Newest Rehab Centers Need to Include HandTutor ArmTutor LegTutor – Tutor System

Philip Lim, writing for GMAONLINE on February 4, 2012 reports about the progress achieved in stroke rehabilitation.
A Singaporean retiree Soon Eng Sam, 70, suffered a stroke that paralysed the left side of his body.
He was bedridden for three months and had  regained some limb functions on the affected side with conventional physical therapy. He  now hopes to hasten his recovery with the help of new devices designed to make rehabilitation fun.
Soon is one of the lucky patients to use  the Centre for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics (CART) which is described as one of  the most advanced facilities of its kind in Asia.
There is a race against time as more and more people are approaching the ”golden age” making a center like this more and more important.
It is estimated that in about 20 years  twenty percent of the population will be 65  or older. Now it is only 9.3 percent of the population.
Chan Kay Fei, head of Rehabilitation Medicine at the government-run Tan Tock Seng Hospital feels that technology will be more and more vital and therapists will not be able to meet all the needs of the aging population.
Enter–new medical devices.
One of the most innovative systems to be developed in recent times is the TUTOR system.
Rehabilitation using the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR is included in the USA at major rehabiliaiton in-patient and out-patient clinics as well as at private physical therapy clinics. Many patients including those suffering from a stroke or cerebral palsy as well as those who have had a TBI or Spinal cord injury can also avail themselves of the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR  through the use of tele rehabilitation in addition to clinics and hospitals. These devices have been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the whole body including the upper and lower extremity. The system consists of ergonomic wearable devices and dedicated rehabilitation software that provide patient instructions and feedback to encourage intensive massed controlled exercise practice. In this way, the Tutor system allows for controlled exercise of multijoints within the normal movement pattern which prevents the development of undesired and compensatory joint movement and therefore ensures better performance of functional tasks. This is important in the rehabilitation process for stroke, brain, spinal cord (SCI) and Cerebral Palsy  in addition to other neurological and orthopedic injury and disease.  Additional features of theTUTOR system include quantitative evaluation and objective follow up that is important in the physiotherapists treatment of the stroke patient.
The TUTORS are FDA and CE certified and are available for children as well as adults. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for further information.

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