Tag: rehabilitation

Amputee Gait Analysis – in a Music App?

Learning to walk with a prosthetic leg is a challenging endeavor, and a team of researchers from the University of Miami is testing an app to help with this process. Called ReLoad, the app uses music to synchronize and correct the participant’s gait. While many technological advancements have been accomplished with lower limb prosthetics, they […]

Can Virtual Reality Beat Standard Rehabilitation after a Stroke?

While a number of studies have looked into using virtual reality (VR)  to aid in stroke rehabilitation, few have directly compared it to conventional therapy, often consisting of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT). However, a large, randomized-controlled trial of standard therapy versus VR therapy was recently published in the journal Neurology. Titled the VIRTUES […]

Evidence Mounts for Virtual Reality in Physical Rehabilitation

A recent study from New Zealand has demonstrated the potential benefits of using virtual reality (VR) to help paralyzed individuals improve their mobility. Published in Disability and Rehabilitation, the results are part of a growing body of evidence for using VR in rehabilitation. Researchers created an immersive, VR environment for potentially training spinal cord injury […]