Dr. Anat Lubetzky Uses Virtual Reality to Conduct Balance Research

This spring, Dr. Anat Lubetzky was interviewed by Reuters about her research on treating Physical Therapy patients with balance issues with virtual reality and a responsive floor mat, which she is currently conducting in collaboration with Dr. Ken Perlin, a computer science professor at NYU Courant. In the study, patients use a pressure sensing mat and don a virtual reality headset to practice ducking and avoiding objects and obstructions while maintaining balance in a virtual cityscape. The mat works as a sort of video camera for pressure, and can measure how a patient uses their feet for balance.

To learn more, view this video from Reuters of Dr. Lubetzky working with a patient using VR technologies.

Posted: July 7th, 2017