Sydney based company MDXD has been developing solutions to help overcome sedentary lifestyles through gaming and digital experiences.
Vadim Dedov tells us more.
Is the problem you’re trying to solve is using gaming to overcome medical issues and help recovery?
Vadim Dedov: “What we’re trying to do is to merge entertainment and physical activity, making it accessible for everyone of all ages including older patients in hospitals. Our hardware makes it possible for patients such as heart or stroke patients to start mobilisation in their hospital beds by playing games in virtual reality using their legs.”
Have you been trialling the product with any testers?
VD: “We had done trials in Sydney and published four papers including the trial, which we did at the Balmain Hospital. We worked with 30 patients over the age of 80 and received positive evaluation of our technology.”
Where to with your company’s growth, how do you adapt your product to make it accessible?
VD: “For the next few months we plan to approach business not from the medical but the entertainment side. We are now developing a leg-based controller for gaming so that anyone can play video games and virtual sports like soccer with their legs to transform sedentary playing with hands into physical exercise.”
Interview produced in collaboration with Qatar Sports Tech.