Bionautica Trails is a biometrically driven, interactive experience designed to engage cardiac rehabilitation patients during treatment via a combination of immersive game-mechanics, cardiac-focused instructional elements, stunning visuals, and compelling narrative.
Designed to be used during the treadmill portion of the therapy, Bionautica Trails enables patients to explore the fictional Whister National Park, where they can complete challenges, unlock secrets and uncover the tantalizing history of locations within the park. By parceling out the story and discovery of secrets over multiple sessions, Bionautica Trails encourages patients to complete the full course of their assigned treatment.
Bionautica Trails contains seven unique courses including five woodland trails, a stand-up paddleboarding experience and a fantasy course that allows patients and users to walk or run among the stars.
Works with any existing treadmill
The virtual national park covers 250k square acres and includes five woodland trails, a water experience, and a fantasy course
Instructional, game, and narrative elements work to drive engagement and patient education
Support for real-time biometric tracking (such as Heart Rate, Skin Temperature)
Haptic feedback allows patients to not only see but feel the experience
Configuration options allow clinicians to customize the experience to the needs of each patient
50” High-definition monitor provides unparalleled immersion
Dunlay, Shannon M., et al. The American Journal of Medicine, vol. 127, no. 6, 2014, pp. 538–546., Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Readmissions, and Death After Acute Myocardial Infarctiondoi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.02.008.
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Each year, over two million Americans undergo a coronary event or revascularization procedure, and millions more have a chronic cardiac condition for which Cardiac Rehabilitation is recommended. Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation results in a significant reduction in hospital readmissions and cardiovascular deaths.
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