Virtual Reality Widens Physical Therapy Opportunities

“The basic office space in the Motor Control Lab on the second floor of Grover Center has the room for a basketball court complete with hundreds of fans and a dojo covered in hardwood,” The Post reports.

“That is possible only when wearing an Oculus Rift DK2 headset, or 3-D glasses.”

“The Motor Control Lab is utilizing the power of virtual reality to learn more about chronic lower back pain and the effects of virtual reality on motion and performance. The lab is working on two different studies: the LEARNING study and the FLAG study.”

“The studies begin with the subject putting on athletic wear equipped with Velcro strips. Motion sensors are attached to several joints and locations such as the elbows, head and the back.”