Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation (The First Facility to Install the OmniVR Virtual Rehabilitation System West of Hendersonville
Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation has installed the OmniVR (Virtual Rehabilitation System) The OmniVR is the World's first 3D "virtual rehabilitation" system designed specifically for aging adults and others with physical limitations.
The technology is an important new tool for physical, occupational and speech therapists to help make therapy more fun and rewarding for residents.
With the guidance of our therapist, one or two residents at a time can use the system to participate in a variety of therapeutic activities and exercises selected for their individual physical challenge or condiiton.
Although the OmniVR has been developed around cutting-edge technology, it is very easy for therapists and residents to use. The system uses a unique 3D "time of flight" camera and specialized computer software that captures the resident's precise movement - or "avatar" - in real time, and introduces it into a computer simulated virtual environment displayed on a large monitor. Once the resident has entered the virtual environment, our therapists use their expertise and clinical judgment to select the proper exercise program and parameters that best suit the resident's condition and treatment plan.
The OmniVR includes six "skilled" therepeutic exercise categories including seated exercises, upper extremity exercises, balance, ealking, wheelchair mobility and cognitive activities. The system has been designed to improve functional abilities through muscle strengthening, balance, movement, coordination, endurance and cognitive skills. At the end of each exercise program or activity, the system produces a "Training Summary" to help therapists measure the patient's ongoing performance and progress.
There is an increasing volumn of evidence demonstrating the value of virtual rehabilitation. Research suggests that residents will exercise harder and longer when "immersed" in a virtual rehabilitation environment providing positive reinforcement. The OmniVR along with the IN2L (it's Never Too Late) and our therapists, Maggie Valley is offering the most up to date technology available. Come by and let our trained therapists demonstrate this new technology offered only at Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation. .