Sports technologies are part of the growing global sports and recreation industry. In the world of high performance sport, prominent sports stars and elite coaches are increasingly tapping into the world of technology and innovation to advance performance.In Aspetar we believe that excellence in Sports medicine, using the most innovative technologies and evidence based medicine, Innovations in technology are applied across all Aspetar areas of sports science, sports medicine, sports surgery, sports rehabilitation
The advantage of virtual reality is that the possibilities are essentially endless. Virtual environments can be customized by designing tasks that fit the individual’s cognitive and physical impairments, which is critical in maximizing brain reorganization and reactivating those brain areas involved in motor planning, learning, and execution , as well as in maintaining engagement.
Aspetar sports science department now use Virtual Reality facilities to provide more advanced digital rehabilitation methods in addition to traditional therapy to maximizing the effect of rehabilitation measures, also this can provide individualized treatment plans developed on the basis of careful assessment and following case-by-case treatment goals as well as monitor and track recovery.
Virtual reality could make the biggest difference for professional athletes, though, is in helping them recover from injuries.
Aspetar Research team also using VR as a new approach to concussion screening to help diagnose concussions.