VR4MS: Rehabilitative intervention combined with VR-assisted treadmill training to improve motor and cognitive function in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Study Description:
The VR4MS study was investigating the effectiveness of a new method of rehabilitation for people with impaired walking ability due to relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Over a span of six weeks, all participants received a high-quality, supervised outpatient rehabilitation treatment tailored to each individual’s needs. As part of the study, this treatment was provided free of charge. The participants were randomly divided into two groups. One group received conventional treadmill training while the other group received a new, recently developed form of treadmill training. A detailed examination of neurological functions were done before and after therapy.

In cooperation with the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Private Investigator: Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Tanja Schmitz-Hübsch AG Neuroimmunology, NCRC

Hsieh KL, Mirelman A, Shema-Shiratzky S, Galperin I, Regev K, Shen S, Schmitz-Hubsch T, Karni A, Paul F, Devos H, Sosnoff JJ, Hausdorff JM. A multi-modal virtual reality treadmill intervention for enhancing mobility and cognitive function in people with multiple sclerosis: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials 2020, 97. Link