"The Cave constitutes an extraordinary tool in the rehabilitation programs for patients after a stroke, in the initial stages of senile dementia or in the treatment of diseases like Parkinson's. Thanks to this technology we can help the eldery patients in their return home, simulating their daily routine in a safe environement," explains Marco Stramba Badiale, chief of the Geriatric Cardiovascular Department and of the Experimental Laboratory for Rheabilitation and Cerebrovascular Medicine of the Auxologico Institute of Milan. "
"This therapeutic application is the new frontier of immersive reality," says Filippo Rizzante, Reply CTO, "and this Cave project is the firs of its kind in Italy. Forge Reply contributed offering specialized skills in designing virtual reality and immersive reality systems, giving patients the opportunity to experience a new rehabilitative process based on innovative technologies."
"This interest in Cybertherapy stems from the need of finding the latest psychological rehabilitation solutions," added Prof. Giuseppe Riva, head of the Technology Applied to Neuroscience Laboratory of the Auxologico Institute, remembering that "this technology was first used to cure anxiety disorders of US veterans". Giuseppe Riva worked on the Cave project after 20 years of studying virtual reality, being the world most published author on the matter."