1. What should a patient know before using VR TierOne?
Please notify the patient about the realism of the Virtual Reality (VR) environment. The patient should know that during the therapy he or she will be cut off from the outside world during the therapy and that his/her task is to delve into the created virtual world. The effectiveness of therapeutic sessions depends on the patient’s compliance with the instructor’s suggestions and on performing simple tasks that are presetn within the therapy.
2. Is it safe to stay within Virtual Reality?
As long as you follow our recommendations: you are safe.
3. How does VR TierOne therapy look like exactly?
Therapy is carried out under the supervision of trained personnel (often a therapist). During the therapeutic session, the patient is wearing a VR headset with headphones – while holding a controller in hand. The patient transfers to the virtual world and is not alone there. He or she follows the guidance of the virtual therapist. The therapy lasts up to 20 minutes.
4. How should I prepare for a therapeutical session?
The therapy does not require any special preparation. Try to come rested to the therapy.
5. What are the indications for using the VR TierOne solution?
The indications for therapy are depression, anxiety, low motivation, apathy, sadness, lack of motivation, psychophysical exhaustion, lack of concentration, attention disorders, pain, depression accompanying somatic diseases such as COVID-19, heart attack or stroke.
6. What are the contraindications to VR TierOne therapy?
Contraindications to VR TierOne therapy include epilepsy, schizophrenia, manufacturing symptoms, aphatic disorders, claustrophobia (the patient declares or senses that wearing the VR goggles may be a problem), age under 12, visual impairment, conditions following cataract surgery and other eye surgery, and pacemakers and other implanted electronic medical devices. Some contraindications are temporary, others require consultation with a doctor. The feasibility of the therapy is determined by taking into account the participant’s state of health.
7. Can a patient wearing corrective glasses use the advantages of virtual therapy?
Yes, the patient can use the VR headset wearing their prescription glasses – the VR headset designed so as to accommodate their spectacle frames inside.
8. I am in a wheelchair, can I use VR TierOne therapy?
Yes, moving in a wheelchair is not an obstacle as VR TierOne therapy is performed in a sitting position.
9. What chair will be the most appropriate for the participants of therapy?
The therapy is performed in a sitting position, so it is important to ensure that the patient is properly seated. The right seat for the patient equals safety, freedom of movement and easier entering into the state of total immersion. We recommend a swivel chair with a stable structure and without wheels. The chair we offer provides adequate back support, lack of a headrest allows the patient to freely look around in Virtual Reality, and the rounded armrests do not block the movement of the patient’s hands during the session with the controller. The armchair we offer is easy to clean and disinfect, functional and aesthetic. It is available in two colours.
10. Can the patient feel safe during the therapy?
All the instructor’s messages, images and sounds are completely safe for the therapy participant. The virtual therapeutic world was designed by professionals in such a way that it does not bring side effects with the use of VR solutions. During the therapeutic session, the operator does not interact with the patient – the entire session and the course of the task are controlled by the instructor in Virtual Reality (VR). If the patient observes disturbing phenomena, he or she should calmly inform the operator about it and wait for assistance – please do not get up from the chair and do not attempt to remove the goggles abruptly.
11. Does the patient experience discomfort similar to motion sickness when using the VR TierOne therapeutic solution?
Absolutely not. We did our best to make the use of VR TierOne bring only the intended positive effect, to be fully comfortable and free of side effects. We have made every effort to ensure that the patient does not experience any unpleasant sensations in the virtual world of VR TierOne.
12. Are there any tests required before a VR TierOne session?
No additional tests are required immediately prior to the session, but blood pressure and heart rate measurements can be taken before and after the therapy session.
13. What is the nearest location, where I can enjoy the benefits of VR TierOne therapy?
14. How much does the therapy cost?
To find out the cost of VR TierOne therapy, please refer to the price list of the medical facility providing the therapy. The cost may vary depending on the number of sessions performed. It is recommended to complete the entire therapy consisting of 8 sessions.
15. What effects can we expect from VR TierOne therapy?
The effects of using VR TierOne are mood improvement, reduction of anxiety, psychophysical relaxation, increased faith in treatment success, improvement of concentration and attention, improvement of visual and spatial functions, reduction of pain sensations, motivation for rehabilitation and stimulation of brain plasticity.
16. Are there any special recommendations for the therapists?
Useful recommendations for therapy providers can be found in the VR TierOne Clinical Guide. The publication, recommended by specialists, contains a description of clinical cases, advantages and health benefits of using the VR TierOne device. The guide facilitates the conduct of virtual therapy. We recommend reading the Clinical Guide, you can find it in the DOWNLOAD section.
17. Why is it recommended to use the VR TierOne therapeutic colouring?
We recommend to get the diary – VR TierOne therapeutic colouring book before starting the therapeutic sessions. It does not constitute an obligatory element of therapy, but it is recommended for patients to help organize their emotions after each session. It allows you to keep a tangible memory of the virtual world and reach for therapeutic content at any time. Ask for the VR TierOne therapeutic colouring book in the shop of a medical facility or at your therapist.