Updated: Jul 27, 2020
There are more than 800,000 people in the US alone that suffer from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) every year.
The rehabilitation community is looking for the next best technology to help an individual's recovery. To truly help the people needing therapy treatment, the technology has to be efficient and proven through research. It also has to be affordable and available to the millions of individuals world wide who need it.
Enter, Virtual Reality:
Its popularity has been rising in recently, commonly associated with video games and fun. But what many innovators and those inside virtual reality communities are realizing, it has endless possibilities to be the right fit for certain industries. The technology and hardware has drawn a lot of hesitation to use in the past because it’s too expensive, too many wires and liabilities when using on patients, or many clinics may be just set in their ways with traditional practices and don’t have the time to learn and integrate these new types of technologies.
With the release of the Oculus Quest, Oasis Eye Care is finding ways to incorporate the very best of this technology into all of our rehabilitative programs. We believe that this will give brain injury patients a dynamic way to accelerate their treatment.