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Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03945201
Recruitment Status Completed
First Posted May 10, 2019
Last update posted August 2, 2019
This study incorporates a virtual reality (VR) simulated walking environment, with audio component of patient education, into the treadmill portion of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The VR program was developed by Plas.MD and is named Bionautica Trails.
|Experimental: Virtual walking trails
Participants use multiple pieces of exercise equipment at each session for increasing amounts of time and at incrementally increasing levels of difficulty. After establishing a baseline, participants are allowed to use the treadmill for "up to 15 minutes" at each session. The treadmill is positioned in front of a vertically oriented high definition television screen showing Bionautica Trails, virtual walking trails created by Plas.md.
Other: Virtual walking trails
During time on the treadmill, participants walk in front of Bionautica Trails, the virtual walking trails created by Plas.md. Participants can select between seven trails including various nature themed trails and a space setting. While walking, participants wear wireless headphones that provide audio of cardiac rehabilitation education at random intervals. These education pieces cover six categories of information: Understanding Your Heart Condition, Diet, Exercise, Medication, Managing Risk Factors, and Emotional Health.
|Active Comparator: Standard of care
Participants receive normal cardiac rehabilitation according to approved standard of care. They use multiple pieces of exercise equipment at each session for increasing amounts of time and at incrementally increasing levels of difficulty. After establishing a baseline, participants are allowed to use the treadmill for "up to 15 minutes" at each session.
Other: Standard of care
Participants receive normal standard of care cardiac rehabilitation, completing multiple pieces of exercise equipment at increasing intervals according to the Jefferson Methodist Cardiac Rehabilitation program's protocols. Participants are given the option to use the treadmill for "up to" 15 minutes.
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- Participants must independently choose or be referred to Jefferson Health Methodist
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.
- Participants must have a referring cardiac condition requiring cardiac rehabilitation
- Physical inability to use treadmill
- Medically unsafe to use a treadmill for 15 minutes
- Inability to understand English
- Unable to provide consent
United States, Pennsylvania
Jefferson Health Methodist Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Thomas Jefferson University
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