SOURCE: BioGaming, Ltd.

BioGaming, Ltd.

November 10, 2015 08:00 ET

BioGaming Virtual Reality Physiotherapy Platform Now Available for Home Use to Improve Patient Adherence and Lower Therapy Costs

Monitored Home Rehabilitation and New Mobile App Shift Patient Recovery to the Home, Reducing Therapist-Patient Face Time and Improving Standard of Care

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - BioGaming, the leading developer of virtual reality physiotherapy solutions, announced today two innovations that are firsts in the industry: physiotherapists in the United Kingdom, Europe and Israel can now prescribe the BioGaming rehabilitation system to patients for at-home use, and iOS and Android companion applications are now available to facilitate communications between physiotherapists and patients. These new offerings build on BioGaming's patent-pending solution for creating and delivering more fun and engaging gamified exercise routines that earned the company the Innovation Award at MEDICA in 2014.

"Adherence to traditional physiotherapy approaches is painfully low, and boring routines often demotivate patients and fail to improve patient health as intended," said Dudi Klein, founder and CEO of BioGaming. "We're taking the proven physiotherapy routines, real-time biofeedback and personal encouragement of sessions in the hospital or clinic and bringing it home. It closes the gaps in the current physiotherapy process to boost adherence, transform the therapy cost equation for providers, and empower our customers to deliver better patient outcomes."

The BioGaming platform for home use features BioGaming's patented motion detection algorithms that power a Microsoft Kinect 3D motion capture camera. The camera can be connected to Microsoft Windows computers, or paired with a provided Xbox One for use with a television. Physiotherapists use the BioGaming application to create personalized routines for patients which are uploaded to the cloud. This cloud connectivity is used to transmit all of the captured data from the Kinect camera, powering rich reporting capabilities for physiotherapists -- and allowing patients to track progress automatically with no logbooks.

"For all of the digital and mobile innovations in the healthcare space, physiotherapy has been a bit left out. If telemedicine is enabling more cost-effective, convenient and connected healthcare, then BioGaming is the equivalent for the rehabbing of orthopedic injuries," added Klein. "But our platform takes it a step further by making therapy into a game to be won. Patients who use BioGaming tap into something extra within themselves to do better in the virtual world and get better in the real world, which is a victory for patient, provider and payer."

BioGaming is ISO 13485 certified and has earned a CE mark for use across Europe, and is pending FDA approval in the United States. Physiotherapists can rent BioGaming systems on a month-to-month basis with no long-term commitments by visiting http://www.biogaming.com.

The BioGaming at-home virtual reality physiotherapy platform and mobile application will be part of BioGaming's exhibition at MEDICA, the world's largest medical trade fair, in Dusseldorf, November 16-19, in Hall 05, Stand M19.

About BioGaming

BioGaming transforms physiotherapy through our at-home virtual reality platform and gamified exercise programs that are more fun and engaging than traditional rehab exercises. The BioGaming platform uses a state-of-the-art motion analysis system along with clinically developed exercise routines to place patients inside of a virtual world where their exercises and rehabilitation are more enjoyable, boosting adherence to their prescribed program. BioGaming investors include VCs specializing in medical devices, digital health and new media, and the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Economic Ministry, Israel. For more information, please visit www.biogaming.com.

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