UAE Physiotherapists Embrace Virtual Reality Games to Help Patients Recover

Virtual reality continues to make inroads in the healthcare industry. Therapists are paying close attention to these developments in this industry. In the UAE, virtual reality games are aiding patients when it comes to rehabilitation. Gamifying this experience will make it easier for patients to cope with this process and can potentially speed up the process accordingly.

UAE Sees Merit in VR Therapy

There have been many incidents combining the concept of virtual reality and therapy. In the United Arab Emirates, the current process is a bit different. Various games are being developed for physiotherapy rehabilitation. These games are mainly designed for patients of stroke, cerebral palsy and other conditions which fall in the same category. These games will be sued by the domestic Ministry of Health as part of its AI and VR push across hospitals in the UAE.

At the time of writing, the AI system was already in use at the Ras Al Khaimah Physiotherapy and Sports Center. Other ministry hospitals will receive the same opportunities in the months and years to come. These games have proven to be helpful for patients dealing with the recovery process. Such a process often puts a lot of mental strain on patients, which can impede their recovery time in a negative manner.

Under the hood, this new solution uses different components. First of all, there is a TV set which connects to a sensory kinetic bar and an Xbox linked with these units. By using different games, the therapist can determine how cognitive a patient is at any given time. The games can cater to both children and adults, which shows there is still a lot of merit as far as this new experiment is concerned.

The use of VR and AI in physiotherapy to provide treatment has become rather apparent. It allows the patients to benefit from remote rehabilitation, rather than having to visit a specific location or recovery center first and foremost. Additionally, it allows for a more personalized recovery process, which will benefit the patients in the long run. If successful, therapists all over the world will begin paying more attention to using virtual reality technology in the world of physiotherapy.

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By JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech, VR, and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium.