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Playphysio

Playphysio provides gaming solutions that transform the daily physiotherapy routines of children suffering with respiratory conditions.

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What critical problem is Playphysio addressing?

Respiratory physiotherapy treatments are time consuming, and involve monotonous repetitive routines. They generate hundreds of opportunities every day for children to argue with their parents. This leads to high stress levels at home and rapid decline in respiratory health which is costing care providers millions every year.

How do you provide a solution to this problem?

Playphysio enables chronically sick children to become players not patients through gamification; their medical devices are synced with an app which means they can play a game while completing daily physiotherapy. Playphysio increases compliance with prescribed treatment more than three times, improving health, reducing the costs of care, and reducing stress for patients and their families.

UN Sustainable Development Goal addressed:

Good health & wellbeing

Could you explain how you use tech?

Playphysio develops electronic hardware and software that tracks the use of medical therapy devices. We use gamification to incentivise and maintain treatment. MyPhysioPal is our clever little box which you simply attach to your existing chest physiotherapy OPEP device. It will tell the Playphysio app whenever you blow into your OPEP. Playphysio games count your blows and show your progress through your physiotherapy routine. Our app keeps a record on your phone showing how treatment is going. You can also choose to share this information with doctors and physiotherapists.

We’re looking forward to connecting with funders, manufacturers and game developers who share our excitement and vision that games can save lives.

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