Tutor System Maximizes the Therapy for Brain Injured Patients

Boston, Massachusets has a major problem. It has the largest number of drunk driving accidents resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This according to an article by Dr. Ford Vox written in THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY January 1, 2012.
 Studies indicate alcohol is involved in a least a fifth ( no pun intended) of  brain injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents . By contrast, a ten-minute personal reflection indicates Boston’s drug of choice is involved in at least 75% of crashes resulting in a traumatic brain injury which is severe enough for the rehabilitation hospital.
A high-functioning Bostonian woman had too many cocktails at an after-work party but made the mistake of driving home (even though her  high-functioning coworkers didn’t stop her). A lot of Boston’s elders enjoy an alcoholic nightcap. Dr. Vox sees them regularly after they fall in the bathroom at night resulting in  subdural hematomas. Many cases he sees have almost nothing to do with  alcoholism. These are just people whose alcohol usage is normal for the society in which they live: New England. Until they were injured many were experiencing no health, social, or work problems because of their alcohol use.
There are many more absurd cases of brain injuries resulting from this drinking phenomenon. However when it DOES occur and recovery is taking place there is the TUTOR system which can greatly maximize the physical therapy treatment that is necessary to return normal mobility to the brain injured patient.
Victims of brain injury and stroke can benefit greatly from the TUTOR system– the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and the 3DTUTOR. The TUTOR system is being used successfully in leading U.S. and foreign hospitals and clinics and is also benefiting home care patients.
The newly developed HANDTUTOR and its sister devices have become a key system in neuromuscular rehabilitation and physical therapy for brain injury patients as well as post stroke and TBI patients. These innovative devices implement an impairment based program with augmented feedback  that encourages regular practice and motor learning through intensive active exercises. The exercises are challenging and motivating and allow for repetitive  training tailored to the patient’s performance and also motor, sensory and cognitive movement ability. Customized, simple but powerful rehabilitation software allows the physical and occupational therapist  the ability to adjust the program and exercise difficulty to the patient’s movement ability. The system also includes objective quantitative evaluations that allow the physiotherapist and his occupational therapist colleagues to report on the patients exercise progress. Telerehabilitation features allow the HANDTUTOR, LEGTUTOR, ARMTUTOR and the 3DTUTOR to be supported by the physical rehabilitation team when the patient is at home. This ensures that the patient is motivated to do more practice between treatments by the therapists.  The TUTOR system is suitable for children as well as adults. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.

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