and social interaction skills.
The arrival of tablet devices on the market the advance in wireless communication has enabled the development of new tools that facilitate the flow of information between healthcare professionals and patients together with their relatives and caregivers.
The possibility of knowing patients’ state of health in real time as well as the physician’s capacity to “prescribe information” make this type of tool a key element in doctor-patient relations.