Tutors Exceed Robots and Other Gadgets in Rehabilitation Therapy

English: Pleo robot

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Many times we hear of a new invention that enables stroke victims or those who have suffered from brain (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI) to regain their movement ability during physical rehabilitation therapy. Most of these devices use an outside stimulus or force to cause movement of the affected limb. The Tutors (HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor, 3DTutor) use a more natural philosophy. The patient does the work not a machine or robot. The patient thus learns how to reuse his limb rather than relying or waiting for an independent stimulus. This system has a much preferred lasting effect and also challenges the patient to do more for himself. In addition the Tutors do assisted active exercise by the PT or OT which is vastly less expensive than a robot. The OT or PT is also multi tasked and can assist the patient in intensive repetitive exercises.

The Tutor system consists of ergonomic wearable devices together with powerful dedicated rehabilitation software. The system is indicated for patients in rehabilitation centers, private clinics and the home where it can be supported by telerehabilitation. It is designed for those who have head, trunk, upper and lower extremity movement dysfunction.
The system consists of motivating and challenging games that allow the patient to practice isolated and/or interjoint coordination exercises. Controlled exercise practice will help to prevent the development of compensatory movement patterns. The dedicated software allows the therapist to fully customize the exercises to the patient’s movement ability. In addition the therapist can objectively and quantitatively evaluate and report on the treatment progress. The rehabilitation system optimizes the patient’s motor, sensory and cognitive performance and allows the patient to better perform everyday functional tasks to improve their quality of life. The Tutor system is FDA and CE certified. See http://www.HandTutor.com for more information.
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