Nurses and other healthcare professionals are under constant pressure to give all patients an equal amount of attention during their rounds. Physical therapists are only able to see patients so many times a week, up to 60% of a patient’s time in hospitals is spent lying down in bed.
Enter HoloMoves: the Mixed Reality (MR) solutions that promote active recovery. HoloMoves gamifies physical therapy sessions and empowers patients to exercise, with or even without supervision. The head mounted display glasses project holograms around a person while the real world remains visible to them. Instead of doing yet another lap around the ward, patients are challenged to pop virtual balloons, release butterflies and more. The games are inherently activating.
“With HoloMoves, we want to contribute to the digital healthcare transformation,” says co-founder and CEO Joep Janssen. “Holographic Interaction Technology helps us personally motivate patients to get physically active at their own level and pace. As technology progresses and visuals become increasingly realistic, we’ll find even more ways in which we can help improve patient care. We believe mixed reality technology has the potential to address some of the biggest bottlenecks in healthcare provision today.” And with literature showing that increased exercise reduces hospital admission times by as much as 5-14% it’s easy to see how both patient and care facility gain from the introduction of mixed reality applications.