Startup Spotlight: Rewellio + Oculus Quest for virtual reality rehabilitation
It’s exciting to see the use of Oculus Quest by the healthcare community. Since its consumer launch in April of 2019, we have seen the Oculus Quest become the go-to platform for many start-ups looking to alleviate the barriers to access that had plagued them in the past.
This month’s spotlight article features Rewellio, a company from Austria, that pairs a mobile app of rehabilitation modules with the Oculus Quest for immersive virtual reality rehabilitation that is accessible in a clinician’s office or even at home.
See How Rewellio Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Works
This video shows how clinicians can use the Rewellio mobile app to guide patients through a series of virtual reality rehabilitation exercises that are experienced through the Oculus Quest.
Patient progress reports are also available through the dashboard as seen in this video:
From the Rewellio YouTube Channel:
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets benefit the rehabilitation process of stroke patients. For decades, mirror therapy has been the most recommended method to trigger movement back into the affected hand and fingers. In VR we are able to build on this proven and very basic concept, but add so much more to it. A motivational avatar guides the patient through a variety of playfully designed exercises and suggest the appropriate modules based on the individual progress made.
We have long been anticipating the market entry of the Oculus Quest as it fits our criteria so well. Our patients and therapists need simple to use devices, not having to worry about the technical setup, especially when used independently at home. This VR headset can be used as easily as a tablet: you turn it on, you launch the app and off you go with your exercise.”
CEO and founder, rewellio
Rewellio virtual reality rehabilitation was inspired by countless stroke patients and their individual recovery journeys. Each journey is different but every patient benefits from additional therapy time. Rewellio supports therapists at their clinic, hospital or rehabilitation center and enables the patient to perform his/her therapy independently at home – or both.
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