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FDA Clears Saebo’s Virtual Reality Rehab System

July 18, 2017

Medical virtual reality device manufacturer Saebo received FDA clearance for its SaeboVR rehab system.

The proprietary platform engages clients in physical and cognitive challenges involving daily functional activities, using a virtual assistant that appears on the screen to provide real-time feedback.

The technology is based on research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health demonstrating the value of activities of daily living (ADL) practice in rehabilitating upper extremities. The Charlotte, NC, company’s system exercises injured or impaired limbs in simulations of daily activities including grocery shopping and preparing meals.

The device can be personalized to alter coordination, timing, speed, endurance and range of motion, and the software issues graphical reports after each session.

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