VIRTUAL REALITY FOR GAMIFIED MOTOR THERAPY
Findings on the playing forward Platform
15.5 million children in the USA require motor therapy due to trauma and related injuries, congenital and physical disabilities, as well as neurodegenerative illnesses
ASD is the fastest growing neurodevelopmental disorder in the US, impacting 2 million people in total. The increase in ASD has outpaced the availability of therapists, thereby limiting therapy access
The number of occupational and physical therapists is projected to decrease by 2030, driven by a rapidly-aging population
Playing Forward offers a customized user platform, combining an engaging vR gaming experience with machine learning algorithms
GaitwayXR™ is a new immersive virtual reality gaming platform designed to selectively target motor domains (e.g. dynamic balance, bilateral coordination, and locomotion) and is endorsed by occupational and physical therapists. The gaming system provides an unprecedented opportunity for interactive experiences to enhance motor skills and cognitive functions such as switching, inhibition, working memory, and other higher level cognitive functions through an entertaining and captivating platform.
Playing Forward has developed a fully-automatic approach at home to capture whole body motion using machine learning techniques. Through using motion capture data, Playing Forward has created a way to develop personalized and individualized biomechanical profiles of its users. This unique process creates a closed-loop system that operates in real-time to customize the challenge – targeting and personalizing specific motor skill domains to ensure optimal therapy for each child.