Some technologies are only effective at certain stages of rehab, such as when the patientnhas some active movement in the fingers or wrist. The Amadeo has programs to provide therapy which is completely passive (no active movement), assisted when some movement is possible and fully interactive, for when movment needs to be refined and practiced.
The robot has the ability to provide intensive therapy, hundreds of movments can be completed in a single session, upto 10 times the amount completed with existing devices and much greater than hands on therapy. This intensity increases the possibility of reconnecting neural pathways.
Rehab can be very boring and repetitve. This makes motivation to train even harder. By introducing simple therapy games with various difficulty levels, patients focus pay more attention. Young and Older patients can find their therapy is much more immersive.
4. Individual Fingers
The Amadeo does not only open and close the hand, you can control individual fingers. This becomes important as some fingers recover first and need to be controled or restricted to encourage the weaker ones.
5. Cognitive Training
The hand robot has a suite of therapy programs designed to support cognitive training while moving the hands.
Its difficult to evaluate the hand but the amadeo has assessments for range of movement, force, tone and spasticity. All for the individual fingers
This data provides the clinician and patients with reports to show progress and encourage training through motivation!
Timing and the 10 Years Tyromotion Celebration
Over the next few days the team from Ectron will be in Graz celebrating 10 years of Tyromotion with the Tyromotion team and their international partners. During the event Ectron will learn about the latest advances in Tyromotion technology.
In addition to Kathryn Farris, Tyromotion are introducing two more guest speakers.
Dr. Andrea Turolla, PT PhD
IRCCS San Camillo Hospital Foundation – Venice/Italy
Topic: New approaches for closed-loop control of devices, in rehabilitation: principles and evidence.
Michael Laborn, OT
Ergotherapie Laborn – Ergoldsbach/Bavaria/Germany
Topic: Computer aided intensive therapy of the hand- and arm-function. A promising approach.
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The popular TMS Course held at Maastricht University is for the first time offered in London tailored at a UK audience. The course is designed for health care professionals working with TMS, or considering working with TMS, clinicians and researchers who seek training in transcranial magnetic stimulation. The course consists of a mix of academic sessions and hands-on sessions.
The Clinical TMS Certification Course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net
The Clinical TMS Certification Course is provided by academics and specialists from Maastricht University and was granted 11 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the EACCME.
European Accreditation is granted by the EACCME in order to allow participants who attend the above-mentioned activity to validate their credits in their own country.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme .
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The 'Clinical TMS Certification Course' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 11 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.