Injured Libyans Assisted in Rehabilitation clinics in the USA by Tutor System

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Martine Powers writing for The Globe on November 11, 2011 reports on a story about  veterans of the recent Libyan uprising.
During the Libyan revolution, Marwan Mafud, 22, wasn’t a soldier but a student that used his car to bring medical supplies to rebel troops.
While working, government soldiers spotted a rebel flag in his car and pulled him out of the car and beat him, fracturing his skull and breaking his right hand in the process.
With the help of  the US State Department, Mafud is now one of 22 Libyan men at Spaulding Hospital North Shore in Salem receiving physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation care. The Libyans need rehabilitation for injuries including bullet wounds, orthopedic trauma, nerve injury, spinal and brain injury.
Movement dysfunction due to Spinal cord injury is one of many disabilities treated by the newly created Tutor system. Consisting of the HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor devices designed by Physiotherapists and occupational therapists to improve motor, sensory and cognitive impairments through intensive active exercises with augmented feedback.
These exercises are challenging and motivating and allow the therapist to tailor the amount and difficulty of repetitive training to the patient’s performance and movement ability. The Tutor system also includes objective quantitative evaluations that allow the therapist to report on the patients progress to their fellow occupational and physical therapists and other members of the rehabilitation team. Currently part of the rehabilitation program of leading U.S., European and foreign hospitals the Tutors –HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor are also used in private and public clinics and at home through the use of telerehabilitation. The Tutors are suitable for children from the age of 4 as well as adults. See

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