Registration Open - Parkinson’s Virtual Reality World Championships
A landmark event, the first ever Virtual Reality World Championships for those with Parkinson’s; registration is now open.
In honour of James Parkinson who identified the disease over 200 years ago; the inaugural tournament will be held on Sunday 11th April, World Parkinson’s Day
The Virtual Reality tournament is part of a new rehabilitation programme that has grown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our unique program model was established to improve Parkinson’s Disease symptoms through an engaging, novel, and fun rehabilitative method, table tennis, and working to reach out to those individuals with Parkinson’s who are physically still able to engage in more active methods. Ping pong is a socially inclusive activity that provides social support networks, something that has been shown to improve quality of life in PD. The growing interest in virtual table tennis for over 17 years now has led to developments in gaming technology with the potential to feed into research and digital therapeutics.
We are committed to growing this mission to help the Parkinson’s community through novel, holistic, rehabilitative approaches which can address the needs of younger and less symptomatic individuals with PD who are seeking a more active and enjoyable form of physical therapy.” Dr. Art Dubow, Co-Founder
The event will be held online using the Eleven Table Tennis Virtual Reality platform. Participants will need to make sure that they have setup an Oculus account and acquired a virtual reality headset:
Registration is through online application, the closing date, Sunday April 4th 2021.
“We are not only playing for us – we are playing for 10million people with Parkinson’s.” Nenad Bach, PingPongParkinson®️ Founder