Quality of Life Improved by the Tutor System

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Ben Oudsten, etal writing for INGENTA CONNECT on November 2011 discuss a study of a Quality of Life issue regarding Parkinson’s disease patients.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Motor and non-motor symptoms have an impact on persons’ lives. To what extent this is effecting persons’ quality of life (QOL) is not clear. Therefore, the aim of this qualitative study was to identify factors that persons perceive as eminently important for QOL.
This study demonstrated that focus groups are a valid and reliable way of eliciting views on QOL from persons with PD, caregivers and professionals. The focus group method confirmed the original WHOQOL parameters and also provided some new QOL themes. In addition, the results of this study pointed out that the impact of PD on QOL goes beyond the physical, social and emotional domains of health-related QOL (HRQOL).
The Tutor system devices are designed to improve quality of life for PD patients as well as for those recovering from stroke, upper and lower limb surgeries, brain and spinal cord injuries and many other disabilities. The Tutor system achieves a return to normal mobility of affected limbs.
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 (HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor, 3DTutor) 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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