The siri of total joints — Duke University studying use of virtual assistant for rehab: 4 key notes

Practice Management

Durham, N.C.-based Duke University is studying whether a virtually assisted physical therapy program is effective for total knee replacement surgery, MobiHealthNews reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. The study is using an in-home, on demand VR program created by San Diego's Reflexion Health.

2. Duke is currently enrolling up to 300 patients into the study spanning six sites in the U.S.

3. The researchers are comparing the VR physical therapy program to an in-home or clinical-based therapy program.

4. The VR program uses a virtual assistant to guide patients through their rehab program, providing real-time feedback. The sessions are recorded, analyzed and available for physician review.

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