North Lincolnshire lung patients first in UK to be offered ‘virtual rehab’

In the North Lincolnshire, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) could now use a “VR kit” to help them in the rehabilitation phase. The software part of the kit is developed by Concept Health Technologies. The program is supported by NHS England after a pilote phase with impressive results.

GP practices in the region are offering patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) a kit consisting of a VR headset, wearable sensor and mobile data hotspot so they can partake in rehab exercises from the comfort of their own home.The immersive app places the wearer in a beachside environment, with training led by digital instructor.NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) successfully submitted a bid to NHS England to fund the programme for people in North Linco

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