What does WalkinVR do?

It adapts the Virtual Reality (VR) for Disabled People.

The VR engages both the mind and body of the player, requiring proper, most real movements. WalkinVR is the ultimate utility for those who can only perform certain actions or have limited movement. It aims to make virtual reality more accessible to users with physical disabilities.

What do you need to play?

You need only 3 things:

VR Ready PC

VR Set

WalkinVR Driver

WalkinVR allows for the adaptation of potentially any VR Game or Experience on the SteamVR platform. It was tested with Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index.

Steam download button

Free for Individual Users.

For VR Arcades, research centers, organizations, etc.

See how WalkinVR can adapt Virtual Reality for People with Disabilities: 

How does WalkinVR work?

1. Gameplay in VR with Assistance

Another person can assist to a disabled person while playing Virtual Reality game. With an Xbox Controller operated by another person can be used to assist the player with movement and button pressing.

person on wheelchair with personal assistant play VR

2. Virtual Movement and Rotation

Players are now able to move and rotate in Virtual Reality without having to perform the movement in the real world. This feature is most utilized when players need to prone, kneel, stand, and turn around 360 degrees.

This feature is often used by players in the wheelchair or lying in bed.

virtual reality representing virtual move on wheelchair

3. Adjustment of Controller Position

Players can adapt the controllers’ position and range of motion to compensate for their limitations. This feature helps players who are not able to move their controllers to the height or dept required by the video game.

Position adjustment is useful when you cannot raise hands (like muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophies, or stroke).

handicapped person virtual reality position adaptation

4. Tracking of Deficient or Spastic Hands

Problems with holding a controller can be addressed by hand tracking without the controllers.

In such a case, deficient or spastic hands can be tracked by the Kinect device.

thanks to the application of the company walkinVRdriver girl can uses virtual googles during therapy

ABOUT US

We made Virtual Reality Technology accessible for disabled people and we are proud of it.

Our solution supports players with motor disorders (wheelchair users and other disabled people) as well as allows for making exercises more varied by doing a workout in Virtual Reality (VR).

What happens when a person exercises in Virtual Reality?

disabled girl uses virtual goggles for therapy

Any person, when exercising with virtual reality enhancement, is actually having real physical training, completing his physiotherapy done in the gym. It is an additional rehabilitation form. Among the participants, an interesting phenomenon is observed – a person focused on the tasks and quests of the virtual world game, is much bolder with physical movements both during the VR session, and later during functional therapy in the gym.

Avalon Foundation
(They have been using WalkinVR in their VR Game Room since 2018)

Strong commitment, internally motivated moves.

The patient is focused on achieving the result, not on the number of repetitions.

Increased self-confidence in the face of proposed quests.

Unconsciously initiated movements are most often accomplished with a greater range than under the therapist‘s instructions.

The level and nature of enhancements are fully adjustable to the patient’s capabilities and intended therapeutic results.

Lots of fun that boost their self-esteem and makes every activity possible in virtual reality.

With WalkinVR you can play widely available games!

Dedicated games are created for fulfilling specific rehabilitation goals. However, they are also:

  • Only initially attractive due to VR technology
  • Limited propositions due to limited budgets
  • Losing their attractiveness relatively soon

Publicly available games are entertaining and involving. Now, they can be such for everyone. They have:

  • Huge budgets due to a wide market
  • Great design that makes them addictive and fun
  • The constant flow of new propositions
  • Ongoing support for their attractiveness

Technology

WalkinVR is software for general purposes such as games or other VR-based entertainment. The software can also be used for lifestyle and wellbeing purposes, such as workout using VR technology. WalkinVR is intended to make such leisure activities more accessible to people with disabilities.

steam compatibility screen
supported virtual reality headsets

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