Over 57 million people around the world live with a major limb amputation with a further 1 million people undergoing such amputations every year.
Early access to rehabilitation and a prosthesis post-amputation is key to people's physical recovery and mental health. However, it takes four to six months for people to receive a prosthesis.
Without early rehabilitation and a prosthesis, people are more likely to suffer from comorbidities like overuse syndrome and phantom limb pain. In the case of people living with upper limb loss, they lose the ability to use the muscles in their stump used to control a prosthesis within one month.
Instead of wasting precious time waiting for a prosthesis, Virtetic is using virtual reality to help people living with limb loss take advantage of the golden time for rehabilitation and provide valuable data to clinicians.