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MIRA Rehab: a tale of hi-tech physiotherapy

Published on May 29, 2017   20 min

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Hello, everyone. My name is Cosmin Mihaiu, I'm the CEO and co-founder of MIRA Rehab. At MIRA, our mission is to motivate people to get better in a faster, easy and fun way. People who have had a stroke, a bone fracture,
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or who are born with a neurologic condition, usually require physical and sometimes cognitive exercises to regain their mobility and mental capacity. However, therapy can be a cumbersome and sometimes painful process. About 70% of patients don't follow their therapist's recommended exercises at home and, therefore, take longer to recover. This also results in therapists spending longer times with the same patient costing the entire system more money. MIRA is a software platform that turns physical and cognitive exercises
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in to video games making therapy easier to solve. It asks patients to complete the recommended movements to progress through each game level, as a result, patients are playing while at the same time actually recovering. Our system is being used with patients suffering from orthopedic or neurologic conditions. From children, the youngest ever being three years old to seniors, the oldest being 102 years old. MIRA is registered as a class I medical device and it can be installed in clinical environments, where patients go for their regular treatment sessions as well as at home where patients can be remotely monitored by their therapists. We have over 60 institutions worldwide using our system, helping 400 patients every month. We are proud of where we have gotten so far