1. Rehab for all phases of rehabilitation
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!
On the 25th April 2017 the National Institute for Health Research published a report stating repetitive task training can help recovery after stroke.
Following a stroke, people who received repetitive task training showed greater improvements in performing functional tasks, such as picking up a cup, standing up and walking. These improvements were sustained for up to six months.
Disability following stroke is common, affecting around half of all stroke survivors. This NIHR-funded review of over thirty trials found that repetitive task training provided small gains in arm and leg function, balance and walking distance (about 35 metres).
We do not yet know the optimum number of sessions, or the ideal duration or intensity. However, it is a versatile and relatively easy intervention which can be delivered by physiotherapists/occupational therapists in groups, individually, in hospital, in the community or at home. Depending on the nature of the exercise, there is also potential for people to continue to practice on their own or with carer support.
This review shows that it can help people to improve functionality and mobility .
To read more please follow the link to the full article https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/portal/article/4000640/repetitive-task-training-can-help-recovery-aft...
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