Using AR illusions in healthcare:
Increasing mobility for people with Parkinson's disease.


Parkinson's patients have trouble controlling their movements. Yet, when visual cues are here to guide them, motor control is enhanced. Patients even said "If you get me up a flight of stairs I'd be up no problem at all. If someone chucked a ball at me, my hand would go straight out. And yet if you asked me to put my arm out it would go like that so slow."

For Archhacks 2017 HealthTech Hackathon, my team and I created an AR app for Google Cardboard adding visual cues to the field of view of people with Parkinson's disease. Using Unity, Vuforia, and a custom built Android plugin for voice recognition, I created in 2 days an experience where patients can trigger the apparition of visual guides through their voice.