Prozeta has developed software using 3D virtual reality, working in close cooperation with the Motol University Hospital. This innovative software helps to identify the optimal rehabilitation protocol before and after the surgery for the cerebellopontine angle tumors, significantly increasing success rates and shortening postoperative recovery time.
The use of virtual reality for these patients is a new and highly promising method with great potential to extend the therapeutic and rehabilitation options for patients suffering from postoperative dizziness.
Theis software development project was undertaken by Prozeta’s youngest development team. Like The Future of IoT Hackathon last autumn, the initiative was intended to give an opportunity to work on extraordinary projects to exceptional young talent in SW and HW development.
In virtual reality, it is possible to simulate real scenarios and thus influence the brain of the patient. Using Prozeta’s new software, patients are exposed to scenarios that simulate real situations where the patient is exposed to stress triggers, thereby increasing the effect of postoperative rehabilitation. The patient is exposed to these 3D computer simulations before the surgical procedure takes place.
Doctors at the Motol University Hospital will consult the results of this process prior to surgery, enabling them to implement appropriate rehabilitation measures and specify their indication criteria. The effect of this rehabilitation will be evaluated primarily by means of questionnaires, electrophysiological methods, and clinical neuro-otological examination.
“A properly selected rehabilitation procedure and its correct timing play a key role in the treatment of patients with a complete unilateral peripheral vestibular lesion that develops in all patients after the surgery. A suitably chosen type of therapy respecting the needs of a particular patient is also dependent on the correct selection of a proper rehabilitation method,”says MU Zdenek Cada, MD, PhD, Doctor of the Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Motol University Hospital, who participated in the software development.
“We are very pleased with the completion of the software for Motol University Hospital. We are pleased that Prozeta was able to give space to talented young IT professionals, who worked very closely and successfully with the Motol University Hospital,” said Jiří Purš, CEO of Prozeta.