Neuroplasticity and its Applications for Rehabilitation With the Tutor System

Posted January 13, 2011

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Neuroplasticity and its applications for rehabilitation using the Tutor system:
In the January edition of theAmerican Journal of Therapeutics Symposium: Stroke Management, Dr. Young and Dr. Tolentino of Rush University report on neuroplasticityand its applications for rehabilitation . The report describes the various studies on neuro plasticity and the variety of interventions now available.

The HandTutor system with its sister devices (ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor) uses the proven concept of active intensive exercise practice. However the power of the dedicated rehabilitation software is the fact the exercise task provides the patient with real time instructions on how to move their hand, arm, fingers and other joints of the body. The tasks can be customized so that the difficulty level will exercise the patients exact movement dysfunction.  In addition augmented feedback is provided on the result of the patient’s movement and on the patients movement performance this motivates and stimulate patients to continue task practice.


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