Tutor System Speeds Brain Injury Recovery of Upper As Well As Lower Joints

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As announced on PR WEB in October 2011, Encore Path, makers of the  Tailwind device for arm rehabilitation for stroke and brain injury survivors  announced its invitation to join Astia, the premier global network serving women-led high growth start-ups since 1999.

In 2009 Encore Path who develop rehabilitation devices for stroke and brain injury  released the Tailwind. Doctors and physical and occupational therapists working at the University of Maryland  developed the Tailwind which is designed to help people with moderate to severe arm dysfunction to improve range of motion and movement ability.
The newly developed HandTutor and the other Tutor system devices including ArmTutor, LegTutor, 3DTutor  have become a key system in neuromuscular rehabilitation and physical therapy for interactive rehabilitation exercise. The Tutor system is used in patients with upper limb and lower limb movement dysfunction that is caused by stroke, Cerebral plasy, spinal and brain injury as well as other neuological and orthopedic injury and disease. These innovative devices implement an impairment based program with augmented feedback. This allows physcial therapists and occupational therapists to customize the rehabilitation exercise to the patients movement ability which results in encouraged motor learning through intensive repetitive active exercises. The HandTutor, LegTutor, ArmTutor and 3DTutor is now  part of the rehabilitation program of leading U.S. and foreign hospitals with the Tutors being used in clinics and at home cdare. Home care patients can be supported by the occupational and physical therapist offering tele-rehabilitation.

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