Our Problem Statement:
Approximately 185,000 amputations occur every year in the US, with a total of nearly 2 million amputee Americans. Phantom limb pain afflicts as many as 70% of amputees from as little as 3 months up to possibly the rest of one’s life, occasionally with debilitating pain. To make matters worse, treatment for PLP is extremely subjective and few methods work well for large amputee audiences.
We’re giving Physical Therapists a VR sandbox where they can build aerobic obstacle courses for amputees. With the immersion of modern VR, we will create an experience specifically designed for amputees to reduce incidents of Phantom Limb Pain.
Roger Altizer – Project Director; Greg Bayles – Project Manager; Chris Duncan – Partner; Gabriel T. Ford (2017-2018) – Artist; Jean-Paul Peschard (2017-2018) – Engineer; Hayden Smith (2017-2018) – Producer; Akshay Yewale (2017-2018) – Engineer.