A game-changer in rehab exercise!
"Rehab certainly can help with this – but one company hopes to help these exercises become much more enjoyable."
People who have limited movement following a brain injury are at risk of developing pain and future health problems due to prolonged sitting and lack of exercise, which can lead to atrophy of the muscles.
Rehab certainly can help with this – but one company hopes to help these exercises become much more enjoyable.
Munich-based Icaros says its devices are adjustable, easy to use and can be customised to patient’s needs.
The ICAROS Health unit is designed for professional use in therapy and rehab, offering core training for patients who have physical limitations. The device is designed to help improve muscle activity and coordination between muscles, while a slight increase in heartrate boosts circulation.
“We gamify fitness training, mostly using virtual reality (VR),” says co-founder Johannes Scholl.
Gamifying is the application of game-playing features in non-gaming contexts. Icaros does this by creating its own hardware and software solutions in-house to provide exercise experiences linked to flying, that enables users to work out their muscles and their core, as well as shoulders and lower back. It also allows users to work on their coordination, balance and reflexes.
“Patients seem to love what we’re doing,” he says. “We’re constantly trying to improve”.