Virtual Reality isn’t just for gamers. For therapists like Courtney Fankhauser, Certified Recreational Specialist at Special Tree, it’s a fantastic tool to motivate patients recovering from traumatic brain injury.
“We appreciate the immersive experience VR offers patients,” shares Fankhauser, “And that it allows us to follow their progress.”
In virtual reality, or “VR”, patients interact with 3-D, computer-generated environments to experience activities like baseball, travel, mountain climbing and more. Therapists are able to watch what patients are doing in real time via monitor, then store data from their sessions to track trends over time.
At Special Tree, virtual reality has provided a powerful method to engage patients in the rehabilitation process.
“One of our patients, Josh, uses vir...