There is plenty of scientific evidence that exercise is vital for our health, especially for seniors, people suffering from chronic conditions and people with physical disabilities. A sedentary lifestyle is proven to be as unhealthy as smoking, and inactivity is considered the forth leading risk factor for death according to the WHO. Yet many people with health challenges are not able to simply walk along the beach or ride a bicycle, especially in cases they are bound to stay in a health institute or elderly residence.
And whilst it is the not-so-fit who would benefit most from exercise, it is this exactly this group that often is not motivated to do so. People in care or rehab institutes but also people struggling with chronic or physical challenges have a lot to win with regular exercise. That is where HumanXR comes in: we make physical and cognitive exercise fun again for those who need it most.
So nice to see those people cheering along the way!
The rowing was brilliant. And nice that you can look all around!
Felt like I could cycle again like years ago!
The use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), together referred to as eXtended Reality (XR), is gaining ground fast. We believe we are witnessing the birth of an entire new spectrum of exercise options. And while we don’t dare to claim that our VR experiences are a medical treatment for your clients, we believe they boost the motivation to do regular exercise – especially for people with limited mobility that cannot simply enjoy a walk in the park.
Support healthy aging
Yet many older people are simply not motivated to do classic exercises and struggle with limited mobility. And that is where we help!
Support managing of chronic conditions
HumanXR support professionals to adopt an innovative exercise platform, which helps to promote physical activity amongst people suffering chronic conditions. Why? Because physical activity and exercise are considered principal interventions for prevention of chronic diseases, according to the WHO: asthma, COPD, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, chronic pain, cancer and even dementia can improve with exercise.
Support people with disabilities
This is where HumanXR can help. We aim to provide people with disabilities a sense of freedom and stimulate them to do some form of physical activity in our virtual worlds, depending on the type and severity of disability.
New Horizons offers software and hardware in one integrated package. We supply the New Horizons software installed on a very powerful, compact and silent computer, including Oculus Rift S headset and sensors. We will do remote maintenance and updates for you using the internet. However, we do not ask any personal data and do not store any of your customers’ health data, nor do we transfer local data to a cloud or server. So no hassle with GDPR.