Neural XR is a therapeutic virtual reality tool that successfully increases the awareness and teaching of self-management strategies for cognitive fatigue after brain injury.
Cognitive fatigue is the most troubling and longest lasting symptom in 73% of individuals recovering from a traumatic or acquired brain injury. The long-term effects of fatigue can considerably impair an individual’s ability to work and lead a normal life.
Neural XR has an advantage over traditional therapy in that complexity can be matched to patient progress, real world stressors / hazards can be simulated safely and multi-modality feedback can be customised.
Our product introduces the ability for a specialist clinician to provide high-level rehabilitation and intervention for patients in remote and rural areas, directly to the individual's home.
The proof of concept was created and trialed by CerebralFix in collaboration between Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust, University of Otago and Callaghan Innovation using a co-design process with clinicians and Rehabilitation engineers.
Neural XR is incubated and supported by EPIC Kawatiri Westport innovation centers commercialisation program.