We at the Therapy Lens team see augmented reality as an integral part of home-based therapy of the future. We are exploring the ways and possibilities of using the Microsoft HoloLens in the therapy of patients suffering from dementia but we believe that a therapy focused on patients with other diagnoses could benefit from using the HoloLens as well.
We are glad that we are not the only one seeing the potential and benefit of using novel technologies in cognitive (or physical) therapy. Recently, the Therapy Lens project was part of a review article on the Evidently cochrane website. In the article, Dr. Marta Bieńkiewicz from the Aix-Marseille University in France explores the potential of virtual reality in the therapy of patients with Parkinson disease and patients post stroke.
In her article, Dr. Bieńkiewicz explains the importance of exercise, how and why virtual and augmented reality application can be used in therapy. As one of the examples, she selected the Therapy Lens application. Our application is focused on helping patients with dementia to independently complete activities of daily living.
You can read the full article here.