If you’ve ever dived right into an intense virtual reality (VR) experience – especially when new to the technology – then it’s likely you’ve experienced some form of motion sickness, and it’s not a nice feeling at all. Well, what if you suffered from dizziness and balance disorders on a regular basis, without the assistance of VR. That’s where immersive technology specialist Scale-1 Portal comes in with a new therapy called MoveR.
An application dedicated to vestibular rehabilitation therapy, MoveR is purely intended for health professionals, with the project aided by Thierry Guillot, a physiotherapist specialized in balance disorders.
Using 3D glasses rather than a headset, MoveR offers two experiences which are controlled live by the professional operator. Using a touchscreen they are able to direct these scenarios in order to adapt them to the patient.
The system aims to reduce visual dependence in disorders related to a users balance, so the two experiments generate a sensory conflict in order to make greater use of somesthesia and the vestibular system. One of the experiences is much more interactive than the other, encouraging patients to perform movements in response to the physician’s choices. For example, trying to catch virtual objects or avoid obstacles along a scrolling path.
Scale-1 Portal will be at CES 2019 to showcase MoveR to a global audience, having first installed it at the “Pôle Vertiges et Équilibre” (Vertigo and Balance Center) on 13th November, where more than 30 people have been able to test the product. For any further updates from Scale-1 Portal, keep reading VRFocus.