The Tutor System – HandTutor LegTutor and its Capabilities in African Rehabilitation Therapy

In a research study conducted by  Dr. Andrew J. Haig for the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine about the availability of medical rehabilitative care for people living in Antartica and Sub Saharan Africa it was found that for the Antarticans there was no major problem as when there was a need for such care the patient would merely be flown to world class healthcare facilities elsewhere. However for the approximately 78 million affected people on the African continent there was no such solution. Africa basically has no physical and rehabilitation medicine training programs, no professional organizations, no specialty board requirements, and no practising physicians in the field as of the time of the study.
Enter the TUTOR system with its versatility and availability in addition to it’s relatively low cost. The patient that suffers from a stroke, head/spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Radial/Ulnar nerve or  Brachial Plexus injuries and other upper or lower joint issues can avail himself of this state of the art rehabilitation device. The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR are recently developed braces and gloves that are placed strategically on affected parts of the body and then with the dedicated software that has been  created exclusively for the TUTORS provide for intensive and repetitive exercises using various games.
The games challenge the patient to perform the exercises at a customized difficulty level. This level is set by the OT or PT, who can be located remotely through the use of telerehabiliation, and encourages the patient to do intensive repetitive exercise practice.
Although foreign charities and aid groups along with local governments would have to be involved the possibilities are endless as to the success the TUTORS can have with this population. The TUTOR system is FDA and CE certified and can be used by children as well as adults. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.


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