VReha Pro is a deep learning based VT & AR rehab program for professional sports. The problem that lies in mass sports today is that the health insurance funds and professional associations are carriers of medical rehabilitation. Their costs came to just under nine billion euros in 2015, with growth rates of 4% a year. In addition to increasingly expensive and labour-intensive treatment, the number of rehab cases treated annually also increases to currently two million a year only in Germany. VReha optimises the database-driven rehabilitation, focussing on quality and security during the entire healing process from hospital release during rehab and until preventative measures. Once the VReha has been validated on the professional level, it will be accessible on amateur level.
- Taher Pham, doctor, specialized in rehabilitation and physical medicine, he is the interface between medicine and technique
- PD Dr. Götz H. Welsch, medical leader of the Athleticum – Center for Athletic Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg, specialised in orthopaedics and rehabilitation
- Louis Erber, business management of the project
- Luc Baracat, game designer and deep learning specialist
- Arnaud Briche, VR developer and project manager, Absolute Software GmbH
- The section of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) of the University of Hamburg, under the lead of Prof. Dr. Frank Steinicke (VR expert) is research and development partner of the project.
Taher Pham and his team have developed the VReha Pro Prototype from January 2018 through 31st of May 2018. Taher has participated in several pitches like VR & HEALTH meetup on 25 January 2018 and the 12min.NEXTreality @ HH Games Conference on 5 April 2018. In the framework of Cross Motion, the prototype has been presented for a first time at the Hamburg Animation Conference (Cross Motion has been host of the healthcare track of the conference) on 19 June 2018.Recently, Taher has won a place in the Cross Innovation Lab from Kreativ Gesellschaft that allows him to bring his prototype to the next step under the new name “Metronus”.
The prototype of the rehab programme developed with Cross Motion shall be tested in five hospitals until the end of 2018 and an attached study shall identify how the training programme and the gamification elements work in practice. In the distant future the programme shall be completed with a rehab-app for smartphones that works with augmented reality elements.
Presenting the prototype.