San Diego-based Reflexion Health announced this week that its Vera virtual rehabilitation therapy system has won FDA clearance.
The software system is paired with the Microsoft Kinect gaming technology that joint replacement patients can use to do their prescribed exercises at home. A virtual guide – an avatar of Vera – guides the patients through the physical therapy routine.
The system not only coaches and encourages patients to perform their regimens at home, it also tracks their performance and reports back the data to the physical therapist. With this information, the therapist is able to tweak the therapy in real time to optimize for each patient.