Stroke Rehabilitation VR Game Debuts At SXSW

App Attic demonstrate their latest VR product designed to help stroke victims.

AppAttic have shown off Magic Moovr, a new virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation game that aims to turn patients into players.

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AppAttic have designed an immersive VR experience that is designed to offer rehabilitation for those affected by strokes by taking advantage of neurological physiotherapists and Pico Neo 6DoF mobile head-mounted display (HMD) along with two motions controllers and Leap Motion 180-degrees hand tracking. By taking expertise from neurological physiotherapist along with their history in creating videogame styled products, AppAttic have taking the latest in technology and applying it to adapting to a users physical ability.

Debuting at South by Southwest (SXSW), Magic Moovr is a movement-based mobile VR product that has be developed in partnerships with patients, clinicians and patients. A user is able to play through all stages of the patient’s rehabilitation journey at the same time as being able to enjoy the experience with friends, family and carers in a social environment.

Pico Neo

AppAttic CEO, Carley Morrow, commented on Magic Moovr by saying: “Our ultimate vision is to empower patients and their loved ones by turning them into players and participants. Magic Moovr takes them out of reality and into a virtual world where they can see different, play different and be different.”

Magic Moovr has been designed for the new Pico Neo standalone VR HMD which offers an all-in-one experience. As Magic Moovr is versatile and can be leverage to offer controller-less interactive but is being demonstrated at SXSW with the use of the upcoming Leap Motion 180-degree embeddable VR and augmented reality (AR) module. AppAttic are using it to showcase the power and simplicity of hands in VR that empowered stroke rehabilitation.

AppAttic CTO, Rachel Gawley, commented: “We’re leveraging emerging six degrees of freedom (6DoF) mobile VR headsets and advanced hand tracking to create a fully immersive, wireless and controller-less experience. These near-future technologies are in advanced stages of development and are expected to become ubiquitous personal entertainment and productivity devices in the coming
years.”

The demonstration of Magic Moovr at SXSW by AppAttic is the first public display of the solution and is one of ten companies that were selected by the UK Department of Trade and as a showcase company for Immersed In Northern Ireland.

VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on Magic Moovr and AppAttic in the future, so make sure to stay tuned.

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