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Console based rehabilitation- A Future of Engaging Recovery

Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna, Tutor, Saveetha college of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai.

It represents a paradigm shift in the world of Physiotherapy. It is a fusion of entertainment and therapy that not only makes the rehabilitation journey more fun but also enhances the therapeutic benefits, especially for the neurological population. As patients actively participate in these engaging exercise protocols through games, they not only recover physically but also experience mental and emotional well-being during the rehabilitation Process fostering a holistic approach to recovery.

The Neurophysiotherapy team at Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, SIMATS has created a facilitating environment through the use of virtual reality devices in order to provide games through tablets, mobile phones as well as computer-based brain games to provide console-based rehabilitation. The use of these technologies allows real-time tracking, and analysis of movements, providing immediate feedback to patients and physiotherapists as well. The customizable property of console-based rehabilitation games allows healthcare professionals to tailor exercise intensity and level of difficulty according to patient needs and progress.

In a nutshell, Console based therapy redefines the therapy by merging it with immersive world of gaming. The gamification elements not only witness active participation but also make a shift towards a more engaging and accessible healthcare experience.

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