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REAL y-Series®: Rehabilitation Tool with Assessments

Engaging. Adaptable. Informative. Clinically Designed.

Procedural and operative techniques and considerations are illustrative examples from healthcare provider experience. Healthcare providers’ treatment and technique decisions will vary based on their medical judgment. Individual results may vary depending on patient-specific attributes and other factors.

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REAL y-Series Now with Assessments!

Assessments are a key part of a patient’s journey. Learn how therapists can lead patients through Static Stance Tests and Functional Reach Assessments on the REAL y-Series.

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Physical Therapist aiding a client who is wearing a REAL System VR headset for rehabilitation

REAL y-Series offers specific targeted activities for both lower and upper extremities:

  • Motor function

  • Cognition

  • Dynamic movements

  • Isolated movements


Streamlined filtering for therapy session efficiency

Filter by:

  • Body Target
  • Exercise
    • Squat
    • Lunge
    • Heel Raise
    • Sit to Stand
    • Shoulder Raise
    • Standing Marching
  • Assessments
  • Experiences
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A physical therapist holds a tablet showing REAL System's tablet view while a client is wearing the VR headset while doing exercises.

Use in a variety of settings:

  • Acute care rehab: Rehabilitation of physical and cognitive impairments following traumatic injury.

  • Inpatient/Outpatient rehab: Used for acute care as well as part-time programs for patient rehabilitation.

  • Sports medicine: Settings that therapists work with athletes.

  • Long-term care: Variety of rehabilitation therapies designed to meet patient needs for a long period of time.

  • Skilled nursing facility: provides care and rehabilitation services to patients recovering from an illness or surgery.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Check out how the adaptable REAL y-Series can be used to motivate and engage patients during their time in inpatient rehabilitation.

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Outpatient Rehabilitation

Check out how the REAL y-Series can be used to engage and help progress patient progress in outpatient rehabilitation treatment sessions.

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Use across disciplines:

  • Physical rehabilitation: Physical therapists focus on rehabilitating physical injuries and disorders. Physiatrists may potentially identify physical rehabilitation that may prevent further injury.

  • Occupational rehabilitation: Occupational therapists focus on returning injured workers to daily work activities through their function and cognitive capacity.

  • Speech language therapy: Speech language pathologists aide patients in speech and/or language disorders that include articulation, fluency, and voice.

  • Recreational therapy: Recreational therapists treatment plans are designed to achieve the highest level of function possible for their patient.

REAL y-Series is available in two configurations:

  • ONLINE With internet connectivity, enhance your knowledge by building a patient profile for quick start session after session and for review of objective measures and insights over multiple sessions. Offers over-the-air updates for new software releases.
  • OFFLINE Without internet connectivity, quick start a patient session, followed by reviewing session-specific objective measures and insights. Manual software updates required.
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Evaluate patient progress with automated, insightful objective measures:

  • Time spent in session

  • Trunk measurements

  • Sit-to-stand measurements

  • Full-body movement measurements

  • Balance measurements

  • Functional range of motion

With the y-Series balance assessments, therapists can: 

  • Maintain clinical discretion for assessment acceptability
  • Detect when a patient breaks stance
  • Demonstrate progress to patients 
Patient using the REAL System y-Series performing a balance assessment on one leg with their hand out.

Assessment Measures

Review measures of static stance and functional reach assessments done in VR for therapeutic planning, documentation and patient discussion.

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Clinically Designed

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Using an evidence-based approach, REAL y-Series is clinically designed to support:

Motor Skills

  • Endurance
  • Muscle tone
  • Joint mobility
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Core stability

Cognitive Skills

  • Visual
  • Sequencing
  • Communication
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) training
VR is Supportive for Rehabilitation:

  • VR therapy is supportive as an adjunct to conventional therapy1,2

  • Systems that are customized for healthcare can be more effective than off-the-shelf systems3
  1. Laver KE, Lange B, George S, Deutsch JE, Saposnik G, Crotty M. Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Nov 20;11:CD008349. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008349.pub4 
  2. Aminov A, Rogers JM, Middleton S, Caeyenberghs K, Wilson PH. What do randomized controlled trials say about virtual rehabilitation in stroke? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of upper-limb and cognitive outcomes. J NeuroEng Rehabil. 2018;15(1):29. doi:10.1186/s12984-018-0370-2
  3. Maier M, Ballester BR, Duff A, Oller ED, Verschure P. Effect of specific over nonspecific VR-based rehabilitation on poststroke motor recovery: a systematic meta-analysis. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2019;33(2):112-129. doi:10.1177/1545968318820169

REAL y-Series Activities

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Practice intentional movement through tai chi and engage in mindfulness.

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Happy Valley™

Mirror therapy, core work, isotonic exercises for lower and upper extremity, cross-body movements, cognitive exercises, and more.

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Island Antics™

Engage upper extremity with guided cross-body movements in seated or standing positions.

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Mindful Market™

Support cognitive skills through virtual sandwich making, sorting, and math activities.

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Music in Motion™

Engage in auditory and coordination skills for both upper and lower extremities, including core.

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Pleasant Cove™

Practice cognitive skills, including sequencing and sorting through gardening and music.

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REAL Life™

Practice sequencing and body movement in a bathing ADL simulation.

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REAL Pinball™

Practice dynamic coordination and endurance with both lower and upper extremity in seated and standing positions.

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Under the Sea™

Challenge cognition, lower extremity strength, and endurance with isotonic seated and standing exercises.

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Virtual Athletic Club™

Work on upper body endurance and strength in a futuristic athletic club.

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What’s Included

REAL System's y-Series VR headset for physical therapy rehabilitation
  1. TherapyView™ tablet
    • Real-time customization of therapy
  2. REAL® hands-free sensor
    • Enables full-body tracking
  3. REAL headset
    • Engages the patient in virtual worlds

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