ArmTutor Takes Over Physical Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients

As reported in the ”Misoulian” January 2012.  Scott Douglas, founding director of the University of Montana’s Entertainment Management program, suffered a severe stroke over a year ago. In addition, he developed Broca’s Aphasia. He is receiving intensive therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, acupuncture and many other types of treatment. Soon he will be able to work on getting back his normal movement ability in his affected right arm and when he does the ARMTUTOR will be of substantial help.
The ARMTUTOR system has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist or upper extremity. The system consists of an ergonomic wearable arm brace and dedicated physical rehabilitation software. The ARMTUTOR system allows for interactive rehabilitation exercise and  a range of biomechanical evaluations including speed, passive and active range of motion and motion analysis of the upper extremity. This quantitative data allows Physical and occupational therapists (OT) (PT) to customize the right exercise parameters to the patients movement ability and report on the patients exercise progress. The ARMTUTOR rehabilitation concept is based on performing controlled and repetitive exercise rehabilitation practice through the use of various games which are at a patient customized level with real time accurate feedback on the patient’s performance.  The rehabilitation games are suitable for a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic injury and disease.
The games challenge the patient to perform the exercise at a customized difficulty level. This level is set by the occupational or physical therapist and encourages the patient to do intensive repetitive exercise practice.
The ARMTUTOR allows for isolated and a combination of elbow and three directional shoulder treatment. The system provides detailed exercise performance instructions and precise feedback on the patients exercise performance. Overall, controlled exercise of multijoints within a normal movement pattern will prevent the patient developing an undesired and compensatory joint performance of functional tasks.
The Arm Tutor and its sister devices (LEGTUTOR, HANDTUTOR, 3DTUTOR) are used wordwide in hospitals and clinics. They can also be used at home through telerehabilitation. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.

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