Neuro Rehab VR Startup Takes First at UTD Big Idea Competition

Published by , November 20, 2017 12:27 pm

(DallasInnovates) Medical VR startup Neuro Rehab VR took first at UTD Big Idea Competition and won  the top $15,000 prize as well as the $2,500 Diversity and Inclusion Award. Neuro Rehab VR creates virtual and augmented reality therapy games to help patients with traumatic brain injuries, neurodegenerative diseases, or those who have suffered a stroke. With physical therapy and cognitive training, the brain does have the ability to recover, said Somareddy, who is a Neuro Rehab VR co-founder and software platform engineer at Fort Worth’s Neurological Recovery Center, where the therapy games are currently being used.
The startup has developed three games so far that focus on different areas of the body and brain. Patients at the Neurological Recovery Center have been using them, but there are plans to expand to five more clinics across the U.S. by the end of the year. With the Big Idea prize money Somareddy said Neuro Rehab VR will hire more software developers. Currently, it’s just her and an intern filling those roles.

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